|Saint Joseph's College||Husson University|
BANGOR, Maine – The Husson University Baseball Team (2-7) dropped their home opener 10-2 to Saint Joseph’s Monks (7-5) in an in-state rivalry game at Alfond Diamond on Thursday Afternoon.
How it Happened:
The Monks jumped out to a 3-0 lead after Anthony DiPrizio (Rochester, N.H.) lined an RBI single. Noah McDaniel (Eliot, Maine) would lace a single that brought home two runs to make it 3-0 Monks in the first inning.
Monks scored four runs in the 2nd inning that started in thanks to Chris Geross (Chester, N.H.) with an RBI-single. DiPrizio drove home two more runs to make it 6-0 Monks before Jacob White (Salem, N.H.) lifted a sacrifice fly to make it 7-0 Monks after two innings of play.
The Eagles got on to the scoreboard in the 3rd inning as Luke Covey (Milton, Vt.) hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score Nick Guerrette (Hermon, Maine) making it 7-1 Monks.
The Monks responded in the the 6th inning with a Geross triple down the left field line that brought home a run to make it 8-1 Monks. Ben Gravel (Rochester, N.H.) recorded a single to left field scoring Geross. The Monks would lead 9-1.
The Eagles responded in the 7th inning as Guerrette smacked a sacrifice fly to right field to bring home Stefen Strachan (Nassau, Bahamas). The Eagles trailed 9-2 after 7 innings.
The Monks finished off the scoring in the eighth inning as they added a run in thanks to a Jared Gagne (Dover, N.H.) single to center field. St. Joseph’s would hold onto the 10-2 lead for their seventh win of the season.
Covey with two hits and a RBI.
Conor Maguire (Ellsworth, Maine) with two hits.
Guerrette with a RBI, a hit, and a run scored.
Jesse Colford (Bangor, Maine) (0-2) allowed three runs on four hits in an inning pitched. He was tabbed with the loss.
Austin Smith (Lincoln, Maine) pitched one inning giving up four runs on four hits while walking a batter.
Cam Graham (Littleton, Maine) pitched an inning and struck out two.
Tommy Burns (Eddington, Maine) pitched an inning and struck out one.
Ben Bernier (Minot, Maine) pitched an inning and allowed a hit while striking out one.
Kyle Bourget (Lisbon, Maine) pitched an inning and allowed two runs on three hits.
Nolan Dousa (Manfield, Mass.) pitched an inning and gave up a walk while striking out one.
Dustin Smith (Lincoln, Maine) pitched an inning and allowed one run on two hits.
Jacob Gauvin (Bucksport, Maine) pitched an inning and struck out one.
Batters: St. Joseph’s (Maine)
DiPrizio with two hits, three RBI, and scored a run.
Gerossie and McDaniel with two RBI.
Joey Murphy (Derry, N.H) with three hits and scored three runs.
Pitchers: Saint Joseph’s (Maine)
Aaron Hall (Haverhill, Mass.) (1-0) pitched five innings and allowed a run on four hits while walking two and striking out two. The starter picked up his first win of the 2018 season.
Matt Demma (Worcester, Mass.) pitched one inning and gave up a walk while striking out two.
Kristian Harris (Salem, Mass.) pitched an inning and allowed a run on one hit while walking two and striking out one.
Jonathan Rolfe (Plainville, Mass.) pitched one inning and allowed a hit.
Jonathan Marchia (Chicopee, Mass.) pitched one inning
The Eagles will open up their conference schedule with a doubleheader vs. Maine-Farmington at Alfond Diamond on Saturday. First game starts at 12 PM and the second game at 2:30 PM.