The Spring Hill College baseball team lost both halves of a non-conference home doubleheader to Thomas University (Ga.) by dropping the opener 10-1 and falling 9-5 in extra innings in the nightcap at Stan Galle Field on Tuesday night.
Thomas (22-19) pounded out 13 hits in the first game and tallied a 6-run 4th inning to take an 8-0 lead on their way to cruising to a 10-1 victory. Night Hawk starter Ben Overman (4-3) went six innings and allowed just four hits with a walk and four strikeouts for the win.
Jack Howard (1-3) took the loss for the Badgers in 3.2 innings of work with six hits, three walks and no strikeouts.
In the second game, Spring Hill freshman centerfielder Andy Robbins tied the game at 5-5 with a one-out, RBI-single in the 7th inning as the Badgers rallied from a 5-1 deficit after five innings of play. The Badgers made it a 5-4 game in the 6th with a run-scoring double by right fielder Wayne Huell that was followed three batters later with consecutive RBI-singles by shortstop Ryan Cummings and 2nd baseman Brian Sims.
The Night Hawks, however, scored four runs in the 9th inning off Badger reliever Jeff Keenum (0-1) for the 9-5 victory.
Adam Burton (1-0) picked up the win in two innings of relief for Thomas with four hits, no walks and four strikeouts.
At the plate for the Badgers, Sims, Robbins, Huell and 1st baseman John Hollingsworth each had three hits with an RBI in the twin bill while Huell had a double in each contest. Cummings, catcher Fred Rossi and left fielder Kendell Carvin each had a pair of hits on the night.
For the Night Hawks, leadoff hitter and centerfielder Joey Kampfer enjoyed an 8-for-10 performance with three RBI, three stolen bases and six runs scored. Right fielder Chris Cravatta had five hits with three doubles, five RBI and three runs scored.
Spring Hill (19-23, 9-15 SSAC) will next play a 3-game SSAC series at Brewton-Parker College (25-19, 11-13 SSAC) at Mt. Vernon, Ga., this weekend beginning with a single game on Friday at 6 p.m. and concluding on Saturday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader.