The Emory University Baseball team posted double-digit run totals in both games of the doubleheader to sweep New York University at MCU Park in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday afternoon.
With the two victories, the Eagles now sit 11-4 in University Athletic Association contests and can clinch a share of the UAA Championship on Sunday with a win over the Violets. The series finale is scheduled to start at 12:00 PM.
Game 1: Emory 11, NYU 4
The Eagles scored nine unanswered runs over the final four frames to defeat the Violets, 11-4, in the first of two games on Saturday.
Senior Bubby Terp brought home the tying run with a double to left to begin the scoring in Emory's four-run seventh inning. Sophomore Jacob Greene then added a two-run single to put the Eagles in front for good. Emory tacked on another run in the inning as sophomore Christopher Stern plated freshman Jack Rubenstein with a groundout to third.
Emory busted open the game in the top of the ninth, scoring four more times to provide the seven run final margin. Stern knocked in his second RBI of the game with a single before junior Thomas Baumgartner scored freshman Drew Bartholow with a sac fly to center. Junior Jackson Grayson and senior Josh Rosenblatt rounded out the scoring with back-to-back run-scoring hits.
Freshman Jack Moore recorded his third win of the season as he went 7.1 innings, giving up four runs (3 ER) on eight hits and four walks while striking out three. Classmate Jared Gaer notched her second career save, tossing 1.1 innings in relief with three strikeouts.
Game 2: Emory 10, NYU 2
Sophomore James Robertson pitched eight strong inning while the Emory offense belted out 10 runs on nine hits to win the second game of the double dip by a 10-2 margin.
Robertson allowed two runs on six hits in his eight innings of work to improve to 3-4. He struck out four and walked three.
Terp produced another big game at the plate, driving in a game-high four runs in a 2-for-5 effort. Senior Nick Chambers and sophomore Richard Brereton each collected two RBI for the Eagles to lead the offense.
The Eagles broke a scoreless game with a three runs in the fourth with two runs scoring on a triple to the right field gap by Terp. NYU got two runs back in the home half of the fourth with a RBI triple of the own by Coltrane Tait and a groundout by Cooper Halpern.
With the score 4-2 heading into the ninth, Emory put the game out of reach as the team batted around in the inning and six runs crossing the plate. Chambers and sophomore Ryan Adleman each had RBI singles while Terp brought home two more runs with a single up the middle.
Fans can follow the season finale tomorrow against NYU with live video and stats here: http://www.gonyuathletics.com/watch/?Live=284&type=Live.