Misenheimer, N.C. -- The Pfeiffer baseball team (8-3) wrapped up an outstanding homestand with a 12-1 victory over Ferrum (1-7) on Sunday afternoon. Despite a three hour rain delay, the Falcons came out strong against the Panthers, putting up 12 runs while only giving up 1 run on 4 hits.
Jordan Eckard and Kirby Lambert led the way for the Pfeiffer offense, with each collecting 3 hits on the game. Eckard came through with 2 doubles and 3 RBI's while Lambert blasted a homerun to right field to draw even with Eckard for the most homers on the team with four.
Third Baseman Brian Kowalski also had a 3 hit performance on the afternoon while driving in 1. Other Falcons who had big days at the plate were Derek Perry, who had 2 hits and scored 2 runs, Xavier Rodriguez, who went 2-3 with 2 walks and 2 RBI's, and Damon Smith, who went 2-2 on the contest.
The scoring started early for Pfeiffer as they got on the board with 2 runs in the first inning. Lambert drove in a run with an RBI single to right, while Christian Marciano hit a sacrifice fly to center field for his 13th RBI of the season. The Falcons tacked on four more runs in the second inning, with Rodriguez, Eckard, Lambert, and Kowalski all driving in a run each.
It wouldn't take much run support to give Will Altemeuller the breathing room he needed to throw 6 innings while giving up just 1 unearned run to improve to 3-0 on the season. Altemeuller gave up just 2 hits on the afternoon while striking out 3. The Falcon bullpen would take over in the 7th and slam the door shut for the four game sweep of the Panthers.
It was a rough day for Ferrum all around, as starter Joey Pride gave up 6 earned runs in 3 innings of work. It didn't get much better for the bullpen as they gave up a combined 6 runs (5 earned) in 6 innings. The Panthers' offense combined for just 4 hits on the game.
Next up for Pfeiffer is a Wednesday afternoon matchup at St. Andrews, whom the Falcons faced twice just a weekend ago. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.