Bass belted a three-run home run that capped a four-run third inning to give Stetson an early 5-0 lead. He also singled and scored in the second and doubled and scored in the fifth, as the Hatters steadily gave Ingoglia a 9-0 lead through five innings.
That was more than enough for the southpaw, who improved to 6-2 on the season and 19-4 lifetime at Melching Field. Ingoglia tossed eight shutout innings, scattering six hits and three walks, while striking out six. It was his fourth straight win and the fourth time this year he has pitched at least eight innings.
Stetson continued to pile up the runs, putting two more on the board in both the sixth and seventh innings. Josh Clendenin’s RBI single and Kevin Mierzwinski’s sacrifice fly accounted for the two runs in the sixth. In the seventh, Mark Rood was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and the second run of the inning came home on a double play to make it 13-0.
Mierzwinski and Erich Holland delivered RBI doubles in the eighth to give the Hatters a 15-0 advantage.
Bass finished 3-for-4 with four runs scored and three RBI. Clendenin, Casey Frawley, and Jeremy Cruz also put together three-hit nights. The Hatters knocked out 17 base hits en route to the team’s sixth straight win.
The Hatters wrap up the series against Gardner-Webb Saturday afternoon with a 12:00 noon first pitch at Melching Field.