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Baseball News & Highlights

March 24, 2013

Eagles Miss Chances at FDU


Eric Rossi recorded a career-best five hits, but the Eagles only managed two runs in a loss at FDU.

MADISON, N.J.- Eastern University Baseball had runners on in all nine innings at FDU on Sunday, but, like a bus driver without a map, the Eagles struggled to find their way home in an 8-2 loss. Sophomore catcher Eric Rossi went 5-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI.

The Eagles (5-7, 1-4 Freedom) led 2-0 heading into the bottom of the second, but the first two frames stood as a harbinger of things to come as two Eastern base-runners were caught stealing in the first and the bases were left loaded in the second. Tyler Orr drove a single through the middle to plate Rossi in the first inning. Rossi drove in the second run with a two-out infield hit in the second. 

FDU scored a single run on two hits in the second and then took the lead for good with two unearned runs in the third. After a pair of errors to start the inning, the Devils scored one run on a single through the right side. The go-ahead run came after a pair of walks.

 Through six innings, the Eagles left 12 runners on base. The Devils also missed some chances. FDU had the bases loaded with nobody out in the fourth. Eastern starter got a pop-up in the infield for one out and then the rally ended with Tyler Orr gunning down the runner trying to advance to third  on a fly ball to left-center field. Mark Royer put the tag on the runner before the lead runner scored.

The host Devils pulled away in the sixth with a two-run home run from Frank LaGuarina with one out in the sixth inning. Eastern starter Lucas Bremerman went five and two thirds innings. FDU scored three runs against the Eastern bullpen.

FDU improves to 4-1 in Freedom Conference play with the series sweep.

With the five-hit day, Rossi raises his season average to .517. Not including the hit that was wiped out by snow in the erased inning of Eastern's six-inning win at Manhattanville, Rossi was 10-for-14 (.714) on the week with three doubles.   

The Eagles are slated to complete their season-opening series with Manhattanville College tomorrow. Weather patterns suggest that the game may not happen tomorrow, but it remains scheduled until snow begins to accumulate.

Box Score

Updated: Sunday, 24 March 2013


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