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Baseball News & Highlights

April 21, 2014

Bulldogs Pull Past Eagles

Eastern's Joe Grato hit his second home run of the season on Monday.

Eastern's Joe Grato hit his second home run of the season on Monday.

ST. DAVIDS, Pa.—Eastern Baseball dropped Monday’s doubleheader against the DeSales University Bulldogs, losing game one 5-3 and game two 9-3.

The Eagles accumulated 11 hits over the two games, including a solo home run by Joe Grato in the second inning of game two. Grato put the Eagles on the scoreboard evening the game at 1-1 when he smashed the second pitch of the at-bat off the top of the fence in left field and over into the woods.

The Eagles took the lead in the third inning, utilizing productive outs. Tom Gordon walked to lead off the inning and was advanced to third by fly-outs by Andrew Check and Tyler Orr. Andrew DiFerdinando then batted him in with a single through the right side. The Bulldogs reclaimed the lead in the top of the fifth with two runs, but the Eagles tied the game at 3-3 with an RBI single by Check. Gordon pitched 4.1 innings and took a no-decision, allowing three runs on  four hits and four walks. Ryan Kehr took the loss after pitching 3.2 innings and allowing the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly. 

In game two, the Eagles were held to two hits in the first five innings by DeSales’ Eric Dillard and trailed 7-0. The Eagles got to Dillard in the sixth inning loading the bases with their first three batters. Check was hit by a pitch, Orr walked and DiFerdinando singled to left field. Clean-up hitter Eric Rossi brought Check home with a sacrifice fly. Orr later scored from third on a dropped third strike and Zach DeSee hit an RBI-single to make it 7-3 with runners on the corners. DeSales then went to their closer, Chris Zampini, and he successfully picked up the four-out save.

Austin Little took the loss after throwing 4.1 innings, walking four and giving up seven hits. Jordan Miller, Greg Lukasik, Barry Jost and Courtney Penson pitched in relief.

The Eagles host Lebanon Valley College on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

 

Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score






Updated: Monday, 29 November 1999

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