Baseball Opens Season with High-Scoring Win at Franklin

Ted Eppinga poses for a headshot Kameron Miller poses for a headshot The Hope College baseball team scored in all but one inning in its season-opening game on Friday, defeating Franklin College, 15-7, in Franklin, Indiana.

The originally scheduled nine-inning game was shortened due to darkness but was still considered a complete game after six innings.

The Flying Dutchmen got their 15 runs off of eight hits and 14 walks given up by three Grizzlies pitchers.

A huge Hope third inning saw the Flying Dutchmen go through its entire lineup, plus two batters, and score six runs in the process. Four of those six runs came after the second out.

Junior first baseman Ted Eppinga of Saline (Saline HS), pictured right, led Hope at the plate by going 3-for-3 with a double, scoring four runs, and batting in two.

Pitcher Kameron Miller of Coldwater (Coldwater HS), pictured left, earned the win for Hope. The junior allowed three runs on five hits while striking out two in three innings of work.

Hope (1-0) plays at Franklin (3-3) in a doubleheader tomorrow, Saturday, March 7, starting at 12 p.m.

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