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Ancilla Splits with Grace JV

April 27, 2011
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WINONA LAKE, IN – The Ancilla College baseball team earned a split with the Grace College junior varsity on Tuesday, losing 8-4 in Game 1 and winning 4-2 in Game 2.

In Game 1, Grace tagged Ancilla pitcher Patrick Kinney for six runs in the second inning and would never relinquish the lead from that point on.

Kinney lasted four innings for the Chargers (11-22, 6-10 MCCAA), surrendering eight runs on eight hits.

Evan Depew finished 3-for-3 at the plate with a double, an RBI, and two runs.  Matt McGraw was 2-for-4 with an RBI while Sam Cole was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.

Josh McQueary was solid in relief, allowing just one hit in two innings of work.

“We were aggressive at the plate,” said Ancilla skipper Joe Yonto.  “This was our third game in a row with double digit hits, but we left 11 runners on base.  We gave them one inning where they had those five hits and that was the difference.”

In Game 2, Nic Caban put together a solid effort on the mound, allowing just one run in five innings to claim his first victory of the year.

Mark Reel finished 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI while Kinney was 2-for-4 with a double.  Dustin Kreft added a solo home run for the Chargers.

Nick Patterson and McQueary combined to allow just one hit and two walks in relief.  McQueary was credited with the save.

“We were better at our timely hitting and ran the basses aggressively,” said Yonto.  “Couple that with good defense and an excellent job by Nic Caban keeping them off balance and mixing his pitches well.  It was a good team effort.”

The Chargers resume conference play on Thursday when they host MCCAA rivals Glen Oaks Community College.  Opening pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. EDT.

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