WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – The Becker College baseball team came away with a split on Saturday, as they fell to Colby-Sawyer College 10-2 in game one, and then won 8-2 in game two of the twinbill.
March 7, 2020
Chain of Lakes Field #4
Records: Becker (2-4) | Colby-Sawyer (1-2)
GAME ONE: Colby-Sawyer 10, Becker 2
Colby-Sawyer came away with the game one win as they collected 10 runs on seven hits and four Becker fielding errors.
The Hawks put up four runs in the first inning on four hits. Michael McMahon (Canton, Mass.), Ben Mazzone (Bristol, Conn.), Rob Pellerin (Gorham, Maine), and Corey Shea (West Boylston, Mass.) each plated a run on singles. Colby-Sawyer loaded the bases in the flip side of the inning, but left three on base as Hawks' starting pitcher Michael Martinez (Raleigh, N.C.) struck out a Charger to put the inning away.
The Chargers scored one in the bottom of the second on a wild pitch, and then pulled ahead in the bottom of the third when they plated five runs on five hits and one Becker error. Jake Choiniere (St. Johnsbury, Vt.), Danny McCrystal (Londonderry, N.H.), and Ben Brennan (Marblehead, Mass.) registered RBI in the inning.
Each team left three runners on base in the fourth inning, then Colby-Sawyer added to their lead in the fifth as they scored four runs on a two-run double from Choiniere, a hit-by-pitch, and a wild pitch. Game one concluded with a 10-2 final.
- Colby-Sawyer's Derek Griffin (Lebanon, N.H.) earned his first win of the season in six innings pitched. He allowed four runs on seven hits and struck out six.
- Ian Turpel (Cohasset, Mass.) reached base four times for the Chargers, going 2-for-2 with two walks and an RBI.
- McMahon finished game one with two hits and an RBI.
- Becker used four pitchers, and Martinez took the loss in 2.2 innings pitched. He allowed six runs (three unearned) on six hits.
GAME TWO: Becker 8, Colby-Sawyer 2
The Hawks came through with the game two win as they put up eight runs on 10 hits and two Charger errors.
Rookie pitcher Jacob Asdot (Jacksonville, Fla.) threw a complete-game and earned his first collegiate victory on the mound. He allowed just two runs (one unearned) on four hits, and struck out six Chargers.
Becker's Kevin Santiago (New Bedford, Mass.) went 3-for-4 from the plate with one run, one RBI, and swiped two bases. McMahon had two doubles, scored two runs and had an RBI. Ross Audet (Swansea, Mass.) went 2-for-4 from the plate with a double.
Noah Rivera (New Bedford, Mass.) led the team with two RBI, as he doubled down the left field line in the bottom of the first to start the Hawks' scoring in game two.
McMahon and Mazzone had a double and a single, respectively, to add two more runs in the third, to extend the Hawks' lead to four.
Becker doubled their lead in the fifth inning, as they scored on an RBI single from Santiago, and a Charger fielding error.
Colby-Sawyer's two runs came in the top of the sixth on a sacrifice fly from Tim Unczur (Danvers, Mass.) and an RBI single from Liam Datres de Ia Blotier (Shelburne Falls, Mass.). Three Charger groundouts in the top of the seventh led to the 8-2 final score.
Unczur took the loss on the mound in five innings pitched. He allowed eight runs (three unearned) on nine hits, and struck out six in his appearance.
Both teams will face Juniata in their next games. Colby-Sawyer faces them tomorrow in a doubleheader, starting at 2:45 p.m. while Becker will see them on Monday for a single game starting at 5:15 p.m.
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