by Brian Hoffman
The Roanoke College baseball team will wrap up the regular season this weekend with home doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday. RC will host Eastern Mennonite on Saturday in a conference twin-bill beginning at noon, and on Sunday they’ll host Brevard College for two non-conference games beginning at 2 pm.
The Maroons improved to 20-13 after sweeping Virginia Wesleyan in a doubleheader last Saturday at Calfee Park in Pulaski. The games were held at Calfee as the Salem Red Sox were home at Salem Memorial Ballpark.
In the first game RC took an 11-5 win. Will Turner went six innings on the mound, giving up nine hits and striking out four, earning his fourth win of the season. Aiden Kuhle picked up the three-inning save, his first of the season. Owen Lawn was three-for-five with two home runs for the Maroons.
In the second game RC took a 9-4 win. Conner Butler finished the game 3-for-5 with a home run into the netting in left while Jacob Bonzon went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and Mason Staz was 2-for-4 and also scored twice.
The Maroons go into the weekend at 9-8 in seventh place in the ODAC as they jockey for position in the coming tournament. They’re only a game out of fourth heading into the final weekend of the regular season.