Baseball Picks Up Pair of Wins Over Bentley Saturday
WALTHAM, Mass. - Tied 2-2 heading into extra innings, the Bryant University baseball team exploded for five runs in the top of the 11th to pull out an 11-2 win over Bentley in the first game of a Northeast-10 Conference doubleheader Saturday.
In the 11th, Chris Brown opened the inning with a single to left while teammate Mike Rocco followed with an infield single. Brown moved over to third on an errant throw by the Falcon shortstop Steve Gath trying get Rocco at first. Nick Tucarella would follow with a double to right to plate Brown with the go-ahead run. Rocco would eventually come around to score on a sacrifice bunt while Brian Cleary would knock in two more runs iwth a double to left.
In the second game, the Bulldogs took a 4-2 lead into the top of the ninth and scored four times to complete the doubleheader sweep with an 8-2 win. Brown had the big hit in the inning as the senior drove in three runs with a double for the Bulldogs. Brown had a pair of hits in the game while Daryle Crowley and Pat McKenna also had two hits respectively. Crowley doubled and tripled for the Bulldogs while Eric Loh pitched eight strong innings to earn the win.
Bryant will host Caldwell (11:30 am) and Bentley on Sunday at the Bryant Baseball Complex.