KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Tristan Daywalt pitched six strong innings and his teammates gave him plenty of support with 16 hits in a 12-6 victory Wednesday over Muhlenberg.
Daywalt allowed just three hits and one run in his six innings of work. He struck out seven and walked three.
Every Bridgewater starter had at least one base hit. Leadoff batter Jarrett Biesecker was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and Cameron Stanley was 3-for-3. Brett Jones, Jacob Grabeel and Luke Paczewski each finished with two hits. Jones led the Eagles with three RBIs.
The Eagles jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Bridgewater loaded the bases with no outs on a single by Biesecker and walks to Grabeel and Jacob Talley. Jones plated the first run with a single and Ryan Skadra made it 2-0 with a sacrifice fly. Stanley and JT Creed followed with run-scoring singles, making the score 4-0.
Bridgewater added another run in the third when Talley led off with a single and scored on a double by Jones for a 5-0 Bridgewater lead.
Muhlenberg nicked Daywalt for a single run in the top of the fifth, but the Eagles responded with four runs in the bottom half of the inning. Singles by Paczewski, Skadra and Stanley loaded the bases with no outs. Creed and Garrison Wright each drew a walk to force in a run, giving the Eagles a 7-1 lead. Grabeel then chased home two runs with a single to put the Eagles ahead 9-1.
Muhlenberg closed to within 9-3 with two runs in the top of the seventh, but the Eagles answered with three runs in their half of the seventh. Wright led off the inning with a double and Biesecker walked. Grabeel reached on an error to load the sacks with no outs. Talley then drew a walk to force home the first run of the inning. Jones plated a run with a sacrifice fly and Paczewski added a run-scoring single to tive the Eagles a 12-3 lead.
The Mules scored three times in the eighth, but Tucker Garrison came in to pitch the ninth and struck out three batters while allowing just one hit to finish off the 12-6 victory.