Eagles Fall To St. Joseph's, 9-6
Standish, Maine - The Daniel Webster College baseball team
dropped a 9-6 decision to regional power St. Joseph's College of
Maine on Thursday evening. The loss drops the Eagles to 2-15 on the
year, while the Monks improve to 15-8.
Daniel Webster got on the board first when Chuck Manning lead off the second inning with a double to right center, Manning came around to score on an RBI groundout by shortstop Tyler Calkin. The Monks would answer right away in their half of the second, plating four runs on three hits including back to back home runs by designated hitter Pat Moran and third baseman Todd Kenneborus. St. Joe's tacked on single runs in the third and fourth innings to push their advantage to 6-1.
In the top half of the fifth inning the Eagles used a five hit barrage to cut the deficit to 6-5 and chase Monk's starter Kevin Chamberlain from the game. Rookie Peter Plansky got things started leading off the frame with a triple. A pair of singles by Joe Tamulonis and Chris McKenzie, and a two run double by centerfielder Zach Cantor kept the rally going. Cantor scored on an RBI single by Nick Michaud.
St. Joseph's used a two out infield hit from Mike Burdin, and a line drive single to right from Wade Oliver that was played into a three base error to extend the lead to 8-5 after six complete innings. That frame would close the book on DWC starter Rob Leary (Litchfield, NH) who allowed 6 earned runs on nine hits in his first pitching appearance of the season.
Both teams would add a run in their half of the eighth to arrive at the 9-6 final.
Cantor (3 RBI) and Michaud led the way for the Eagles offensively posting 3-5 games. McKenzie, Plansky, and Tamulonis each chipped in a pair of hits. On the day the Eagles outhit the powerful Monks by a count of 14-11. Burdin lead the way for the home team posting a 3-4 effort, while Oliver, Kenneborus, and Eric LaBatte each collected two hits.