The bats were alive as the Roanoke College baseball team improved to 3-1 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference with a sweep of Hampden-Sydney last Saturday. The Maroons won 13-5 and 9-1 at Salem Memorial Ballpark.
Roanoke knocked out 29 hits while scoring 22 runs in the doubleheader. In the opener Will Merriken and Gavin Kandrick were each three for five with Carson McCusker and Conner Butler both going two for five. Cale Agee knocked in five runs and Will Turner pitched four innings in relief to pick up the win.
In the nightcap the Maroons broke out the big sticks in the seventh. Carter Plunket drove the ball out over the left field fence for his second home run of the season and two batters later PK Cocolis hit a towering shot out to left. Plunkett was four for four with three runs and a pair of RBI while Butler went three for four with an RBI and a run scored. Merriken drove in three.
The sweep, along with a non-conference win over Averett in Salem Tuesday, gave RC a 10-4 overall record. The Maroons were at Ferrum Wednesday and this Saturday they go to Lexington for an ODAC doubleheader with Washington & Lee, beginning at noon.