Baseball News & Highlights
March 26, 2013
Eagles Take Series Against Valiants
Two days after stranding 14 runners on base, the Eagles found timely hitting on Tuesday, leaving just four runners on base. Five different Eastern batters collected multiple hits: Angelo Kelly, Eric Rossi, Greg DeSarro, Tyler Orr and Mark Royer. DeSarro collected three doubles and three RBIs. Royer knocked in four runs with two bases-loaded singles.
Southpaw Ryan Chenault earned the first decision of his career. He picked up the win while throwing six innings, allowing four earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two.
Manhattanville scored twice in the bottom of the first, but Eastern tied the game in the top of the third with Greg DeSarro hitting his first double of the game to score Eric Rossi. DeSarro advanced to third on a throwing error by the left fielder and then scored on a wild pitch.
The Eagles batted around in the fifth, scoring five runs on five hits. Dillon Schwartzer led the hit parade with a double to left center, Angelo Kelly then batted him home with a triple. Two batters later, DeSarro doubled again to score Kelly. DeSarro later scored on a single by Tyler Orr. Andrew DiFerdinando then walked to load the bases and Royer brought home two of the runners with a single.
The Eagles added another five runs in the sixth. Eric Rossi picked up an RBI and scored on an error, DeSarro had an RBI sac fly, and Royer had another two-RBI bases-loaded single. The Eagles scored three more runs in the ninth. Austin Little pitched three shutout innings of relief to close out the game, earning the rare three-inning save. Little struck out four batters, including the last three looking.
While college doubleheaders are seven-innings long, this game went the full nine innings; according to conference rules, if a doubleheader game is rescheduled as the only game of the day, it lasts nine innings.
The Eagles play DeSales on Thursday and Monday.
Updated: Tuesday, 26 March 2013