Seven of Belmont Abbey's 16 hits went for extra bases, as the Crusaders clubbed four doubles and three home runs to post a 10-4 win at Pfeiffer in the rubber game of a three game Conference Carolinas series this afternoon. Belmont Abbey won the final two games after dropping Saturday's series opener as the Crusaders improve to 21-19 overall and 14-10 in Conference Carolinas, while the Falcons drop to 24-18 overall and 15-9 in Conference Carolinas.
Belmont Abbey registered 14 hits as Matt McGarry clubbed his first career homer and added a double. Lorenzo Wright, Levi Wright and Anthony Dimino also doubled, with McGarry, Nick Nunziato and Kayden Krause all clouted homers.
Starting pitcher Matt Davenport pitched six strong innings to earn the victory, to move to 6-3 on the year. Davenport allowed two runs on seven hits, striking out four.
Belmont Abbey never trailed as the Crusaders scored the first four runs of the game, plating two runs in each of the first two ininngs.
In the first, Nick Nunziato delivered a two RBI single, scoring Lorenzo Wright and Krause. One inning later, Lorenzo Wright scored Levi Wright with a single to left, then Dimino followed with a run scoring double down the leftfield line, bringing home Conor Kwalwasser for a 4-0 lead.
After Pfeiffer got on the board in the fourth with a single run, Nunziato matched it in the fifth with a towering homer to left, his eleventh round tripper of the year, to stretch the Crusaders lead to 5-1.
Pfeiffer added another in the bottom of the inning, but the Abbey again matched the run with a solo homer, this one from Krause that moved the lead back to four runs at 6-2.
Two innings later, the lead grew to 9-2 as the Crusaders scored three times, getting a two RBI double from Lorenzo Wright, a sacrifice fly to left by Krause that scored Kwalwasser, and a single back up the box by Weston Clarke that chased home Wright.
One inning later, McGarry made it 10-2 as he clubbed his first career homer, a solo shot to left center.
Pfeiffer closed the scoring with three runs in the bottom of the ninth.
Belmont Abbey lathered six Falcons pitchers for 16 hits as Lorenzo Wright and Nunziato both finished with three. Dimino, Krause, McGarry, Levi Wright, Clarke and Kwalwasser all had two hits.
Nunziato drove in three runs with Lorenzo Wright and Krause adding two each.
Drew Wilson fell to 0-5 as the Falcons starter allowed four runs on seven hits in an inning and a third.