SENATORS SALVAGE SPLIT WITH RAMS
ELKINS, WV- Game two of today's doubleheader had a decidely different feel to it by the final out. The Senators had earned a split in WVIAC action from Shepherd University and have now won five of their last seven games.
The Senators (9-12, 5-4) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Anthony Ragos led off with a double and was plated by a Matt Barr sacrifice fly. The lead grew to 6-0 in the bottom of the third after 2B Houston Darling opened the inning with a single and moved to second on a bunt single by Ragos. After a wild pitch moved both runners up a base, Kyle Crist earned a walk to load them. Barr then laced a single to centerfield scoring Darling. Ragos, sprinting hard toward the plate, slid head first and appeared to be safe on the play but the home plate umpire ruled he had not touched the plate and called Ragos out as he entered the dugout. After a walk to Treavor Dubiel, catcher Eric Doyle connected for a grand slam home run to right centerfield to put the Senators up 6-0.
D&E would score six more times to earn the 12-6 victory.
On the mound, senior Cory Keesee got the start and worked 5 1/3 solid innings. Keesee gave up five runs, three earned, four hits, one walk, and struck out five. It was his first victory of the season.
At the plate, three Senators collected two hits apiece. Ragos (2-for-2), Doyle (2-for-4), and Darling (2-for-3) led the attack. Doyle and Treavor Dubiel each drove in four runs for the game while Ragos and Crist both scored three runs each.
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