|Thomas College||Saint Joseph's College|
The Monks pushed two runs across in the first inning for an early lead as Joey Murphy scored on a passed ball after leading off with a single. Jameson Collins followed with a single to score Taylor Black.
The Terriers responded with three runs of their own in the top half of the second. With the bases loaded and no outs, Jaciob Flores (Kingsville, Texas / Riviera-Kaufer) scored on a wild pitch. The inning continued as Rett Adams (Atlanta, Ga. / Druid Hills) reached on an error to score Riley Simonetti (Minneapolis, M.N. / Benilde). Kyle Fletcher (Monmouth, Maine / Monmouth) plated another as he reached on a fielder’s choice.
Thomas tacked on four more runs in the fourth as Darren Kelly’s (Foxboro, Mass / Foxborough) RBI single brought in Adams. Alex Curtis (Monmouth, Maine / Monmouth) knocked in another with his RBI single through the left side. Simonetti brought in two more runs with a single to center, giving Thomas a 7-2 lead.
The wheels fell off for the Terriers as the Monks exploded in the bottom of the fourth, recording ten runs on eight hits and one error. Collins hit a grand slam in the inning, scoring four of the ten runs.
The Monks went on to add three more in the six to finish the scoring at 15-7.