Baseball makes it a perfect dozen with win over Northwestern (Minn.)

Brad Sawyer (Photo by Craig Chase,
Brad Sawyer (Photo by Craig Chase,

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Hood College scored in double figures for the seventh straight game and extended its unbeaten streak to open 2018 to 12 games with a 19-4 win over Northwestern (Minn.). 

Inside the Box Score 

  • Drake Friend and Brad Sawyer had four hits apiece for the Blazers. Friend scored four times. Sawyer came up just a home run short of the cycle and scored three runs. 
  • Daniel Shepherd notched three hits, including a double, walked and scored four runs. 
  • Cam Esposito, Nathan Kessler and Quinn Fulton recorded three hits apiece. Esposito and Kessler each tripled. 
  • The Blazers tallied 23 hits in the game. 

How it Happened

  • Hood scored multiple runs in each of the first five innings. 
  • Sawyer had an RBI double in the first when the Blazers took a 3-0 lead. Friend added a two-run single in the second as Hood expanded its lead to 8-1. 
  • Three more Blazers scored in the third and Northwestern added another to make it 11-2. 
  • Shepherd had a two-run single in the fourth and Friend knocked in another run during a five-run inning to make it 16-2.  
  • A two-run bottom of the fourth for the Eagles to make it 16-4 before Friend, Sawyer and Patterson capped the scoring for the Blazers in the sixth with RBIs. 


  • Complete stats are not available. 
  • Caleb Piersma scored twice for Northwestern (Minn.). 

Up Next

The Blazers will look to stay hot when they take on Western Connecticut State on Tuesday, March 13 in Fort Pierce, Florida.