UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond Spiders baseball team used a season-high 15 hits to crush in-state rival William & Mary, 10-3, at Pitt Field on Tuesday afternoon.
With its fourth-straight victory, Richmond improves to 12-12-1 on the season overall, while the Tribe fall to 18-8 on the year.
Sophomore 1B Doug Kraeger led the way for the Spider offense, going 3-for-4 with a RBI double and a run scored, while senior 2B Adam Forrer drove in three runs, collecting a pair of hits including a two-run triple.
Junior OF Ryan Cook had two RBI in the victory, while sophomores SS Tyler Beckwith and C Aaron Newman each drove in a run. Eight Spiders collected hits on the afternoon, with six notching at least two.
On the mound, sophomore RHP Peter Bayer (2-1) has his best outing of the season, earning his second win of the season. Bayer pitched seven innings, allowing just two runs on six hits while striking out four. Out of the bullpen, junior RHP James Lively tossed the final two innings, striking out a pair.
The Spiders seized control of Tuesday’s game early, scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning. Richmond went on to score at least one run in the next four innings, running away with the victory.
Leading 5-0 in the bottom of the fourth, the Spiders broke the game open with four runs in the frame, scoring all the runs with two outs.
Richmond has won eight of their last 10 games, with the offense leading the way. The Spiders have averaged 6.9 runs a game over the stretch, hitting .326 as a team with seven home runs and 63 RBI.
The Richmond Spiders will look to run their winning streak to a season-high five games on Wednesday when the team travels to Farmville, Va. to face in-state rival Longwood. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.