Baseball - Sat, Mar. 12, 2016 - posted by Seth Mikel
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Game 1
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Marygrove College
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Marygrove (Mich.) (1-10)1000050673
Taylor (Ind.) (12-6)736003019140
Upland, IN Winterholter Field
Marygrove (Mich.)PitchingTaylor (Ind.)
-Winner Feldman, Andrew
Macke, PeteLoser-
Marygrove (Mich.)Indv. StatsTaylor (Ind.)
#4 Younkin, ChaseDoubles 3 Players
NoneTriples None
NoneHome Runs #21 Moore, Brian
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Marygrove (Mich.) (1-11)0000000015
Taylor (Ind.) (13-6)4111003019150
Upland, IN Winterholter Field
Marygrove (Mich.)PitchingTaylor (Ind.)
-Winner Rodgers, Logan
Bailey, DanielLoser-
Marygrove (Mich.)Indv. StatsTaylor (Ind.)
NoneDoubles #6 West, Jake
NoneTriples None
NoneHome Runs 2 Players (#7,#19)

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UPLAND, Ind. – Taylor scored 19 runs in each of Saturday's games against Marygrove on Saturday at Winterholter Field, cruising to 19-6 and 19-0 wins over the Mustangs to complete the four-game weekend sweep.


The onslaught started immediately, as TU's first eight batters of the game reached safely on walks and a two-run single by Josh Lane gave Taylor a 7-1 lead before a single out was recorded in the bottom half of the first inning.


The Trojans went on to pile up 29 hits to go with 15 walks and eight hit by pitches on the way to racking up 38 runs over 12 innings of work at the plate.


Sam Wiese was one of three TU batters to homer in the twin bill, going 4-6 with his first collegiate dinger, six runs batted in and two runs scored on the afternoon. Brian Moore and Jared Adkins also homered and went 2-6, while Adkins scored seven runs and drove home four more. Moore's dinger was also the first of his collegiate career.


When the smoke had cleared, Taylor had placed 14 different players in the hit column, had 12 players score at least one run and saw 11 players collect at least one RBI in the doubleheader.


TU's pitching also had a solid day, as Logan Rodgers and Matt Patton teamed to toss a combined one-hitter in game two and Andrew Feldman (1-1) notched his first collegiate victory with four strikeouts over four innings in the opener.


Rodgers improved to 4-0 with five dominate frames in the nightcap, allowing only one single and one walk over five shutout innings. The southpaw fanned seven Mustang batters and needed only 56 pitches to collect the 15 outs in his first starting assignment of the season.


With the five shutout innings, Rodgers has now worked 17.2 scoreless frames to open the year, posting a .105 average against and a 0.51 WHIP over seven appearances in 2016.


Patton followed Rodgers to the bump and breezed to a pair of perfect innings with four strikeouts and two grounds on just 19 pitches.


Taylor dominated the weekend series, outscoring Marygrove 51-10 in the four games, including a 44-4 margin over the first five innings. TU hit .413 in the four games, posting a collective on-base percentage of .516 and slugging at a .587 clip.


TU (13-6) will look to keep rolling when it welcomes Defiance (5-3) to Winterholter Field for a single nine-inning contest on Tuesday. First pitch is slated for 6:00 pm.

Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 0-0 Crossroads: 0-0