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Baseball Explodes For Six Runs In The Third Inning, Takes Series At Gardner-Webb

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Baseball Explodes For Six Runs In The Third Inning, Takes Series At Gardner-Webb

Boiling Springs, N.C. – The Winthrop University baseball team secured a 9-4 victory against Gardner-Webb on Sunday afternoon, thanks to a dominant six-run third inning performance. The win not only sealed the series for the Eagles but also improved their overall record to 10-12, with a 4-2 standing in conference action.

Key Contributors

  • Alan Benhardt: 3-5, 1 R, 1 SB
  • Nicholas Badillo: 1-5, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B
  • Jaylen Hernandez: 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR
  • Harrison Wilson: 2-4, 1 R, 1 2B
  • Nate Chronis: 1-3, 2 R, 1 RBI

Winning Pitcher: Caleb Jones (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Noah Arnett (0-1)
Save: N/A

How It Happened

The Eagles started the game strong, taking a 2-0 lead in the first inning with key contributions from Benhardt and Grossington. However, it was the explosive third inning that set Winthrop apart, as they scored six runs to extend their lead to 8-0, highlighted by a two-run homer from Hernandez.

Gardner-Webb fought back, cutting the lead in half with two two-run RBI singles in the bottom of the third. Despite a few opportunities to extend their lead further, Winthrop managed to stay in control and closed out the game with a 9-4 victory.

On Deck

Next up, Winthrop will face Wofford on Tue., Mar. 26 at 6 p.m. in a matchup broadcasted on ESPN+, stepping out of conference play for the non-conference showdown.

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