Hawks sweep doubleheader thanks to timely hitting

Posted: Mar. 8, 2013 2:39 am Updated: Mar. 29, 2013 6:15 am


LEBANON, Ill. -- Despite the piles of snow still slowly melting away, the Quincy University baseball team found a way to get back on the field Thursday.

It turned out to be worth any trouble.

The Hawks swept a doubleheader at McKendree, winning 8-4 and 9-3.

Trailing 3-1 going into the seventh inning of the opener, the Hawks exploded for seven runs and seven hits in the frame. Joe Williams's three-run homer highlighted the outburst.

The Hawks outhit the Bearcats 11-4 as Williams went 2 for 3, while Kenny Mat went 2 for 4 with two runs scored. Clayton Hicks earned the victory, going 62/3 innings while allowing four runs on four hits and striking out five.

Williams carried his hot streak to the second game, doubling to right field to drive in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning. The Hawks added five runs in the top of the sixth to finish off the Bearcats.

Drake Austin went 3 for 4 for QU, while May went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

Jake Wehde got the victory, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out one over four innings. Freshman Teddy Rule and sophomore Brandon Ley combined for three scoreless innings of relief.




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