Covenant Baseball Loses 16-10 To Emory

  • Monday, March 4, 2024

After falling twice on the road at Emory, the Covenant baseball team got another shot at the Eagles, this time on its home turf. It turned out to be a battle of two hot offenses, with Emory taking the upper hand.  

Final: Covenant 10, Emory 16 Covenant went ahead 1-0 in the first inning after Harrison Adelgren stole home when the pitcher picked off the other runner at first base.  A pair of errors from the Scots allowed the Eagles to tie the game in the second inning. With the bases loaded in the second inning, Covenant went up 5-1 thanks to a towering grand slam to left field by Josh McCaskill.  Emory responded in the third inning with a run to make it 5-2 on a RBI single to left field.  Cody Gibson drove in Chris Savage with a RBI groundout to second base to put the Scots back up four runs in the bottom of the frame. 

Three consecutive batters for Emory had a RBI in the fourth inning as it closed the gap to 6-5. 
In the sixth inning it was Emory's turn to do damage with the bases loaded as Matthew Sicoli hit a 3-RBI double to right-center field.  Later in the inning, a RBI sac fly to left field put the Eagles up 9-6. Four more runs for Emory in the seventh inning, highlighted by a 3-run home run from Sicoli extended its lead to 13-6.  With a leadoff home run to left field in the seventh inning, Zeke Gilbert ended an 11-run scoring streak for Emory. 

Later in the frame, Daniel Bell knocked a pinch-hit RBI single to right field that made it 13-8.
With two outs in the eighth inning, Emory poked a 2-RBI single up the middle to put the lead back to seven runs. Gilbert and Mills each picked up RBIs in the eighth as Covenant trailed 15-10 going into the final inning.  The final run of the game was scored via a RBI sac fly to center field for the Eagles. 

Covenant moves to 11-19 all-time against Emory. Emory had 16 hits while Covenant had a season-high 15 hits. Both teams committed two errors.  Adelgren went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead the Scots' offense.  Gilbert, Mills, Savage, and Benjamin Johnson each had two hits.  RHP Zach Tolleson took a no decision on the bump (4 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP). RHP Ethan Goebert took the loss in relief of Tolleson (2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 1 K, 1 HBP).

Covenant hosts Cornell College on Friday at 3 p.m. 

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