Fall may be a time for football, volleyball and cross country but that doesn't mean there's not baseball to be played, too.
The Marietta Sandlot baseball team swept a doubleheader from visiting Mount Union Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot Park in Marietta.
In the first game of the twinbill Marietta starting pitcher Andrew Carpenter dominated the opposition by striking out 12 batters in five full innings of work to get the win.
Marietta first baseman Jesse Adams, a graduate of Warren High School, connected for two homeruns including a fifth inning grandslam to lead Marietta to the 17-3 victory. Jacob Wagner closed out the game on the hill and threw a scoreless inning of relief.
Wagner also connected for two doubles and 4 RBI's at the plate on the day. C.J. Cunningham, Tim Treadway, Austin VanFossen, and Andrew Carpenter also had two hits each for Marietta Sandlot.
In the second game Marietta held off a late rally by Mount Union to preserve the 11-8 victory for the Sandlotters.
Wagner was the winning pitcher of record with two scoreless innings of relief. Chandler Brockmeier, Austin Smith, and Austin Ide all had two hits and 2 RBIs each to lead Marietta to the sweep in Game 2. Hunter Smitley, Zach Cunningham, Wagner, and Jim Satterfield also had one hit each.
With the Sunday sweep of Mount Union, Marietta improved its record to 5-0 on the young season.