Auburndale, Fla. – The Alma College baseball team swept Northern Vermont University-Lyndon by a score of 5-0 in the first game and 13-4 in the second game at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. In game one, freshman Trevor Wregglesworth (Onaway, Mich. JohOnaway) pitched a complete game shutout in his first career appearance at the collegiate level. The second game was suspended due to rain and completed on Friday (Mar. 1) in Kissimmee, Fla with the Scots winning, 13-4. Junior Logan Huff (Johannesburg, Mich. Centen Johannesburg-Lewiston) hit his first home run of the season while freshman catcher Jayden Drake (Frisco, Texas / Centennial) hit his first career bomb on an inside the park home run.
- Wresgglesworth was in command early for the Scots with three strikeouts and only one hit allowed through the first five innings.
- In the top of the sixth with the score still scoreless, clean up hitter junior Jaret Koin (Sterling, Mich. / Standish-Sterling Central) singled then stole second with two outs. Then junior Zach Schirmer (Bay City, Mich. / Bay City Western) pounced on one and sent it up the middle to score Koin to break the scoreless tie.
- After Wregglesworth kept the Hornets off the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth, the Scots looked to increase the lead in the final inning. Huff (Johannesburg, Mich. / Johannesburg-Lewiston) came up with runners on second and third with one out and drove one down the left field line for a two rbi double.
- Junior Max Trucks (Mt. Pleasant, Mich. / Mt. Pleasant) came up next at the dish and hit a deep triple to right center that Huff trotted home easily on. Koin kept the rally going with a single to right that brought in Trucks to make it 5-0.
- Wregglesworth came back into to finish off the game and shut the door with three ground outs.
- The Scots struck first in the second inning when Schirmer led off the frame with a double. Junior Matt Scanzano (Oakville, Ont. / De La Salle College Oaklands) singled in Schirmer in to make it 1-0 Alma. Later with two outs and Schirmer on second and senior Joe Champoux (Muskegon, Mich. / Reeths-Puffer) on first, senior Jordan Anstandig (West Bloomfield, Mich. / Walled Lake Northern) tripled to put two more on the scoreboard.
- Senior Jordan Masters (Waterford, Mich. / Kettering) started on the mound for the Scots and gave them three shutout innings. But after walking the first two batters of the fourth, Masters was pulled from the game where both runners went onto score. Freshman Ty Sobczark worked out of the inning by striking out the final two batters.
- The bottom of the fourth saw the Scots score nine runs. The first came with junior Pete Carravallah (Canton, Mich. / Plymouth) on first and Scanzano on third. Carravallah went to steal second and the Lyndon catcher attempted to throw him out, but as that happened Scanzano stole home, Carravallah slid into second safely, executing the perfect double steal.
- Anstandig drove in Carravallah to make it 5-0, setting up Huff to launch one past the left center wall for a two-run shot.
- Still in the fourth with two outs and runners on corners, freshman Ian Hart (Brighton, Mich. / Detroit Catholic Central) came up for his first career at-bat and singled to make it 8-2 Scots. Scanzano came up next and had two rbi double to put Alma in double-digits for the first time in a game this season.
- On the following at-bat, Drake pinched-hit for Champoux and sent one deep just past the reach of the center fielder. The ball rolled to wall while Scanzano scored and Drake showed off his speed making his way around the bases and sliding into home safely.
- After the Hornets scored a run in the top of fifth the skies opened up for a downpour that made the main field at Lake Myrtle Sports Complex unplayable for the rest of the day. The game resumed on Friday with Lyndon adding a run in the fifth but that is all they would get. Junior Dylan Clark (Tomball, Texas / Tomball Memorial) struck out the first two batters he saw and then the game ended on a sliding catch down the right field line by Koin.
- Wregglesworth ended up with 4ks while allowing only three hits and three walks. No Hornet runner advanced past second base in the game.
- Trucks, Koin and Schirmer each had a multi-hit game for the Scots in game one.
- Sophomore Nick Hartner (Beaverton, Mich. / Beaverton) earned his first career collegiate hit on a perfectly placed bunt down the third base line in the fifth of the first game.
- In game two, Anstandig, Huff and Scanzano all had three hits while combinging to knock in eight runs and score six.
- Sobczak earned his first career win while freshman pitcher Clay Crouterfield (Standish, Mich. / Standish-Sterling) got his first career strike out.
The Scots have the day off Thursday and will finish off their Florida Trip on Friday with an 11 a.m. game against Cabrini University in Kissimmee, Fla.