Baseball Drops Two Against Le Moyne

Hamilton-Grenham held the Dolphins to two hits and no runs scored in four innings

EASTON, Mass. (April 9, 2017) – The Stonehill College baseball team could not get past Le Moyne College Sunday afternoon, as the Dolphins took two games with 6-3 and 5-3 victories at Lou Gorman Field.

Game 1: Le Moyne 6 – Stonehill 3

For the Skyhawks, Ben Monte (New Haven, Connecticut/Guilford) went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, a triple and a walk, as Eddie Bowler (Hingham, Massachusetts/Hingham), Joe Klingensmith (Topsfield, Massachusetts/Masconomet) and Steve Lee (Braintree, Massachusetts/Braintree) tallied the RBI. On the mound, Brandon Jewer (Billerica, Massachusetts/Billerica Memorial) and Nathaniel Perkins (Whitman, Massachusetts/Whitman-Hanson) combined for eight strikeouts in the loss.

Monte went 1-for-3 with one run scored, a triple and a walk

After the first inning, the game was tied at one, 1-1 as both teams scored a run off of a single. The Dolphins got on board as Camillo Spinoso doubled down the right field line and Nick Place found a hole through the left side scoring Spinoso with two outs. The Skyhawks also rallied with two outs as Klingensmith drove Monte home after he tripled to right field for a lead off hit.

Le Moyne took the lead in the top of the third as Place went to the opposite field driving Brian Cox home with two outs, 2-1.

Matthew Rocco (Newington, Connecticut/Newington) led off the bottom of the third with a bunt single, sliding safely into first before crossing home on Bowler's single to right center. With Monte on third, Lee connected on a pitch to fly out to center field for a sacrifice fly put Stonehill up 3-2.

Le Moyne tied the game in the bottom of the fifth, 3-3, as Nicholas Jacques lined out to right field scoring Timothy Corapi from third.

The Dolphins picked up another run in the top of the sixth, as JT Pittman led off the inning with a bunt single and later stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by the catcher. With out one, Josiah Gray flied out to left field, easily scoring Pittman from third base for a 4-3 lead.

Stonehill put pressure on Le Moyne as the Skyhawks got runners on every base, but Alex Kubera got out of the jam by getting Lee to fly out to center field for the third out of the inning.

Le Moyne's offense was active once more in the top of the ninth as two runs crossed home on two hits and two errors. With one out, Jacques reached on an error and scored Mark Martin from third, who got on by a bunt single. Jacques advanced to second, as Corapi also took the extra base and extended the Dolphins' lead to three on a passed ball, 6-3.

Game 2: Le Moyne 5 – Stonehill 3

Chhany Minton (Brookline, Massachusetts/Brookline) went 3-for-5 at the plate with one RBI, as William Kelleher (Mansfield, Massachusetts/Mansfield) and Brandon Nevius (Mansfield, Massachusetts/Mansfield) tallied the other two RBI. Kelleher batted 2-for-4 with one run scored and a stolen base, while Nevius went 2-for-3.

Stonehill scored the first two runs of the game in the bottom of the second as Kelleher led off with a single to center field and Daniel Paul (Farmington, Connecticut/Avon Old Farms) walked, getting runners on first and second with no outs. Le Moyne got two outs, but Stonehill rallied and drove in Kelleher off of Nevius' single and Paul from Minton's single, 2-0.

The Dolphins took control of the game in the top of the third, as five runs came across the plate off of four hits and one error, 5-2.

Stonehill was only able to score one more run in the bottom of the fifth with two outs. Rob Duarte (Raynham, Massachusetts/Bridgewater-Raynham Regional) singled to center field with one out and stole second getting in scoring position for Kelleher. The sophomore singled to right field for his second hit of the day, driving in Duarte from second cutting the deficit to two, 5-3.

Aran Hamilton-Grenham (Woburn, Massachusetts/Buckingham Browne and Nichols) and Aubrey Solomon (Groton, Massachusetts/Lawrence Academy) held the Dolphins to two hits and no runs in five innings on the mound, but the Skyhawks were unable to balance the pitching with offense as Le Moyne took game two, 5-3.

Baseball (7-18, 2-6 NE10) travels to Assumption College on Wednesday, April 12 for a single game with a first pitch slated for 3:30 p.m.

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