For the fourth time in seven games, the Emory University Baseball team used an impressive offensive outburst to clinch a mercy rule victory as the Eagles topped Huntingdon College, 13-2 in seven innings, to even the series.
Junior Jacob Greene was the one of the offensive highlights on the afternoon, cracking two home runs including a grand slam during the third inning to break the game open. Greene finished the game 3-for-3 with a career-high five RBI.
Junior Richard Brereton added a season-high four hits, his sixth multi-hit game in eight games, finishing 4-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored. He shined on the mound as well, tossing five scoreless innings to record his second win of the year. In five frames, Brereton scattered three hits and a walk while striking out three.
Freshman Zeke Diamond extended his team-high hitting streak to nine games with another three-hit effort, his second consecutive and third in six contests. Diamond drove in three, scored twice and stolen a base in the 11-run win.
The Eagles did all of their damage early, scoring in each of the first four innings before capping off the game with another four spot in the sixth on the strength of Greene's second round tripper, a run-scoring single by Diamond and a two-run double by Brereton.
The rubber match of the weekend series between the Eagles and Hawks is set for 3:00 PM EST on Sunday and will be played at Chappell Park in Atlanta, GA.