AUBURNDALE, Fla. – McDaniel had five multiple-run innings and got solid pitching in a doubleheader sweep of Becker at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational in baseball action on Wednesday.
The Green Terror (6-3) won the opener 8-2 behind an 11-strikeout performance from Jordan Rhodes (Fawn Grove, Pa./McDonogh [Md.]) before shutting out the Hawks (3-7) with a 5-0 win in game two.
DJ Biscoe (Millersville, Md./Old Mill) led the McDaniel offense with four hits and two RBIs.
Tim Griest (Lititz, Pa./Wawrick) led off the second inning with a single to center before taking second on a wild pitch.
After a groundout, Tom Daly (Haddon Heights, N.J./Haddon Heights) poked a single down the line for a 1-0 lead.
Daly then scored on a Colin Franke (Highland Mills, N.Y./Cornwall Central) single one batter later.
Franke led off the fourth with a single before Sam Brustad (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's College) was hit by a pitch. After two strikeouts, Antonio Rosanova (Laurel, Md./DeMatha) blasted a three-run home run to right field for a 5-0 lead.
A Daly double and Franke single in the fifth stretched the lead to 6-0 before the Green Terror tacked on two more runs in the sixth.
A pair of errors and Willis Pollard double broke up the shutout in the top of the seventh.
Franke went 3-for-3 while Rosanova and Daly had two hits in game one. Rhodes allowed just three hits and two walks with his 11 strikeouts.
Brett Anderson (Wilmington, Del./Tower Hill led off game two with a single before a throwing error and Biscoe RBI groundout accounted for the game's first run.
Franke singled with one out in the fourth before Brustad reached on a bunt single. After a hit batter loaded the bases, Biscoe singled home Franke and Rosanova drew a walk to force in Brustad for a 3-0 lead.
Three straight singles to lead off the sixth laid the groundwork for two more runs.
Zach Fortuna (Metuchen, N.J./Metuchen) limited Becker to just two singles, facing the minimum with four strikeouts.
Anderson and Biscoe each had two hits in the nightcap.
McDaniel concludes its Florida trip against Keene State on Friday. Game time is 9 a.m.