Baseball Bowling Green Opening Round: Eagles Knock Off Drovers In Extra Inning Battle

The Reinhardt Eagles snapped the Drovers 17 game win streak today with a 7-6 walk-off victory in extra innings. The Eagles scored 3 runs in the bottom of 9th to tie the game at 6 and would later in the 10th get a walk-off single by Kaleb Swayze.

The Drovers offense put together 11 total hits, led by Alex Sanchez, who would go 2-4 with a single and a double. P.J. Garcia went 2-6 with 2 singles. Greg Barnette went 2-4 with 2 singles. Kenniel Rivera went 1-4 with a double. Coleton Horner went 1-4 with a single. Daniel Lafarga would go 1-3 with a single. Henry Rodriguez went 1-4 with a single. Stevie Thompson went 1-4 with a single.

The Drovers sent SR. Jose Hidalgo to mound, where he would 5.2 innings, and allow 3 runs on 4 hits. Hidalgo was forced to leave the game, as he was having cramps in his throwing arm. Hidalgo would end up with 4 strikeouts in the game. The Drovers used 3 reliever, in Stephen Wright, Corey Korenic, Angel Reyes. Wright would coming in during the bottom of the 6th and retire one batter on strikes, after Hidalgo had to leave. Wright would finish with 1.1 innings pitched, and he would give up 0 runs on just 1 hit. Wright would finish with 2 strikeouts. Korenic would throw 1 scoreless frame and would not allow a hit. He would finish his night with 1 strikeout. Reyes would throw 1 inning and would allow 4 runs on 6 hits. Reyes would finish the game with the loss, and will fall to 4-1 on the season.

The Eagles bats collected 11 hits, as they were led by Kaleb Swayze. He would go 3-5 with 3 singles, and he would hit the walk-off single that scored Daniel Rodriguez. Rodriguez went 2-5 with a single and a double. Chandler Wold went 2-5 with 2 singles. Sherman Graves would go 1-4 with a single. Matthew Vaccaro went 1-4 with a single. Andres Ugarte would go 1-3 with a single. Abel Nunez went 1-5 with a single.

The Eagles sent JR. Jason Gifford to the hill, as he would throw 6 innings, and would allow 4 runs on 6 hits. The Eagles used 3 relief pitcher, in Brennan Vincent, Connor Hawkins, and Heribert Casasola. Vincent threw 2 inning allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and would finish with 1 punchout. Hawkins would pitch 1 scoreless frame, as he would allow just 2 hits on the afternoon. Casasola would also throw a scoreless frame, as he would not allow a hit and would strikeout 1 Drover.

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