DEFIANCE, Ohio – Earlham College sophomore Danny Dopp belted three home runs and
accounted for seven runs batted in over both halves of a Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader at Defiance College, leading the Quakers
to a sweep over the Yellow Jackets, 8-7 and 11-7, on Friday afternoon at Rutter

The two victories extended Earlham’s winning streak to six straight games, and
improved the Quakers’ record to 22-6. 


Dopp’s first home run of the day was a two-run blast to left field in the first
inning, plating Marc Gendreau and giving the Quakers an early 2-0 lead. 

After the Defiance (7-15, 1-7 HCAC) knotted the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the
fourth, Earlham responded with a five-run fifth inning keyed by Addison Robertson’s
two-run belt to left field. Later in the frame, Dre Davis singled home two runs, and
the Quakers finished the top half of the fifth with a 7-2 advantage. 

The Yellow Jackets got one of those runs back in the bottom of the fifth on a Troy
Konwins RBI single, cutting the Quaker lead to 7-3. 

Earlham scored was proved to be the game-winning run in the sixth on Dopp’s solo
shot that cleared the left-center field fence, extending the lead to 8-3. 

A ninth-inning Defiance rally fell short of the mark, with Quaker reliever Matt
Mathies striking out Lucas Thomei with runners on first and second to close out the

Quaker starter Walter Talcott struck out five Yellow Jacket batters over seven
innings to earn the win, and improve his record to 5-0. 

Dopp finished the game 4-for-5 at the plate with three runs and three RBI, while
Davis went 3-for-4 with two RBI. 


The Quakers took another early lead in the second inning, manufacturing three runs
on three hits and a Defiance error. Defiance chipped away at the Earlham lead with
single runs in the second and third inning – including a Glen Collier solo home run
in the third that cut the Quaker lead to 3-2 – before a Gendreau RBI single to
right-center put Earlham back in front by two runs, 4-2. 

A seven-run uprising by Earlham in the fifth inning, keyed by Danny Dopp’s grand
slam home run, gave the Quakers a commanding 11-2 lead. Gendreau plated two Earlham
runs earlier in the frame. 

Defiance mounted a late challenge with four runs in the sixth on three hits and four
Earlham errors, and tacked on a single run in the eighth that still left the Yellow
Jackets short of catching the Quakers. 

Earlham’s Joey Gerbus went five innings in the start and recorded four strikeouts in
the win. Gendreau finished the game 3-for-4 with three runs batted in, while Dopp
charted four RBI on his 2-for-5 effort at the plate in game two. Brian Pincura also
had three hits with two runs scored and two RBI in the win. 

The Quakers will have three days to rest and prepare for their next HCAC
doubleheader on Tuesday, April 17, when they welcome Mount St. Joseph to Sadler
Stadium. First pitch in the twinbill is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. 

Men’s tennis wins 10th straight match with win over Taylor 

RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College men’s tennis extended its winning streak to 10
consecutive matches with an 8-1 victory over Taylor University, in a non-conference
match Friday at the EC Tennis Courts. 

The Quakers took two out of the three doubles matches, with Aleksandr Sergeev and
Brandon Giordanelli combining for the most decisive victory of the doubles round
with an 8-1 triumph over Taylor’s Stephen All and Jake Herbruck at no. 3 doubles. 

Vojislav Tatarevic enjoyed the largest margin of victory in singles with a 6-2, 6-2
win at no. 3 singles over All. 

Earlham men’s tennis returns to the courts on Wednesday, April 18, when it travels
to Defiance, Ohio, to face Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference-rival Defiance



1. Andre Danelli/Christen Jacquottet (TU) def. Vitalii Stadnyk/Vojislav Tatarevic
(EC), 8-6 

2. Nico Manni/Joaquin Lerner (EC) def. Gonzalo Iglesias/Salvador LoCascio (TU), 8-2 

3. Aleksandr Sergeev/Brandon Giordanelli (EC) def. Stephen All/Jake Herbruck (TU), 8-1 


1 .Stadnyk (EC) def. Jacquottet (TU), 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 

2. Sergeev (EC) def. LoCascio (TU), 6-2, 6-3 

3. Tatarevic (EC) def. All (TU), 6-2, 6-2 

4. Manni (EC) def. Herbruck (TU), 6-4, 6-2 

5. Giordanelli (EC) def. Danelli (TU), 4-6, 6-1, 10-4 

6. Jason Lawson (EC) def. Victor Cheng (TU), 6-2, 6-3