DONALDSON, IN – The Ancilla College baseball team was home on Saturday for a double header against Macomb Community College. The Chargers lost the first game of the day 10-1 but battled back for a win in game two with a 5-3 victory in Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference play.
In the first game, both teams were scoreless until the top of the third. With two outs, a Macomb batter blasted one over the fence with the bases loaded.
Head coach Joe Yonto said that was a game changer. "The difference in the game came in the third. A two out grand slam was too much to overcome. Josh Copp did a nice job after that, retiring the next nine batters in a row. We just could not put anything together from the offensive side. We have to stay away from the big inning."
In game two, the Chargers were able to put things together and come away with a win. Ancilla was down 2-0, when the bats came alive in the bottom of the fourth. The Chargers drove in four runs that inning and gave up just one more run in the top of the fifth to finish the day with a victory.
"This was a complete, hard fought, team win," Yonto said. "Solid pitching, plus defense and timely hitting carried us. Pat Knight and Pat Kinney did an excellent job, allowing only three hits to the number one team in the conference. Aaron Matthews did a solid job catching and throwing runners out along with Evan Shimkus. Evan Muninzer came through offensively. It was a good win!"