Pardo Raps Out Four Hits As Part Of 15-Hit Attack, Giusti, Perry Combine For Win And Save On Mound As Baseball Notches 8-3 Northeast-10 Victory Over American International

April 5, 2007


Thursday, April 5, 2007

Gorman Field, Easton, Mass.


123 456 789 R H E

American Intl. (5-10, 1-7 Northeast-10) 100 002 000 - 3 6 3

Stonehill (9-14, 3-8 Northeast-10) 600 200 00x - 8 15 2


AIC: Brett Cooley, Patrick Salmon (6), Billy Thompson (8) and Matt Rhodes

STO: Matt Giusti, Justin Perry (6) and Matt Orr

WP: Giusti (2-3) LP: Cooley (0-2) Save: Perry (1)

EASTON, Mass.-- Senior Adam Pardo (Hanover, Mass.) went 4-for-5 as part of a 15-hit attack as Stonehill used a six-run first inning outburst to post an 8-3 Northeast-10 Conference baseball victory over American International Thursday afternoon at Gorman Field.

The host Skyhawks (9-14, 3-8 Northeast-10) batted around in their first at-bat after spotting the visiting Yellow Jackets (5-10, 1-7 Northeast-10) an early 1-0 edge, as a two-run double off the bat of sophomore Javier Guzman (San Juan, P.R.) highlighted a six-hit Stonehill effort in the first frame. Senior Blake Marston (Concord, N.H.) and junior Ryan Halloran (Tyngsboro, Mass.) also drove in runs with a single and a fielder's choice for the hosts, who also received a sacrifice fly off the bat of junior David Fradette (Goffstown, N.H.) in the inning. The Skyhawks extended their lead to 8-1 in the fourth on RBI singles by Pardo and senior Max Vigliotti (Stamford, Conn.), and American International closed out the scoring in the sixth with a pair of runs on a bases loaded walk to senior Dominic Meattey (Fitzwilliam, N.H.) and an RBI single by junior Jason Rustico (Plantsville, Conn.).

Guzman, senior Matt Vaughn (Bow, N.H.) and junior Matt Orr (Wilton, Conn.) each had two hits in the win for Stonehill, as sophomore Matt Giusti (Hopkinton, Mass.) picked up his second win on the mound for the hosts, allowing four hits and three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work with three strikeouts. Sophomore Justin Perry (Wilbraham, Mass.) allowed just two hits and fanned two in 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief to pick up his first save of the spring for the Skyhawks. Senior Brett Cooley (Somers, Conn.) allowed 12 hits and seven earned runs in five innings of work to fall to 0-2 on the mound for American International, as the Yellow Jackets received a pair of hits off the bat of Rustico.

Stonehill hosts Saint Rose in a Northeast-10 doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Gorman Field beginning at Noon, while American International hosts Bloomfield in a non-league doubleheader on Saturday morning in Springfield, Mass. at 10:00 a.m.