Grizzlies baseball team earns sweep against Thomas More

Two quality starting pitching performances helped lead the Franklin College baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of Thomas More College, 8-4 and 5-0, in the 2014 home-opener on Saturday from John P. McDowell Field.

Senior Chris Hoopingarner and sophomore Hayden Cleveland each improved to 2-0 on the season and combined to allow just one run in 15 innings on the afternoon.

Franklin (5-2) jumped out to an 8-0 lead after four innings in the opener. Freshman Damon DeJesus got the scoring started with a double to plate sophomore Drew Kammerer in the second inning.

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