In the second game of the doubleheader against Bay City All Saints, Vassar clawed back from an early deficit to salvage a tie by the score of 4-4 in eight innings.
Starting pitcher Aaron Bartels was forced to leave the game early due to arm soreness after allowing two earned runs in three innings pitched. Ricardo Macon came on in relief of Bartels to pitch the final five innings. Macon allowed eight hits and walked five batters, but was able to work himself out of trouble multiple times, only allowing one earned run.
The bottom half of the Vassar order was clutch after the Vulcans had been no hit for the first five innings of the game. Jacob Preston finished the game with two hits and Noah Weisenberger hit a two-RBI single with two outs in the fifth inning that kept the Vulcans within striking distance. Manee Mendham added two more hits in game two, finishing with four on the day. After taking the lead in the sixth inning, Vassar was unable to hold it in the seventh, and the game ended in a tie after eight innings.
Vassar’s record now sits at 6-10-1 and 1-5 in the GTW Conference. The Vulcans will play Millington on Monday and Bentley on Wednesday before a conference matchup with USA on Friday. All doubleheaders will begin at 4:00 p.m.