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Morrin's Complete Game Leads Hounds to Victory Over Drew to Win Landmark Weekend Series

Dan Morrin '18 begins his windup to deliver a pitch to the plate versus Drew University at Gillespie Field.
Dan Morrin '18 begins his windup to deliver a pitch to the plate versus Drew University at Gillespie Field.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- Senior Dan Morrin tossed a complete game with 11 strikeouts to help lead the Moravian College baseball team to a 6-2 victory over visiting Drew University to finish a Landmark Conference series Sunday at Gillespie Field.

The Greyhounds, now 16-13 on the season and 9-6 in Landmark Conference play, win the series 2-1 and have just one conference three-game series left to play this season on April 28-29 at The University of Scranton.

Morrin recorded double-digit strikeouts for the second straight start as he improved to 2-2 this spring. With his fourth strikeout of the game in the third inning, Morrin became just the fifth Moravian pitcher to record 150 strikeouts in a career. During the game, he allowed two runs on five hits and did not walk a batter as Morrin recorded his first complete game since his freshman season and fifth of career to go with his 12th career victory.

Moravian had eight hits in the contest with junior left fielder Mike Mittl going 2-for-2 with three RBIs. Junior catcher Chase Rogers was 2-for-3 while senior first baseman Logan Welles went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

The Greyhounds struck for two runs in the bottom of the first inning to give Morrin a 2-0 lead. Sophomore second baseman Ian Csencsits connected on a one-out single and scored on an RBI single by Mittl. Junior center fielder Austin Markowski scored the Hounds other run on an RBI single by Welles.

The Blue and Grey extended the advantage to 3-0 in the bottom of the third frame as junior designated hitter Evan Kulig reached on an error, stole second base and raced home on an RBI sacrifice fly by Mittl.

The Rangers would get on the scoreboard with a run in the top of the fifth inning. The Hounds responded with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning to push the edge to 5-1. Csencsits was hit by a pitch to start the inning and moved to third on a single by Markowski. Mittl then connected on another sacrifice fly to score Csencsits, and Welles ripped an RBI single to right field to bring Markowski across the plate.

Drew scored again in the top of the sixth to make it a 5-2 game.

Moravian finished the scoring in the bottom of the eighth inning as Mittl led off with a single, stole second and scored on an RBI single by Rogers.

The Greyhounds are slated to return to action on Monday, April 16 in a non-conference game versus Montclair State University beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Gillespie Field in Bethlehem to close out a six-game home stand.