MYRTLE BEACH, SC-The Hampden-Sydney baseball team fell 10-6 to Catholic at the Ripken Complex in Myrtle Beach, SC this afternoon. The Tigers will now return home to host the Generals of Washington & Lee in a Saturday double header to open up ODAC play. The Tigers now stand at 5-4 on the season while Catholic remains perfect at 9-0.
The Cardinals got off to the early lead, using four runs in the second and one in the third to take a 5-0 lead.
The Tigers hit the scoreboard in the top of the fourth when Andrew Kasiski (Chesapeake, VA/Indian River) hit a solo homerun.
Catholic, however, fired back with three runs of their own in the inning, taking an 8-1 lead.
Ryan Clawson (Moseley, VA/Cosby) helped the Tigers start scoring in the top of the sixth, batting in Devin Daugherty (Norcross, GA/Greater Atlanta Christian). Clawson then scored on an RBI-single from Jonathan Triesler (Chesterfield, VA/Clover Hill), and Cory Allgood (Chester, VA/Thomas Dale) made it an 8-4 game.
As they did before, the Cardinals responded in the bottom half of the inning with two runs, to go up 10-4.
Two innings later, the Tigers were able to get two more runs with Daugherty and Andrew Brooks (Chesapeake, VA/Greenbrier Christian Academy) scoring on RBI from Blake Hartman (Chester, VA/Thomas Dale) and Triesler.
Offensively, the Tigers had eight hits, with Daugherty collecting a game-high three.
On the mound, the Tigers had ten pitchers see action.
Hampden-Sydney will play again on Saturday, March 10 as the Tigers host Washington & Lee in a double header. First pitch is set for 12:00 PM.