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Thomas More Athletics | March 31, 2014

DIII: Makin's ninth-inning homer boosts Thomas More to sweep of Thiel

  Besides hitting the game-winning home run, Cody Makin also scored three runs.

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Senior right fielder Cody Makin hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to propel Thomas More to a 9-8 win against Thiel on Monday in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) game at Tomcat Park. The Saints complete a three-game sweep of the Tomcats with the win as they defeated Thiel twice Sunday in a doubleheader.

With the win, the Saints improve to 9-7 overall and 5-1 in the PAC. With the loss, the Tomcats fall to 6-9 overall and 0-5 in the PAC.

Thiel led 8-7 after six innings as it scored one run in the fourth and seven in the sixth and the Saints plated one in the first, three in the fourth and three in the fourth. In the top of the ninth Makin put the Saints head 9-8 when he hit a two-run home run to right-center field, scoring freshman pinch runner Thomas Baumann and himself and the Saints held Thiel scoreless in the bottom of the inning for the 9-8 victory.

Makin led the team at the plate as he was 2-for-3 with the home run, a double, two RBI and three runs scored. Three other Saints had multiple hits in the game as freshman center fielder Casey Metzger was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored, senior second baseman Jason Handley was 2-for-5 and junior left fielder Nick Connor was 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored.

Sophomore pitcher Brandon Humphrey started and got a no-descision as he pitched 5.2 innings and gave up five runs (one earned) on three hits, while striking out four and walking four. Sophomore pitcher Chris Auer entered in relief and gave up three runs (all unearned) on three hits and walked one. Freshman pitcher Vic Newberryearned the win as he pitched three and a third innings of shutout relief and gave up only three hits.