Richard Brothers Lead Baseball Past Duquesne, 10-7
April 17, 2010
CINCINNATI - Freshman Jon Richard and his brother senior Zac Richard combined for nine innings on the mound in Xavier baseball's 10-7 win over visiting Duquesne Saturday afternoon at Hayden Field. Zac Richard also went 3-for-5 at the plate, including a solo home run in the first inning.
Four other Musketeers had two hits in the game for XU, including junior Phil Bauer as he extended his career-high hitting streak to 13 games. Junior Ben Thomas collected four RBI in the contest, three of which came from his three-run long ball in the second inning.
Xavier (11-25, 6-5 A-10) and Duquesne (7-28, 3-8 A-10) combined for seven home runs on the day while the Musketeers out-hit the Dukes, 14-10, in the slug-fest. DUQ committed three errors on the afternoon while XU recorded two miscues.
Jon Richard (6-2) earned his team-best sixth win of the season for his five-inning effort. He struck out four and walked only one while giving up two earned runs on four hits. Zac Richard threw the remaining four innings of the game, giving up four runs on six hits and striking out two while walking none.
Christian Wheeler (0-3) was charged with the loss for the Dukes. He tossed one inning, giving up four runs on five hits and struck one and walked one.
The Dukes were led by Matt Carson who was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI while Andrew Heck knocked out back-to-back two-out homers in the contest for Duquesne as well.
Xavier and Duquesne will wrap up their three game series in Sunday. First pitch is set for noon at Hayden Field. Admission is free.