Baseball Edged At Regionally-Ranked Stonehill In Twinbill, 1-0 And 6-3
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EASTON, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (5-21) suffered a pair of narrow losses at regionally-ranked Stonehill College on Monday, falling in game one, 1-0, and the nightcap, 6-3.
In the opener, Stonehill (27-12), ranked sixth in today's East regional rankings, scored the game's lone run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Steve Popp led off the inning with a single, and following a two-out walk, came around to score on a single up the middle from Nick Nardacci. Alex McCormick struck out eight and allowed just six hits and one walk in eight innings to earn the win, while Brenden Shepard struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning to earn his 10th save of the season.
Sophomore Collin Fishman (Bethesda, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) took the hard-luck loss in the opener for Saint Michael's, allowing just one run while striking out eight in 7.1 innings pitched. He scattered eight hits and four walks in falling to 1-3 on the season. Senior Pete Estes (Bennington, Vt./Mount Anthony Union) singled twice and stole his team-leading seventh base in the loss, while junior Tim McDonnell (Durham, N.H./Oyster River) doubled.
In game two, Stonehill snapped a 1-all tie with a two-run fifth inning as the Skyhawks won the seven-inning nightcap to complete the sweep. Rich McHugh homered, singled, drove in three runs and scored a pair to lead the hosts, while James DeAlto singled twice and scored a run. Michael White tripled, scored a run and tallied an RBI in the win, while Michael Von stein pitched 1.1 innings of hitless relief to improve to 5-0 on the season.
For Saint Michael's, Estes went 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored, while McDonnell had an RBI double in the seventh inning, pulling the Purple Knights to within 6-2. Junior Chad Estey (New Haven, Vt./Mount Abraham Union) followed with an RBI single, pulling the Purple Knights to within 6-3, but the rally ended there. Junior Ben Mitchell (Pembroke, N.H./Pembroke Academy) also had an RBI single for the Purple Knights, while sophomore Andrew Duprat (Fairfax, Vt./Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax) allowed three runs in 4.1 innings pitched in suffering the loss.
Saint Michael's is back in action on Wednesday with a 2 p.m. doubleheader at Middlebury College.