Arndt clouts three homers as baseball team sweep Islanders

Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2013
Outfielder Channing Arndt hit three homers and drove in seven runs as the McGill baseball team swept a doubleheader from the John Abbott College Islanders on Saturday. / Photo: max Rosenstein

Outfielder Channing Arndt hit three homers and drove in seven runs as the McGill baseball team swept a doubleheader from the John Abbott College Islanders on Saturday. / Photo: Max Rosenstein

By Earl Zukerman

Outfielder Channing Arndt of Yarmouth, Maine, went 5-for-6 with three homers and seven runs batted in as the McGill baseball team swept a doubleheader from the John Abbott College Islanders, Saturday. The Redmen won the opener 15-5 and took the nightcap 14-3. Both games were shortened by the mercy rule.

Arndt, a political science senior, reached base seven times over the two games. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-fielder also had a walk, was hit by a pitch and scored six runs.

His exploits overshadowed that of third baseman Casey Auerbach, a history senior from Westmount, Que., who went a combined 2-for-6 at the plate, with a walk, home run and three RBIs.

In the opener, McGill scored four in the first inning and made it 7-0 in the second on a three-run homer to deep left by Auerbach. They added five more in the fifth and one more in the sixth on a solo homer by Arndt.

In the nightcap, McGill scored twice in the first inning on back-to-back doubles by Adam Gordon of Dollard des Ormeaux, Que., and Auerbach. The Redmen added five runs in the second. Freshman Zachary Aaron of Montreal led off the inning with a double, advanced on a Jeremy Sutton ground-out.

Then Adam Levis of Dollard des Ormeaux singled to drive in Aaron. Montrealer Jamie Fuoco singled to score Levis and Arndt hit a two-run homer to left field. He added a mammoth three-run shot to deep right centre field in the following inning to make the score 10-0.

The sweep evened McGill’s record at 5-5 in the Northern division of the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association. They are slated to play another doubleheader on Sunday, against Carleton at Kinsmen Park in Ottawa.

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