Laurinburg, NC - The St. Andrews Baseball team went above and beyond today, completely demolishing the Voorhees Tigers at their home doubleheader. The Knights came out with wins of 17-1 and 10-0.
This improves SAU's record to an admirable 9-1 and extends their winning streak to eight games. Pitchers Matt McCue and Jeremy McDowell brought the Knights 2 more wins but what really made the victory great was the Knights' unbeatable offense as they scored 27 runs combined in the two games.
At the start of the first inning, freshman pitcher Max Everingham gave up the first and only run for the Tigers and from that point on, the Knights offense was untouchable, scoring an incredible 8 runs in the first inning alone.
Freshman pitcher Kyle McCauley held the Tigers off with no hits in the 3rd inning while senior pitcher Matt Walker did the same in the 3rd as the Knights continued to score. Freshman Jeremy McDowell then struck out the side in the 5th inning, ending the game early for the Tigers.
Leading at the plate, centerfielder Ryan Harrold went 2 for 2 with 3 RBIs, one double and scored twice. Leftfielder McCue went 1 for 2 hitting a double with 3 RBIs and 1 run. Sophomore Matthew Beauchemin (2/3) hit a double and racked up 3 RBIs.
Entering game 2 with high expectations, Knights pitcher Joe McCarty threw an impressive 2 innings without giving up a single hit. In the bottom of the 2nd, the Knights defense came to life. After 3 batters were walked and 3B Michael Luing was hit by a pitch, the Knights scored their first run. With the bases loaded, McCue doubled to right, bringing in Luing, pinch runner McDowell, and 2B Mikey Morgan, leaving the Tigers in the dust at 4-0.
Freshman pitcher Evan Tucker gave up no runs in the 2 innings he pitched. In the bottom of the 4th, the Knights offense scored 6 more runs.
Leading the team in the second game was McCue with 4 RBIs and one double as he pitched the final inning, claiming the win for the Knights.
The scheduled three game series against Alderson-Broaddus College (WV) this weekend has been canceled due to rain and will not be made up. St. Andrews next returns to action with their first road game of the season on Tuesday when they travel to nearby Coker College to battle the NCAA Div. 2 team at 2 pm.