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Thomas More Defeats Rival Hanover, 4-3

(HANOVER, Ind.) – The Thomas More University baseball team defeated traditional-rival Hanover College, 4-3, today (Wednesday, March 13, 2019) at K.T. Young Ballpark in Hanover, Indiana.  The Saints improve to 3-6 and the Panthers fall to 5-3.

  • Thomas More took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when senior right fielder Joshua Boeckmann (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) had a run batted-in single scoring first-year second baseman Brett Benzinger (Taylor Mill, Ky./New Richmond).
  • The Saints extended the lead to 2-0 in the second inning when first-year third baseman Bailey Martin (Independence, Ky./Simon Kenton) scored on a RBI single by sophomore left fielder Brady Reynolds (White Oak, Ohio/LaSalle).
  • In the top of the fifth, Thomas More extended the lead to 4-0 when senior shortstop Sean Lawrence, Ky./Simon Kenton) scored on a sacrifice bunt by senior catcher Sam Hauer (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) and Benzinger scored on a Boeckmann fielder choice.
  • Hanover scored one run in the third, fifth and seventh, but it wasn't enough and Thomas More posted the 4-3 win.

  • Benzinger was two-for-four with a two runs scored.
  • Boeckmann was two-for-five with two RBI.
  • Thomas More used nine pitchers in the game.
  • Senior pitcher Jonathan Breeden (Erlanger, Ky./Dixie Heights) earned the win as he pitched a scoreless first inning.

  • Thomas More turns to action on Saturday (March 16) when it plays a doubleheader against in-state rival Spalding University.
  • First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Louisville, Kentucky.