DONALDSON, IN – The Ancilla College baseball team played their final two games of the season against Lansing Community College at home on Sunday. The Chargers dropped the first game 1-0 but won the last game of the day 6-1.
In the first game the Chargers had trouble at the plate and managed only one hit when Patrick Kinney knocked out a double. Despite the low number of hits, Ancilla managed to keep the whole game close thanks to some great pitching.
“This was a pitchers dual,” Ancilla head coach Joe Yonto said. “Josh Copp pitched all seven innings and struck out seven. It’s tough to lose that way. They had two outs and nobody on and got a triple and a hit for the win. Lansing’s pitcher kept us in check the whole game. Pat Kinney had a double late.”
In the second game of the day the Charger bats were on fire. Six players knocked out a total of 13 hits. Darius Kincaid and Dylan Martin were perfect at the plate, compiling 3-3 and 2-2 marks respectively. Ancilla started out the first inning by scoring three runs. They managed one more in the second, third and sixth innings to win the game 6-1.
Yonto says he was very pleased with his team’s performance. “We finished strong! I’m very happy for the team and happy for the sophomores. We have worked hard all year and it was nice to finish strong. We were aggressive on both ends. Pat Kinney allowed just one hit for the win and struck out six in the four innings he pitched. Josh McQueary closed it out. Darius led the offense with a triple and two singles. Pat Kenney, Fletcher Goodman, Robert Hinds, and Dylan Martin all had two hits. We battled all year. This is a solid group of young men.”
The Chargers finish the season 12-31 and 6-20 in conference play.