King’s Baseball Drops Weekend Doubleheader

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Manhattan, NEW YORK–The King’s men’s baseball team were handed two tough losses versus Yale University in the doubleheader at home last weekend.

Right-handed pitcher Grant Olson (’14) started the first game, which was delayed due to Yale's encounter with traffic. Olson struggled in his outing and was eventually relieved by RHP Peter Flemming (’14).

The game between the two teams wasn’t a drastic mismatch in ability, but King’s lack of offense and fielding errors enabled Yale to take a lopsided win over the King’s Lions.

Despite the loss, Olson was able to strikeout seven of the Ivy Leaguers over five innings.

Jeremiah Gill (’15) started the second game 20 minutes after the first one ended.

Gill pitched four innings with no strikeouts and four walks.

Flemming entered the game as a reliever and pitched the remainder of the game. With Flemming pitching, Yale struck out three times over two innings.

King’s bat awakened in the second game and the team scored three runs, but it wasn’t enough to counter Yale. The Lions eventually dropped the game 6-3.

“We played our second game well. We hit the ball, but we just need to shore up our defense,” Tristan Kelley, first-year player, said.

The spring season for the King’s men concludes this Saturday, April 28. The team will play NYU at Richmond County Bank Ballpark, the home of the Staten Island Yankees. The Staten Island Yankees are the Class A short season affiliate of the New York Yankees.

To see Saturday's venue, visit this website.

If you haven’t caught a King’s baseball game yet, come take a break from studying for finals to cheer the team as it plays in a Minor League Baseball stadium for the first time in King’s history. (Not even Ivy League schools can say they’ve done that.) The game begins at 10 am.

Richmond County Bank Ballpark is accessible by taking any train to South Ferry and then taking the (free) ferry to Staten Island.

For more information, news or directions visit tkc.edu/athletics or download the mobile app, available for Apple and Android phones.

CampusKristen Lee