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Game one box score: http://www.smcathletics.com/sports/bsb/2010-11/files/stmikes1.htm.
Game two box score: http://www.smcathletics.com/sports/bsb/2010-11/files/stmikes2.htm.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Saint Michael's College baseball team (5-23) saw its losing streak reach double digits after being swept by Middlebury in a doubleheader on Wednesday. The Panthers held the Purple Knights scoreless in both games, prevailing 4-0 in game one and 1-0 in the nightcap.
For Saint Michael's, freshman Alec Tice (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) went 4-for-4 with a double between the two contests, including the lone hit in game two which came as a single in the top of the sixth inning. Classmate Tyler Wild (Quaker Hill, Conn./St. Bernard School) went 2-for-3 in the first game, and junior Austin Ziskie (Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda Chevy Chase) took the complete game loss on the hill with four strikeouts. In game two, sophomore Andrew Kelley (Lincoln, N.H./Lin-Wood) also delivered a complete game performance, allowing just one run on six hits while striking out seven in the loss.
For Middlebury (14-9), all but one starting position player had a hit in game one, and third baseman Thomas Rafferty paced the offense with four hits on the day. Dylan Kane twirled a complete-game eight-hitter to earn the win in the first game, and the Panthers pitched a one-hitter by committee in the nightcap, using four pitchers to silence the Saint Michael's bats. Patrick Dyer started on the mound and went three innings for the win, allowing no hits while walking two and striking out two.
The Purple Knights play their final two home dates of the season this week, beginning with a single game against Plattsburgh State on Thursday and a doubleheader with Assumption on Sunday.