|Norwich University||Saint Joseph's College|
STANDISH, Maine – #20/22 Saint Joseph’s College (28-6, 11-1 GNAC) swept Norwich University (12-21, 6-6 GNAC) in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) baseball doubleheader at Larry Mahaney Diamond on Friday afternoon. The Monks opened with a 16-0 triumph and blanked the Cadets by a 13-0 score in the nightcap.
GAME TWO – SAINT JOSEPH’S 13, NORWICH 0:
HOW IT HAPPENED:
As it played out, the Monks provided more than enough run support with seven runs off five hits and five Norwich errors in the bottom of the second, when senior Dennis Meehan (Gardiner, Maine), Gerossie, Black, and Collins registered RBI singles.
St. Joe’s employed the long ball to extend the lead to 12-0 in the third, when Meehan led off with a homer and Black launched a ball well beyond the left field wall for a grand slam.
ON THE MOUND:
SJC freshman starter Matt Demma (Worcester, Mass.) improved to 2-0 on the year after scattering four hits with four walks and three K’s in five innings. Junior Philip LeVangie (Hanover, Mass.) was dominant in relief, fanning three in two perfect innings.
Norwich freshman starter Casey Lemke (Winter Garden, Fla.) falls to 0-3 after surrendering 12 runs (nine earned) off 10 hits and two walks in three innings. Freshman Scott Svalestad (East Hampton, Conn.) gave up one run off five hits in three frames of relief.
OFF THE BAT – SAINT JOSEPH’S:
· Meehan was 3-3 with two runs, a home run, and two RBI
· Black went 2-3 with a run, a homer, and five RBI
· Murphy was 3-4 with two runs
· Senior first baseman Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.) went 2-2 with two runs
· Freshman left fielder Ben Gravel (Rochester, N.H.) was 2-2 with a run scored
OFF THE BAT – NORWICH
· Lynch was 1-1 with two walks and a pair of stolen bases
With the sweep, Saint Joseph’s improves to 20-0 in the history of the series with Norwich University.