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Andrew Mazzone had two homers and 10 RBI in a doubleheader win over Southwestern (Texas) on Saturday.
Andrew Mazzone had two homers and 10 RBI in a doubleheader win over Southwestern (Texas) on Saturday.

Mazzone's Hot Bat Leads CMS Baseball to Doubleheader Sweep of Southwestern (Texas)

GEORGETOWN, Texas - Andrew Mazzone finished 5-for-8 with 10 RBI and Julian Sanders was 6-for-10 with five RBI, as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps baseball team earned 13-4 and 15-6 wins over Southwestern (Texas) in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.

CMS improves to 6-0 on the season after the pair of victories. Southwestern falls to 3-3 with the losses. 

In the opener, Hamilton Finefrock recorded five strikeouts in 2.1 innings in relief and moved to 1-0 on the year. Kody Perry added three strikeouts and Parker McGraw added one.  Tyler Shaw finished 3-for-4 with three RBI, including RBI singles in the fourth and seventh while Sanders had two hits and three RBI. 

CMS scored two runs in the second and single runs in the fourth and fifth, before opening the game up with a four-run sixth and a fifth run seventh to enforce the 10-run rule. Adam Dapkewicz had an RBI single and Dillon Martin scored after a Pirates error in the second.

Mazzone's three-run homer gave the Stags a 7-4 lead and a Kieran Sidebotham sac fly brought Jack Potter home for a 9-4 lead. Sanders drilled a three-run blast in the in the seventh, extending the CMS advantage to 12-4 before Blaise Heher tallied an RBI single to left to cap a 13-4 victory for the Stags.

In the nightcap, McGraw tallied five stikeouts in four innings, not surrending a single hit while earning his first win of the season. Henry Connell added one strikeout in two innings of work for the Stags.

CMS scored four runs in the fourth after a Derek Seneker home run and a Mazzone three-run homer that gave the Stags a 4-2 lead. The Pirates took a 6-4 advantage after a four-score third inning. However, Mazzone was key for CMS as he finished 4-for-5 with seven RBI, including another solo shot in the fifth that got CMS within one, trailing 6-5.

Sanders tied the game 6-6 in the fifth after his second homer of the day and also gave the Stags a 7-6 lead after an RBI single to center in the seventh, as CMS proceded to score eight runs in the inning to put the game out of reach. Didrickson walked in a run, Sanders and Potter scored on wild pitches to lift the lead to 10-6. Sidebotham added an RBI after being hit by a pitch and Mazzone had a three RBI double to center to give CMS a 14-6 lead before Nate Seluga walked in a run in the eighth. 

CMS will look to complete its four-game series against the Pirates with a single game on Sunday at 10 a.m.