Defiance College baseball swept

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Anderson University completed a weekend sweep of the Defiance College baseball team, with wins of 10-7 and 6-0 on Saturday after winning Friday's opener.

Things did not start well for the Purple and Gold, as the Ravens scored six runs in the bottom of the first in game one of the doubleheader to put the Yellow Jackets in an early hole. All six runs were unearned.

Defiance clawed back in the third and managed to scrape two runs across the dish off a Chris Donese two-run double to cut the deficit to four at 6-2.

But the three runs were as close as DC got to Anderson in game one.

Game two of the day began in similar fashion, as Anderson's bats gave the Ravens an early advantage. AU scored two runs in the first, one in the second and added two more in the third to jump out to a 5-0 lead.

Anderson's starting pitcher Jake Eaton turned in a masterful performance, as he pitched eight shutout innings while giving up only five hits and three walks en route to a comfortable 6-0 Raven victory, Eaton's second of the season.

With the two losses, DC's record falls to 8-7 on the season and 2-4 in the HCAC. The Yellow Jackets are back on the diamond on Tuesday as the team hosts archrival Bluffton University in a conference clash at 4:15 p.m.

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