Waterville, Maine-- The Thomas College baseball team recorded two more wins 9-2 and 5-0 against the Pilgrims of New England College, Saturday afternoon, on the campus of Thomas College. Junior Cody Vigue was the Terriers top performer on the day with three hits and seven RBI's including two homeruns. Pierce Byrd was the top performer for the Pilgrims on the afternoon with one hit, one RBI and scoring one run.
With the wins, the Terriers improve to 18-9 (13-1 NEAC East Division) on the year while the Pilgrims fall to 15-12 (5-11 NEAC East Division) on the season.
The Terriers got off to a quick 2-0 lead when Senior Ben Goodall hit a two run homerun in the bottom of the first inning. The score remained 2-0 until the bottom of the third inning when the Terriers tacked on one more run with an RBI from Vigue to give the Terriers the 3-0 lead. The Pilgrims would then answer in the top of the fourth inning with an RBI double from Pierce Byrd. Byrd would then go on to score on a pass ball to bring the Pilgrims within one run, but that would be as close as they would get. The Terriers would go on to score six more runs in the game including Vigue's two homeruns to give them the 9-2 win.
Freshman Pitcher Tim Locke got the win for the Terriers pitching six strong innings, giving up three hits, one earned run, and striking out four. Eric Johnson shoulders the loss for the Pilgrims.
In the second game, the Terriers got the ball rolling early once again as they tacked on two runs with RBI's from Goodall and Vigue to give them the 2-0 lead. The score remained 2-0 until the bottom of the fourth when Freshman Wes Perreault singled to left field to score Thomas Cameron and give the Terrier's the 3-0 advantage. Terrier's pitcher Jake Chamblee kept the Pilgrim's bats at bay as they were unable to score. Thomas would go on to add two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to cap off the game and give them the 5-0 victory.
Chamblee got the win for the Terriers pitching 7 strong innings, giving up only two hits while striking out three. Tyler Perrin shoulders the loss for the Pilgrims.
The Terriers next game will be Sunday afternoon as they host the Pilgrims of New England College in the second doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m.
Story Written By: Jacob Jandreau