Baseball Opens Season In Arizona
March 25, 2013
The Middlebury baseball team opened up its season with its annual spring break trip to Tucson, Arizona. The Panthers opened the season against Oberlin, falling 9-4 and 14-11. In game one, Oberlin opened up the game with three in the seventh on its way to the 9-4 win. Michael Morris went 3-4 with a double and two runs driven in, while Dylan Sinnickson was 3-4 with a double. Thomas Rafferty had two hits in the game, including a two-bagger.
In game two, Middlebury plated nine runs in the first inning on seven hits, but could not hold on. Middlebury led 11-5 after three innings and gave up eight runs in the sixth inning to suffer the loss. Alex Kelly went 3-4 with a triple, three RBI and two runs scored. Morris was 3-3 with a double and three RBI, while Sinnickson belted a grand slam homer in the top of the first inning.
The Panthers earned their first win of the season with a 19-run, 20-hit game, handing Carleton a 19-8 loss. Middlebury struck for six runs in the first and sixth innings, adding four runs in the eighth. Mark Dickerson earned the win in relief with 4.1 innings of two-hit, scoreless relief. Max Araya went 4-5 in the game with three doubles, four RBI and three runs scored. Kelly was 3-5 with two doubles, while Thomas Driscoll went 3-4 with four runs scored. Morris finished the game 3-6 with three runs scored and three RBI.