Baseball’s offense shines in victory over Saint Ambrose

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Justin Chapman | Echo

The Taylor baseball team recorded their sixth win of the season last Saturday against Saint Ambrose. This brings Taylor’s overall record to 6–4 on the season. The final score ended at 11–1.

The Trojans used a strong fifth inning to strengthen their lead as they scored five times to extend their lead to 9–1. Taylor collected two more runs in the eighth to solidify their lead even more.

“It was a good bounce back game for us after the game earlier in the week against Campbellsville,” said junior outfielder Wyatt Whitman. “It was good just to see the whole team come together and get a good dub. Our pitchers did awesome and our bats finally came alive.”

Taylor entered this game riding a two game losing streak after losing in the second game of a double header to Campbellsville and losing against IU-Southeast. The Trojans had yet to break into the double digits in scoring, until this game.

Senior pitcher Matt Patton was the winning pitcher and Whitman and sophomore pitcher Brett Lawson both hit a home run.

Head coach Kyle Gould feels confident in his team and believes this season they have already made some big strides thus far.

“I always feel like there’s two things you want to do early in the year, you want to beat a really good team and you want to have a come-from-behind win,” Gould said. “(Junior) Josh Lane had a really big walk off hit against Ave Maria down in Florida, actually during J-term. I felt like we knocked those two things out in the first week of the season so that was great.”

Junior outfielder Kyle Kelsheimer is hopeful for this season as well, especially since there are many returning players. Last year did not go as planned for the Trojans, so Kelsheimer thinks the team needs to stay competitive every single game, even throughout a long season.

The Trojans will face IU-South Bend today in a double header. The first game will begin at 3 p.m. at Winterholter Field.

“Photograph provided by Fayth Glock”