Baseball Gryphs drop doubleheader with Laurier

WATERLOO – The Guelph Gryphons dropped an OUA men’s baseball doubleheader with the Laurier Golden Hawks Saturday at Bechtel Park, losing the first game 12-6 and the second one 5-4.

Laurier broke a 4-4 tie in the first game with four runs in the bottom of the fifth and added four more runs in the eighth.

The host Golden Hawks clobbered 20 hits in the game and held Guelph to eight.

Ryan Freemantle and Mason Copeland each hit a double and a single for the Gryphs while Matthew Carscadden and Luke Whitehouse each hit a double. Singles were hit by Matt Allen and Tyler Randa.

Ryley Davenport drove in six runs for Laurier with two doubles and a single. Taka Ryan clouted a double and three singles while Nicholas Cook and Dallas Taylor each hit three singles.

Sam Salemi took the loss for the Gryphs as he yielded six runs, all earned, off 11 hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. Grayson Wesley gave up two runs off three hits and two walks in 2/3 of an inning. Denver Carter kept Laurier scoreless and surrendered a single hit in one inning of work while Michael Rourke pitched the final two innings and he was tagged for four runs off five hits and a walk. Salemi had two strikeouts.

Christian Hauck picked up the win for the Golden Hawks as he surrendered four runs off six hits and four walks in seven innings. Andre Padmore pitched the final two innings and he gave up two runs off two hits. Hauck had two strikeouts and Padmore had one.

Laurier won the nightcap by scoring all five of its runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Gryphs had scored single runs in the first and fifth innings before adding two more in the top of the sixth.

Allen had a double and a single while Robert Wolfer, Nick Interisano and Whitehouse each hit a double and Copeland hit a single.

Robert Cant homered and singled to drive in two runs for Laurier while Daniel Apostli hit a double and a single and also had two RBIs. Singles were hit by Davenport, Cook, Taylor and Alex Kellerman.

Mitch Over gave up four runs off seven hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings while Jordon Inkol was charged with the loss after he yielded a run off a hit in 2/3 of an inning. Over had four strikeouts and Inkol had one.

Kyle Symington started for Laurier and he yielded four runs, one earned, off six hits in 5 2/3 innings. Nick Murray pitched the remainder of the game and picked up the win. He held Guelph scoreless and recorded four strikeouts while Symington had two.

The Gryphs fall to 2-4 while Laurier improves to 5-1.

The Gryphs are to play a doubleheader with the Queen’s Gaels (1-4) Sunday at Kingston. Opening game is to start at 11 a.m.

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