Friends took an early five run lead and earned a 7-4 victory over Dunbar in a first round match-up of the inaugural President’s Cup tournament on Saturday.
The Quakers scored three runs in the first inning and added two more in the second to jump out to an early 5-0 lead.
The Poets battled back for four runs in the bottom of the third, cutting their deficiet to 5-4. But Friends tacked on two insurance runs in the fifth to claim the win.
The Quakers get superb pitching from junior Hunter Duke, who tossed a six-hit complete game. Senior catcher Jon Loewenberg went 3 for 5 with two RBI and freshman Eamon Duke was 3 for 4 with an RBI.
Senior Josh Mandell and freshman Will Frost both contributed two hits.
Friends 7, Dunbar 4
Friends 320 020 0 — 7 12 1
Dunbar 004 000 0 — 4 6 4
Duke and Loewenberg; Bennett, Hayes (5) and Blackstone.