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Eagles Shut Out Penn College

Austin Bases rounds the bases for the Eagles.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Bridgewater College got back on the winning track Wednesday with a 25-0 victory over Penn College.

After a scoreless first inning, the Eagles got on the scoreboard with four runs in the second inning. Kevin Navedo led off the inning with a single and moved to second on a one-out walk to Cameron Stanley. Both runners moved up on a passed ball and both scored on a two-out hit by Jacob Grabeel. Grabeel scored on a double by Austin Batten and Batten came around to score on a base hit by Jacob Talley to put the Eagles up 4-0.

In the third inning, the Eagles added three more runs. Stanley reached on an error and moved to third on a double by Grabeel. Batten followed with a three-run homer, making the score 7-0.

Bridgewater made it 8-0 in the fourth on a run-scoring single by Stanley and then added five more runs in the fifth. Grabeel led off the fifth with a base hit and scored on a single by Batten, giving the Eagles a 9-0 lead. Parker Mead doubled to score Batten and a single by Talley put runners on the corners. Brett Jones doubled to score Mead and Talley scored on Navedo's sacrifice fly. Stanley capped the inning with a run-scoring single, making the score 13-0.

The Eagles offense contrinued to produce in the sixth. Grabeel led off the inning with a triple and scored on Batten's single, pushing the lead to 14-0. Mead walked and Talley singled to load the bases and Jones followed with a grand slam homer to push the margin to 18-0. Jake Bailey reached on a single and moved to third on a double by Stanley. Bailey scored on a single by Ryan Skadra, making the score 19-0.

The Eagles added five more runs to their talley in the eighth. Trent Breeden walked to lead off the inning and moved to second on a base hit by Skadra. Will Clift plated Breeden with a single and, following a walk to Batten, Skadra scored when Parker Mead was hit by a pitch. Clift scored on a a grounder by Talley that was misplayed for an error. Garrison Wright and Michael Morgan each recorded an RBI on an infield grounder, making the score 24-0.

Bridgewater scored its final run in the ninth when Clift and Brett Lysohir started the inning with singles before a single by Brandon Floyd scored Clift, making the score 25-0

Kyle Hasforth and Skadra combined on a five-hit shutout.