FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Haverford College baseball team took a 10-3 decision over Amherst on Thursday afternoon. The Fords were led by Owen Plambeck, who hit two home runs in the third and fourth innings, respectively. Haverford is now 2-7 on the season while Amherst is 2-3 following the dfeat.
Haverford pushed a run across in the first inning as Will Karp walked and stole second. Ethan Lee-Tyson singled home Karp for the first run of the game. The Fords added one more in the second on a Ben Somorjai homer and tacked on three in the third as Plambeck drove in two with a home run to left field. Sam Partee doubled ahead of a Somorjai single to knock in the third run of the inning as Haverford pulled ahead 6-0.
Spencer Sohmer tripled in Lee-Tyson for a run in the fourth and Plambeck again delivered a two-run shot to left, plating Sohmer. Somorjai added an RBI double in the frame as Haverford broke things wide open at 9-0. In the seventh, the Fords added a run on a passed ball.
The top of the order was crucial for Haverford as Karp, Lee-Tyson, Sohmer and Plambeck each had multi-RBI contests. Somorjai made his impact felt in a major way with a 3-4 day at the plate including three RBI.
Ryan Giovenco (1-1) got the start the Fords, allowing three hits and no earned runs while striking out six, picking up his first career win.
Haverford returns to action tomorrow against Wisconsin Lutheran. The doubleheader is slated to begin at 9 a.m. with the second game to follow at noon.