Sam Goodwin-Boyd '15 (photo) rapped a single, double and triple while scoring three runs and knocking in three to pace an 18-hit attack at Williams Fri., April 5 durig a 16-7 Cardinal victory to open a three-game NESCAC West/Little Three series. The squads put the finishing touches on their series in Middletown Sat., April 6 in a double-header.
Wesleyan broke a scoreless tie in the top of the 4th inning with a six-run eruption. Guy Davidson '16, who recently had a 16-game hitting streak snapped, put Wesleyan ahead for good when he lashed a double down the right-field line to plate Donnie Cimino '15, who reached by error to lead off the inning, and Goodwin-Boyd, who doubled. Wesleyan added four more hits and the Ephs committed three more miscues to help Wesleyan gain the 6-0 advantage. Though Williams scored three run in its half of the 4th to cut the difference to 6-3, Wesleyan scored the next four runs to get a 10-3 edge in the top of the 6th. A two-run triple by Goodwin-Boyd and a RBI single by Ben Hoynes '15 keyed a three-run 6th. Williams again responded to whittle the margin to three at 10-7 but the final six runs of the game belonged to the Cardinals.
While Goodwin-Boyd and Hoynes both pounded three hits, Matt Sorkin '15, Andrew Yin '15, Cimino, Steve Moran '13 and Jon Dennett '15 all enjoyed two hits as every Wesleyan starter had at least one hit in the contest. Wesleyan also stole five bases in the game. Starter Nick Cooney '15 went 5-1/3 innings to pick up his third win of the year without a loss. Jimmy Hill '14 and Wilson Flowers '16 combined for three solid innings of relief, yielding just one hit between them.