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Southern Maine College Baseball 6 at Wisconsin-Stevens Point 4

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AUBURNDALE, Fla. — Rookie Dylan Hapworth (Winslow, Maine) had three extra-base hits and four RBI as the University of Southern Maine Huskies defeated the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 6-4 in the first game of the teams’ doubleheader Wednesday at Lake Myrtle Field.  The Huskies went on to sweep Pointers rallying from a 4-0 deficit to take another 6-4 victory in the nightcap.

The sweep improved the Huskies’ overall record to 4-2 with five games remaining on their Florida swing.  The Pointers had their three-game winning streak snapped by the double dip, and fell to 4-5 on the season.

 

Game One

Hapworth was the hitting star in the opener for USM pounding out two doubles and a triple.  He had a two-run double in the first inning as the Huskies scored three unearned runs, and another two-run double in the eighth inning to snap a 3-3 tie.

The Huskies took advantage of a passed ball in the first to score three times.  Sophomore Kip Richard (Kennebunk, Maine) knocked in the first run with a single ahead of Hapworth’s two-run double.

UWSP chipped away at USM’s lead scoring twice in the third on senior Clint Rose’s (Watertown, Wis.) two-run single, and tied the game in the fifth when Rose successfully executed a squeeze bunt to score rookie John Popham (Waupaca, Wis.).

In the eighth, a pair of two-out walks proved costly for UWSP as Hapworth delivered a two-run double down the left-field line.  Sophomore Devin Warren (Smithfield, Maine/Messalonskee) brought Hapworth home with a triple.

Sophomore Kyle Mrozinski (Ashwaubenon, Wis.) got one run back for UWSP in the eighth with a solo home run to left field.

USM sophomore left-hander Matt Correale (Peabody, Mass.) picked up his second win of the season, and classmate Jake Dexter (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) earned the save.  Junior Cole Erickson (Deerfield, Wis.) was the tough-luck loser going 7.1 innings allowing six runs (three earned) on seven hits and three walks while fanning five.

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