Winthrop University

Furman baseball cruises past Winthrop

The Winthrop baseball team was shutout 12-0 by Furman on Tuesday night at The Winthrop Ballpark.

The Eagles had a 10-game winning streak snapped while dropping to 32-15 and the Paladins improve to 20-24.

Freddie Sultan took his first loss of the year, allowing four runs on three hits in two innings. Matthew Quarles improved to 5-1 on the year, holding the Eagles to just three hits in six innings.

The Eagles were held to just four hits with Brad Kaczka, Mark Lowrie, Babe Thomas and Kyle Edwards registered the hits.

The Paladins took a 1-0 lead in the first as the lead-off batter Carter Grote hit a solo home run to left field.

Furman pushed the advantage to 4-0 with three runs coming home on another home run to left field by Grote. Blake Chisolm led off the inning reaching on a throwing error by Sultan followed by a walk by Cameron Whitehead.

Grote made it 5-0 scoring on a single up the middle by Griffin Davis after reaching on fielder’s choice and advancing on a single by Sims Griffith.

The Paladins jumped out to a 9-0 lead with four runs in the sixth inning. Jordan Simpson led off the inning with a double and advanced to third on a single by Chisolm. Whitehead singled to bring Simpson home before Brandon Elmy hit a three-run home run to left field.

Chris Ohmstede got the third three-run homer of the game in the top of the ninth to bring the score to 12-0.

The Eagles will now take a seven day break before traveling to ETSU next Wednesday for a 6:00 p.m. game.

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