Baseball Topped by Emory
The Oglethorpe baseball team lost to Emory University on Anderson Field on Wednesday night, 8-6. Despite the loss, the Petrels took the season series over the Eagles two games to one.
The two teams traded blows in the early innings and the score was knotted at six apiece heading to the top of the fifth. The Petrels plated 2 in the first, 1 in the second and 3 in the fourth to catch the Eagles who scored 1 run in each the first, second and fourth innings, wrapped around a 3-spot in the the third.
The game suddenly turned into a pitcher's duel in the fifth, though, as Oglethorpe failed to score the remainder of the way and Emory took advantage of a 7th inning defensive mistake to post the decisive two runs. The Petrels appeared to have gotten out of the 7th inning unscathed when Brad Brickhouse struck out Andrew DeYoung on a curve ball breaking into the dirt. Catcher Joe Parillo could not handle the pitch, however, and an Emory runner scored from third when Parillo failed to connect with Andy Farrey at first base for the final out of the frame. The Eagles added an insurance run after a stolen base and a flare into left field landed for a bloop hit, scoring DeYoung.
The Petrles are now 19-17 on the season and will get set to host their final series of the season this weekend against Birmingham-Southern on Anderson Field. First pitch of a Saturday doubleheader is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. and Sunday's Senior Day ceremonies precede a 1:00 p.m. first pitch.