Dunn ties home run record as Saugatuck sweeps Martin
Move over Lance Kleino and Joe Broderick. You now have some company atop the single-season home run record at Saugatuck.
Sophomore Blake Dunn connected for his sixth homer of the season in the opening game of a SAC North twinbill with Martin on Monday, May 4. That tied him with Kleino and Broderick for the single-season school record and helped propel the Indians to the 5-1 victory.
Saugatuck also took game two, winning 9-2 to complete the sweep.
The opener remained scoreless through three innings as Saugatuck pitcher Carsie Walker and Martin hurler Garrett Dill kept the opposing hitters in check.
But the Indians (17-5 overall and 8-0 in the SAC North) broke through with two runs in the top of the fourth and three more an inning later—including two on the Dunn homer—to go up 5-0.
The Clippers avoided the shutout thanks to an RBI single by Tanner Curry that drove home Dill in the bottom of the seventh inning.
“They always play us tough and we have trouble hitting their pitching,” Saugatuck coach Dave Gawlak said of Martin. “But this team stays with it and came through with a win.”
Walker pitched the first five innings, allowing a single hit without issuing a walk and striking out eight for the win. At the plate, Dunn was 2-for-4, while Walker, Noah Eveland and Alec Behrman each collected a single.
In the nightcap, Dunn and Sean O’Malley led a Saugatuck offense that scored five of the first six innings, including three-run rallies in the third and sixth innings.
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