Ancilla College took a trip south this past weekend to face Clark State Community College in two doubleheaders. Each day featured an offensive explosion from the Eagles and a one-point contest.
In the opener on Friday, Ancilla took a 7-6 advantage into the bottom of the seventh inning, after scoring three runs in both the sixth and seventh innings. Clark State responded with a two out triple to secure the win.
Ametrius Fleming had a double and three RBI for the Chargers in the 6th inning to keep the Eagles within two runs. Clark State had scored four in the fifth to extend a 2-1 advantage. Jacob Kalt added two hits, an RBI, and scored a run to help lead a three run Ancilla attack that saw the Chargers take a 7-6 advantage in the top of the seventh. Marshal Furner got the start on the mound for Ancilla and gave up one earned run in four innings.
In the second game, Ancilla managed just two hits, dropping the game 11-5.
Saturday, Ancilla had another close game as Clark State took the opener 13-6 and the nightcap 3-2.
Hayden Maples had a rough first two innings in the series finale, but settled down to allow only three runs on eight hits. Ancilla College's offense could only manage a pair of runs as Clark State Community College help on for a win. Maples had eight strikeouts.
Anthony Reyes had a hit and forced in the Charger's only two runs. Tommy Cartagena had doubled earlier in the third inning and Ametrius Fleming had reached on one of his two hits for the game. Both scored off Reyes' single.
In the Saturday's opener, Ancilla tied the hosts 3-3 after two and a half innings. The Eagles then tore off 10 runs in the next two innings to put the game away. Reyes had a pair of hits and drove in two runs. Rylan Huntley and Mason Proulx each had two hits and drove in a run.