GREENWOOD – Will Jones stroked a grand slam in the sixth inning and a solo home run in the second, while three other Bearcats added home runs Wednesday afternoon to lead the No. 3-ranked Lander baseball team to a 16-0 non-conference victory over Claflin University at Dolny Stadium.
The Bearcats improve to 5-2 overall, while Claflin drops to 1-6. Lander previously defeated Claflin on Feb. 11, 6-2, in 10 innings in Orangeburg.
Kyle Boraski (1-0) earned his first win of the season after striking out four and allowing just one hit in five innings.
Claflin's Aaron Perry (0-2) suffered the loss, striking out one, walking one and allowing four earned runs on three hits in one-third of an inning.
Lander stretched the lead to 6-0 in the second when Jones stroked a solo shot over the left centerfield fence and Zach Giczewski went home on Lawing's groundout. Then Thomas Berry's three-run homer to right centerfield in the third plated Taylor Kellner and Jones for a 9-0 advantage.
The Bearcats lone run of the fifth inning came when Andrew Reardon, who reached on a single, scored on a Claflin throwing error.
For Lander, Kellner batted 3-for-4, while Painter, Hyatt and Jones had two hits each. Jones ended the day 2-for-3 with five RBI.
For Claflin, Sixto Guerrero went 2-for-4 with two triples.