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Redhawks Collect School-Record 31 Hits in Split With Hilbert

Redhawks Collect School-Record 31 Hits in Split With Hilbert

HAMBURG, NY – La Roche Baseball (10-14, 6-2) collected a school record thirty-one hits in a double-header split with AMCC Conference foe Hilbert College (6-15, 2-6) 3-1 (L), 25-2 (W) on Saturday.

After falling to the host Hawks in Game 1, 3-1, the Redhawks knocked off 31 hits and 37 batters reached base safely in a 25-2 route of Hilbert. La Roche enjoyed a 9-run third inning, 7-run fifth inning, and an 8-run sixth inning in the record breaking game.

Dan Burns went 5 for 6 with 4 RBI and scored twice and Ryan Fennell reached base a career-high six times while adding 4 runs and 3 RBI. Shane Healy finished with 2 doubles to go along with 4 hits, 4 runs, and 3 RBI, and Brian Tougher scored four runs. Brian Herb got on base 5 times and Herb, Mitchell Myers, and Adam Zimmerman each scored 3 times and added 3 RBI.

Reed Tomlinson recorded his second win of the season after tossing four innings of two-run ball. Jesse Bauer, Justin Gorgacz, and JJ Tougher combined for three shutout innings in relief.

Sean Lubin had a leadoff double and scored to open Game 1 but the Redhawks fell to Hilbert 1-0. Lubin went 1 for 3 and Ryan Fennel added two hits. Shane Healy reached base twice with a double and Brian Tougher had a double and a walk.

Cole Lentz threw all six innings for the Redhawks and allowed only one earned run (three runs scored) on four hits to lower his ERA to an AMCC Conference best 1.99 ERA.