FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College earned a pair on non-conference baseball wins over SUNY-Oneonta this afternoon at Panther Field, winning the opener 8-2 before posting a 4-0 shutout in the nightcap.
Jake Martin's single in the first inning of game one drove in Nathaniel Anthony and the Panthers held a 1-0 lead. Oneonta struck for two runs in the fourth inning to grab the lead. Ferrum responded with three runs in the sixth inning, one each off Martin's RBI double and RBI singles by Tim Ortega and Kyle Anstice.
Anthony homered in the seventh inning and Anstice had an RBI single to make the score 6-2, then Corey Stoneman's ground out and Christian Campbell's sacrifice fly in the eighth plated two more runs for the final count. Starter Colby Grissom and reliever Will Davis combined for 10 strikeouts.
In game two, Joey Pride hurled a complete seven-inning two-hitter with four strikeouts. Anstice had an RBI single in the first inning to drive in Martin. The Panthers scored a run each in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, including Martin's solo homer to left field in the fifth.
KEY STATS - Game 1
Ferrum: Anthony 3-4, 2 doubles, HR, 3 runs; Anstice 3-4, double, 2 RBI;
Will Davis (W, 1-0) 3.2 inn, 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 6 K
Oneonta: Matt Michael Dunne (L, 0-1) 1.2 inn, 7 hits, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
KEY STATS - Game 2
Ferrum: Martin, 1-2, HR, 2 runs; Pride (W, 1-0) 7 inn, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 4 K
Oneonta: Michael Losak (L, 0-1) 4 inn, 1 hit, 2 runs, 5 BB, 4 K
BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"Good day to be a Panther! We played solid baseball, beginning with our pitching staff. Colby Grissom, Will Davis and Joey Pride all pitched well and we got some timely hits out of our offense. We will see if we can get back on the field tomorrow at 1:00 p.m." --Head Coach Ryan Brittle
Brittle's bunch is scheduled to play a single nine-inning game against Oneonta Sunday at 1:00 p.m.