Patriots blank Bulldogs 9-0

Patriots blank Bulldogs 9-0

FLORENCE, SC – Francis Marion University scored six times in the first inning and three Patriot pitchers combined for a four-hitter as FMU blanked Barton College 9-0, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 3) in non-conference college baseball action. (FMU played Lenoir-Rhyne University later in the day).

Junior right-handed starting pitcher Isaac Rodgers (1-0) went six innings and picked up the victory in his first Patriot appearance. He allowed only three hits and recorded five strikeouts against only one loss. Freshman righty Austin Roseberry followed with two scoreless frames, while senior southpaw Adam Hornstra pitched a scoreless ninth.

Bulldog freshman lefty Alex Hart (0-1) took the loss as Barton dropped to 0-3 on the season.

After a quick first out in the bottom of the first inning, Francis Marion scored six times: one on a wild pitch, one on a passed ball, one on an RBI-single by junior catcher Alex Griffith, one on an RBIs-single by senior first baseman Trey Chapman, and two on a double by junior left fielder Gage Taylor – who had made the first out of the frame.

Chapman finished with a perfect night at the plate (3-for-3), while driving in two runs. Junior infielder Brody Thomasson also accounted for two hits and RBIs, while junior shortstop CJ Mackinson went 2-for-2 with four runs scored. FMU tallied 13 hits on the afternoon.

Barton junior right fielder Troy Maslowski and junior second baseman Ricks Dearing, along with freshman center fielder Hunter Little and freshman third baseman Colby Warren recorded one hit each.

After the six-run bottom of the first, Francis Marion scored once in the third, fifth, and seventh frames to cap off the scoring.


Francis Marion Univ. 9, Barton College 0 (Feb 03, 2018 at Florence, SC)
Barton College......   000 000 000  -  0  4  0      (0-3)
Francis Marion Univ. 601 010 10X  -  9 13  1      (2-0)
Pitchers: Barton College - Alex Hart; Kendrick Creasey(3); Austin Lee(7); Clay Walters(8) and
Danny Rodriguez. Francis Marion Univ. - Isaac Rodgers; Austin Roseberry(7); Adam Hornstra(9)
and Alex Griffith.
Win-Isaac Rodgers(1-0)  Loss-Alex Hart(0-1)  T-2:30  A-577
Weather: Sunny,44,winds NE@8mph