Chargers Split on Day One of Southern Swing
March 19, 2014
MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The Chargers got off to a rough start, dropping a 10-0 morning game to Northampton College; however, bounced back and had a 6-2 victory over Bunker Hill Community College in the second game.
It was a day of highs and lows for the Ancilla College baseball team, as they opened a week of games at the Ripken Experience on a frigid day in South Carolina. In game one the Chargers fell behind 4-0 in the first inning and never recovered. Despite the loss, Ancilla’s Luke Gaboury threw three shutout innings and Jalon Linville had two of the three Charger hits.
"Our keys to winning are: pitching, defense, and situational hitting. We had spurts, but really didn't do any of the three," remarked Ancilla coach Joe Yonto. He continued with, "We just have to build on the positives."
Sophomore pitcher, Tommy Snyder, put Ancilla back on track pitching a gem, leading to a 6-2 afternoon win. Snyder went the distance, striking out five and scattering five hits, to take his first win of the season for the Chargers. Ancilla’s rebound continued, as they gathered seven hits. This included Jalon Linville's two run double that broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning and put the Chargers ahead for good. Jason Ferguson had an RBI single, as did Landon Cole, while Shay Hepler hit a triple.
After the second game, Ancilla coach Joe Yonto commented, "Tommy [Snyder] pitched an excellent ball game. He was in command of the game and that's what we needed from him after game one. The combination of his mixed pitches and solid defensive play allowed us to have success. This is the kind of baseball we have to play." Coach Yonto went on to compliment, “Jalon [Linville], Landon [Cole], and Jason [Ferguson] also came through and had big hits for us in key times.”
The Chargers (1-2) have a triple header, Wednesday, March 19, against Mohawk Valley Community College, Camden Community College, and Bergen Community College.
Ancilla College, part of The Center at Donaldson, offers 18 Associate’s Degree and eight athletic programs. Since 1937, the College has been a sponsored ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is located two miles south of US 30 on Union Road near Plymouth, Indiana.