Laurinburg, NC – The St. Andrews Baseball team extended their 6 game winning streak today, improving their record to 7-1 after a sensational victory of 6-1 over the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears.
After the double header scheduled for Saturday was cancelled due to inclement weather, the Knights had one chance to beat WVT in the 9 inning game on Sunday. The Knights 6th win in a row has jumped started the team to its best start in over 10 years.
After starting pitcher, Ryan Pierce pitched 5 scoreless innings, senior John Allen Renn took over in the 6th inning, getting 4 strikeouts and claiming the win for the Knights. Subsequently, the Knights scored 3 runs off of WVT pitcher, Carter Taylor.
At the start of the 6th inning, center fielder Ryan Harold got a base hit and stole 2nd on a wild pitch. The Golden Bears proceeded to give catcher, Daniel Whitecavage an intentional walk. Sophomore Matthew Beauchemin was then hit by a pitch and with the bases loaded, second baseman Tyler Jordan singled to centerfield, bringing in two runs. Pinch hitter Matt Malik was walked bringing Beauchemin in and scoring the 3rd run for the Knights.
Giving up only one run in the 7th inning, the Knights held their lead and then promptly scored three more times against the Golden Bears after Beauchemin hit a double off the first pitch of the 8th inning. In the same inning, Jordan drove in his 3rd RBI of the game and the Knights scored 2 more runs.
In the top of the 9th, freshman Evan Tucker closed the game pitching 2 back-to-back strikeouts.
Golden Bear pitcher, Taylor, put up a good effort holding off the Knights through the 5th inning while catcher, William Grant, scored the only run for WVT.
The Knights (7-1) host their next double header this Wednesday, February 20 at 1 pm when they take on Voorhees College (0-6) at Clark Field.