Listen: Jackson Roberts '19 Has Career Day for Garnet Baseball

Jackson Roberts rounding the bases

Roberts is the first Swarthmore player to hit three home runs in a game since Mike Cameron '12 in 2009.

KYW NewsradioIt Was a Game to Remember for Swarthmore Baseball's Jackson Roberts

A fantastic season continued on Tuesday for the Swarthmore College baseball team as the Garnet improved to 22-7 with a wild 13-12 home win over Ursinus. 

In the victory, junior designated hitter Jackson Roberts, a political science major from Piedmont, Calif., did something that no Garnet player had done in a game since 2009 when he hit three home runs. Not bad for a player who had just one long ball in his entire college career to that point.

"It was kind of a crazy day," Roberts told KYW Newsradio.
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Roberts is now hitting .421 this season, and that leads the Centennial Conference. He is third in the conference in hits (40), third in RBIs (26), and now fifth in HRs (4). While the individual numbers are great, he says being a part of this team is what's really special.

"I just feel so lucky to be able play on this team with these guys," Roberts said. "I feel like there's never any pressure on me, because everyone in the lineup hits around me. My pitchers throw strikes. Coaches are great. It's been a really productive environment for us this year and we're having a blast."

Swarthmore is tied atop the Centennial Conference with a 9-2 record against league opponents. The baseball team travels to Ursinus on Friday, April 20 and hosts Gettysburg on Saturday, April 21 in its last home doubleheader of the season.

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Jackson Roberts speaks to KYW's Matt Leon on his career day: