Baseball blows past Lebanon Valley, 10-2

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Playing their second game in as many days, the Ursinus College baseball team scored seven runs in the first inning in a 10-2 defeat of Lebanon Valley (10-4) Thursday afternoon in non-conference play.

The Bears (8-6) batted around in the first inning, as the first seven batters in the lineup scored runs. The inning was highlighted by a three-run homerun off the bat of junior third baseman Rob Vogt (Basking Ridge, N.J./Seton Hall Prep). LVC pitcher Brian Miller issued six walks in the inning.

Sophomore shortstop Brandon Sullivan (Glibertsville, Pa./Boyertown) had a two-run single to cap the scoring for the Bears in the first.

The Bears went up 8-0 in the second as sophomore centerfielder Ben Gresh (Pottstown, Pa./Pottsgrove) singled home sophomore first baseman Rich Guthridge (Schwenksville, Pa./Spring-Ford).

After LVC tacked on two in the third on a wild pitch and a single by second baseman Dylan Holland, the Bears scored the final two runs of the game in the sixth as Guthridge scored on a wild pitch and freshman catcher Kevin Wilson (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) singled home senior designated hitter Tommy Clarke (Whitehouse Station, N.J./Hunterdon)

Sophomore pitcher Sean Grimes (Villanova, Pa./Radnor) got the win, improving to 2-1. He pitched seven innings, striking out two and walked three. Freshman pitcher Allen Weaver (Lemoyne, Pa./Trinity) pitched the final two innings, allowing just one hit.

Sullivan, Vogt and Gresh all finished with two hits, while Vogt had three RBI.

Ursinus will be at Haverford Friday.