|Sophomore Dan Corrigan has allowed only one run this season and is on a 14.1 inning scoreless streak.|
Skyhawks Get Split Behind Weber's Big Day
Albany, N.Y. - Senior slugger Nate Weber (Hanson, Mass.) smacked a solo home run in the top of the 13th inning - one of his school-record tying five hits - lifting Stonehill to a dramatic 6-5 win over host Saint Rose on Monday afternoon at Bleecker Stadium.
The Skyhawks dropped game two, 9-0, to send its record to 16-13 overall and 8-7 in Northeast-10.
In the first game, Weber went 5-for-7 at the plate, driving in two runs, scoring two and swiping his team-leading 14th base of the season.
In addition to Weber's heroics with the bat, the Skyhawks received an outstanding performance on the mound from sophomore Dan Corrigan (Portsmouth, R.I.), who tossed 4.1 innings of one-hit relief to pick up his team-leading fourth win of the season. He has now gone 14.1 innings without giving up a run and has only yielded one run all season.
Stonehill actually entered the ninth ahead 5-3, but Golden Knight shortstop Ryan Burke drove in the game-tying run with a two-run single with one out in the frame.
The Skyhawks began building their initial lead early with Scott Hackett (Bangor, Maine) driving in the game's first run with a single in the top of the first. Two more runs came across in the third when an RBI groundout from Ryan Healey (Lynn, Mass.) scored one and Weber crossed the dish on a throwing error.
An RBI double from Weber in the fourth made the score 4-0, but Saint Rose began mounting its rally beginning in the fifth when Garrett Keenan homered to left. The Skyhawks answered back with a run in the sixth, but an unearned run came across in the seventh and then another solo home run off Stonehill starter Matt Giusti (Hopkinton, Mass.) - this one from leadoff hitter Michael Carbone, made the score 5-3 setting up Burke's game-tying hit in the ninth.
Hackett had three hits for Stonehill, while Mitch Davis (Bow, N.H.), Healey and Shane Franz (Cazenovia, N.Y.) had the others.
Giusti went 8.1 innings allowing just five hits, while striking out six and walking four.
For the Golden Knights, who committed six errors and only mustered six hits, Burke led their offensive attack with three hits and three RBI, while Carbone added two hits of his own.