BASEBALL SNAPS TOP-RANKED MOUNT OLIVE 23-GAME WIN STREAK

March 13, 2008

BASEBALL SNAPS TOP-RANKED MOUNT OLIVE 23-GAME WIN STREAK WITH 5-4 WIN THURSDAY

MOUNT OLIVE, NC -  Junior Pat O'Connor (Mattapoisett, MA) doubled in the game-winning run in the seventh inning, scoring Jeff Vigurs (South Windsor, CT) as the Bryant University baseball team picked up an impressive 5-4 come-from-behind win over top-ranked Mount Olive Thursday evening.  The win improves the team's record 9-6 this season while the loss snaps Mount Olive's 23-game win streak.

Freshman rightie John Michael Ryan (Worcester, MA) pitched four plus innings before he was replaced by freshman David O'Brien (Whitman, MA) in the fifth. O'Brien picked up his first career win allowing just one hit over two and 2/3 innings of work.  Eric Polvani (Wallingford, CT) came on in relief in the eighth to earn his first save of the season.

Bryant trailed 4-0 after three inning but got back in the game with three runs in the fifth thanks to base hits from Mark Dondero (Medfield, MA), Dave Muscatello (Hopkinton, MA), and Jason Alexander (Simsbury, CT).   An inning later, the Bulldogs were able to plate the tying run as O'Connor led off the sixth with a single and would later come around to score on a base hit by Muscatello. 

The Bulldogs travel to West Chester, PA to face sixth-ranked West Chester University for a weekend four-game series.  The Golden Rams are currently 12-0 this season.

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