PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-- Denison baseball opened their spring trip to Florida with a pair of losses to Arcadia, 5-4 and Susquehanna, 6-4.
In the eighth, a two-run double by Arcadia's Phil Pierfy tied the game at 4-4. In the ninth, the Big Red loaded the bases but were unable to plate a run. The Knights completed the comeback in the bottom half of the frame when Luke Hohenstein's walk-off single gave Arcadia the 5-4 victory.
Zack Huarte got the no-decision after allowing only two runs on five hits in 6.1 innings of work. Connor Hanrahan suffered his first loss of the season. Offensively, Papaioannou led the Big Red with two hits and Zmuda drove in a pair of runs.
Against Susquehanna, the Big Red took advantage of two errors in the fifth to take a 3-2 lead.
In the bottom of the seventh, Susquehanna capitalized on Denison defensive miscues, plating four runs to take a 6-3 lead into the eighth. DU fought back as Tanner Johnson hit a triple down the right field line setting up a successful sacrifice fly by Walker.
In the ninth, Denison loaded the bases, but Aaron Zechman got Jack Blanchard to ground out to shortstop, ending the potential comeback.
The Big Red returns to action on Monday, March 13 against Amherst College. First pitch scheduled for 5 p.m.