Baseball News & Highlights
April 25, 2014
DiFerdinando Knocks In 8 Runs In Eagles' Loss
For the second game in a row, the Eagles hit a grand slam. Eagles' senior Andrew DiFerdinando hit a grand slam to left center in the fourth inning. DiFerdinando punished Manhattanville's pitching, going 4-for-5 with eight runs batted in. He also walked and stole a base. Andrew DiFerdinando is now batting .418 on the season and slugging .602 while knocking in 31 RBIs, leading the club in each of those categories. DiFerdinano has an eight-game hit streak in progress for the second time this season and is hitting 12-for-17 with 15 RBIs this week.
Zach DeSee, Ryan Kehr and Andrew Check had the other three RBIs for the Eagles. The Eagles tallied 12 total hits and added 11 walks, but left 13 runners on base. Manhattanville had 15 hits and four walks, but were more efficient, only leaving five runners on base.
The Eagles rallied to tie the game at 11-11 in the top of the seventh inning, but the Valiants held them off with two runs in the bottom of the seventh and four more in the eighth.
The Valiants struck first, scoring four runs off of Eagles' starter Lucas Bremerman in the second inning. Bremerman pitched 6.2 innings, throwing 133 pitches and striking out three batters. Bremerman was on the hook for the loss after allowing the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the seventh.
The Eagles tied the game at 6-6 with Andrew DiFerdinando's grand slam in the fourth. The Eagles scored four more runs in the sixth with an RBI-single by Andrew Check, a two-RBI double by DiFerdinando and an RBI-single by Zach DeSee. Their 10-8 lead disappeared after Manhattanville tallied three more in the bottom of the inning, but the Eagles again tied the game with another DiFerdinando RBI-double.
Manhattanville pulled away with two more runs in the seventh and four more in the eighth and held the Eagles to a run in the eighth and ninth to claim the 17-13 win.
The Eagles and Valiants continue the series with a doubleheader at Eastern on Saturday. The Eagles will be recognizing the careers of their seniors at the game.
Updated: Friday, 25 April 2014