Point baseball sweeps doubleheader against Morehouse, carry 12-4 record into AAC play
Published 10:47 pm Wednesday, February 27, 2019
WEST POINT — The Point University baseball team (12-4) swept Morehouse College 17-3 and 8-2 in a doubleheader on Wednesday.
“It’s a good motivation boost for the guys to be able to get two wins before we go against Union in the first week of Conference,” Point head baseball coach John Tyler said. “It’s always exciting the week before and the week of getting into conference. This is what we have prepared for, this is what we’re looking for. We’ll see how our guys do this weekend.”
Senior first baseman Dayton Cook led the team at the plate by going three-for-three in Game One of the doubleheader.
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Senior right fielder Carnegy Calzado, senior Dwight Washington, junior Mario Archibold and senior Kyle Kelly also had multiple hits in the first game of the day. Junior Eduardo Munoz won the game on the mound after throwing five strikeouts in five innings for the Skyhawks.
Point blew Game 2 open in the bottom of the fifth inning. Through a wild pitch, a sacrifice fly ball to right field, a double in center field and a balk, the Skyhawks scored five runs to pull away from the Maroon Tigers in the inning.
“We made a few adjustments,” Tyler said. “Inside of trying to hit balls over the scoreboard, we stayed on a little bit more. We went gap-to-gap, and we had a few hits to right field that really opened up the field for us. We were able to make the adjustments at the plate.”
Senior designated hitter B.J. Johnson got on base three times on Wednesday, but only racked in one hit in the two contests. Johnson is the reigning AAC Player of the Week after going 6-for-12 at the plate last week.
“He’s been extremely impactful,” Tyler said. “Having him in the three-hole, being able to drive in a lot of runs for us. That first inning, being able to get up by as much as we can is huge with that type of bat, especially with him being a senior and having him for one year to hopefully help us win a lot of ball games.”
The Skyhawks senior ace Nico Mayoral came in for relief in the fifth inning of Game 2 on Wednesday. Mayoral walked one batter in the inning. The appearance was only to keep him loose, as he’s expected to start on Friday against Union College. The first pitch will be thrown at noon EST. at Skyhawks field.