WASHINGTON, D.C. – A time change and a venue change were two metaphorical strikes against Ferrum College in its non-conference doubleheader against Marymount University Saturday.
The Saints delivered the third strike: a sweep of the twinbill by scores of 4-3 and 4-2.
Instead of being played at Shepherd Stadium in Colonial Heights, it was played in the nation’s capital at Gallaudet University.
Marymount (13-13) overcame a 3-0 deficit in the first game, a seven-inning contest, by scoring all four of its runs in the bottom of the fourth frame.
Ferrum (18-11) outhit Marymount, 7-6, and each team committed one error.
The Panthers used singles by Connor Dopp, Nathaniel Anthony and Tim Ortega to score their three runs in the top of the third.
Luke Tyree smacked a triple for the Saints.
Ryan Bergenhag (5-2) permitted five hits, two walks and three earned runs, while striking out eight in five innings.
Conner Hall worked two innings to claim his fifth save of the season. He allowed two hits and struck out three.
Ferrum starter Joey Pride (6-2) was tagged with the loss. In 3 2/3 innings, he yielded five hits.
In the second game, a nine-inning contest, Marymount manufactured a run in the first inning and two runs in the third to build a 3-0 lead.
The Panthers tallied all of their runs in the bottom of the eighth, then the Saints scored an insurance run in the top of the ninth.
Each team collected seven hits, and Ferrum committed two errors, while Marymount played mistake-free defense.
Jake Martin belted a home run in the Panthers’ half of the eighth to provide his team with all of its runs.
Kyle Anstice and Christian Campbell each had a double for Ferrum, while Hall, David Kurzrock and Casey Baker each had a double for Marymount.
Anstice and Campbell each was 2 of 4 at the plate and Martin was 1 of 4 and scored twice.
Carlton Reed (2-1) absorbed the loss. In four innings, he surrendered three hits and an earned run, while striking out one.
Tyree was 2 of 4 with a run and an RBI for the Saints.
Drew Mead (2-2) earned the victory to square his pitching record. In five innings, he yielded four hits and struck out four.
Hall tossed 1 1/3 innings of relief to claim his sixth save. He allowed a hit and struck out three.