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Tigers split doubleheader

Tigers seniors Andrew Kasiski and Jonathan Triesler each had two RBIs in the second game, Sunday, Feb. 16, while Triesler provided a three-run home run in the first game, as Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) split a non-conference baseball doubleheader on the road at William Peace University in North Carolina.

Sophomore Trenton Tiller gained the complete game victory in the 8-2 nightcap for the visiting Tigers (1-2), while classmate Kieran Conway took the setback in the 9-6 opener against the host Pacers (5-1).

In game two, Hampden-Sydney scored eight runs on eight hits, scoring five runs in the third inning and one run each in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. The Tigers led 5-0 through three innings and 5-2 through four before adding the final three runs over the final three innings of the seven-inning nightcap.

Tiller (1-0) took care of things on the mound, pitching the complete-game seven innings, scattering five hits and two runs, both earned, with seven strikeouts and one walk.

In game one, H-SC scored six runs on three hits, scoring four runs in the second inning, and one run each in the third and fourth innings. The Tigers led 4-1 through two innings, 5-2 through three and 6-3 through four before William Peace produced six runs in the decisive fifth inning of the seven-inning opener.

H-SC remained on the road to play at non-conference opponent Christopher Newport University Tuesday, Feb. 18, beginning at 2 p.m. in Newport News. The Captains (2-2) were ranked 25th in the D3baseball.com/NCBWA Preseason Top 25.