Lyndon Center, Vt. - The Thomas College baseball team struck early and often Saturday to complete a sweep of their four-game North Eastern Athletic Conference East Division series with the Hornets of Lyndon College.
With the wins the Terriers improve to 19-9 (9-1 NEAC East) and continue a eight game winning streak, while Lyndon falls to 2-18 (1-13 NEAC East) on the year.
In game one, the Terriers plated three first inning run and walked off with a 5-0 victory over the Hornets. A hit batsman and a single by Ben Goodall set the table for Joshua Gray's run-scoring double and a two-run single off the bat of Thomas Cameron.
Jeff Richardson's run-scoring fielder's choice in the fourth and Cameron's sacrifice fly in the fifth closed out the scoring in the contest. Danny Burke went six innings to get the win, scattering four hits while striking out four and walking three.
James Neal, Isaac Earle, Tyler Pelletier and Cody Gage had one hit each for Lyndon and Mason Brewer was tagged with the loss. He allowed five earned runs on eight hits while fanning three and walking three.
In the nightcap, the Terriers jumped out to a commanding 7-0 lead after one inning of play and coasted to victory. Gray had a two-run double in the uprising and the duo of Cameron and Taylor Livingston had a run-scoring single each.
Eric Sucy earned the win with six innings of work. He allowed only one hit while striking out five and walking none.
Gage had to lone hit on the day for the Hornets with an infield single in the fourth. Brandon Flood, who did not get out of the first inning, took the loss. In a third of an inning, he allowed seven earned runs on six hits while fanning none and walking one.
The Terriers return on Wednesday when they take on conference foe UMF in a doubleheader. First pitch of game one is set for 1:00 p.m.