Baseball News & Highlights
April 28, 2012
Eagles Finish Season At 20-18
After the Eagles slugged 15 runs against Misericordia on Friday, the Eagles were held to one run in each game on Saturday. The Eagles fell 9-1 in game one and 2-1 in game two.
Brandon Kenish took the loss in game one, giving up just one run through four innings, but ran into trouble in the fifth when the Cougars scored five runs. The Cougars scored three on a home run by Jeff Slanovec. Eastern recorded just four hits in the loss.
In game two, Eastern's Dave Prager and Andre Butler were the only ones able to get a hit off of Misericordia pitchers Matt Karabin (5-1) and Gabe Noyalis.
Butler, with a hit in both games, finished with a team high 51 hits this season, the third most in a single season for an Eagle.
Butler was one of five seniors making their last appearances in an Eastern uniform. After four seasons, Butler finished fourth all-time in hits (142), second in runs (105), tied for fifth in RBIs (62), and second in steals (40). Butler also set the single season record for runs with 44 scored this season.
Senior Scott Renauro finished his career with a .335 batting average, the all-time hits record (162), the all-time runs record (115), and the all-time RBI record (109). Renauro also finished second all-time in home runs (11).
Pitcher Matt Martin also played four years for the Eagles, making 32 pitching appearances.
Pitcher John Taylor played three seasons with the Eagles, pitching in 41 games and 86.2 innings over his three years, striking out 51 batters. Kristian Cortizo played two seasons with the Eagles, pitching, playing in the field, and also batting as the DH. Cortizo batted .327 in two seasons.
Eastern University Baseball has made great strides since Butler, Renauro and Martin's rookie season. The Eagles were 3-29 that season and 0-16 in the conference. The Eagles wrap up the 2012 season 20-18 and 8-13 in the conference.
Updated: Thursday, 03 May 2012