|Benedictine College||Saint Joseph's College|
AUBURNDALE, Fla. – Saint Joseph’s College (10-2) capped play in the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational with a mercy-rule 14-4 victory over Benedictine University (IL) (7-6) at Lake Myrtle Field #4 on Sunday morning.
With the game tied 2-2 in the fifth inning, Saint Joseph’s went on to score 12 runs in their next three turns, with five in the bottom of the fifth, two in the sixth, and five in the seventh, to more than offset a two-run homer by Benedictine in the top of the fifth and account for the 14-4 final.
Saint Joseph’s junior starter Travis Godbout (Portland, Maine) improved to 3-1 on the season after allowing four runs (two earned) off five hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 4.2 innings. Junior southpaw Josh Partridge (Deerfield, N.H.) completed the game with 2.1 innings of scoreless relief, yielding two hits and a walk with a punch-out.
Benedictine starter Ryan Miller falls to 0-2 on the year after giving up seven runs off 10 hits and a walk with two K’s in 3.1 innings. Drake Berman allowed two runs off three hits and a hit batsman in 1.2 innings and Chad DeGroot yielded five runs off four hits and two walks in one frame of relief.
Senior designated hitter Jameson Collins (Sandown, N.H.) went 3-4 with a run, two doubles, a triple, and an RBI.
Senior first baseman Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.), who entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the fifth, was 2-2 with four RBI.
Junior center fielder Chris Gerossie (Chester, N.H.) added two doubles, three runs, an RBI and a walk in four plate appearances.
Junior catcher Jacob White (Salem, N.H.) went 2-3 with two runs, an RBI, and a stolen base.
Senior shortstop Max McCoomb (South Berwick, Maine) was 2-3 with two runs and an RBI.
Sophomore Noah McDaniel (Eliot, Maine) went 2-4 with two runs and a pair of RBI.
Senior right fielder Dennis Meehan (Gardiner, Maine) was 2-3 with a run and a double.
Senior third baseman Taylor Black (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.) was 1-3 with a run, a double, and two RBI.
Third baseman Sam Kerr was 2-4 with a run and a triple.
First baseman Tanner Kiser launched a two-run homer in the sixth inning.