Jordan Farber Hits Two Homeruns as Cardinals Defeat Amherst, 13-5

Photo by Lianne Yun '18
Photo by Lianne Yun '18

AMHERST, Mass. - Jordan Farber '16 hit two of the Cardinals four homeruns in the game, as the Wesleyan University baseball team defeated Little Three and NESCAC rival No. 25 Amherst College 13-5 on Friday night at Memorial Field.

RECORDS
Wesleyan: 19-9, 6-4 NESCAC West
Amherst: 20-9 , 6-4 NESCAC West

GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Marco Baratta '16 opened up the scoring for the Cardinals in the top of the first with a ground-rule double to center which scored Farber and Guy Davidson '16.
  • The Purple and White would tie the game in the bottom of the first thanks to RBI singles from Dave Cunning and Conner Gunn.
  • Back-to-back homeruns from Davidson and Farber in the top of the third would give Wesleyan a 4-2 advantage.
  • Gunn would hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the inning to bring Amherst to within one at 4-3.
  • Baratta would hit the Cardinals third homerun of the day as he took the Jackson Volle pitch over the right-centerfield wall to give Wesleyan a 5-3 lead.
  • The Cardinals added to their lead in the seventh on an Ellis Schaefer '17 single which scored Matt Jeye '18, giving Wesleyan a 6-3 advantage.
  • Wesleyan blew the game open in the top of the ninth, scoring seven runs. Robby Harbison '17 and Andrew Keith '19 contributed RBI singles, while Davidson laced a 2-run single down the leftfield line. Farber had the big hit of the inning as his 3-run homerun to left center gave the Cardinals a 13-4 lead.
  • Amherst got a run in the bottom of the inning, but it wasn't enough as the Cardinals went onto win 13-5.

BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Farber led the team with his four RBIs in the game. He went 3-5 with three runs scored on the evening.
  • Davidson led the Cardinals with four hits in the game as he went 4-5. He also chipped in three RBIs and scored three runs as well.
  • Baratta went 3-5 in the game with three RBIs, while Schaefer and Keith each notched two hits a piece.
  • Nick Miceli '17 allowed seven hits and five runs in his 8.1 innings. He struck out four and walked three while allowing only one extra base hit.
  • Yanni Thanopoulos went 2-4 in the game for Amherst, while Gunn led the team with his two RBIs.

UP NEXT:

  • The two teams will return to the diamond tomorrow as they complete their home-and-home series with a doubleheader at Dresser Diamond. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.