Baseball: Eagles Win Fifth Straight With Sweep Of Norwich
NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Daniel Webster College won both games of a non-conference college baseball doubleheader against Norwich Tuesday, April 3, at Garrity Field. The Eagles captured game one, 11-6, before taking the nightcap 7-3 to spoil the Cadets' home opener.
Zack Hurley (2-2) picked up the win for Daniel Webster (10-10), which won for the fifth straight time. He went 5.2 innings, allowing five earned runs on 15 hits while striking out six. Kyle Brigham went 3-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored at the plate. Erick Bourdeau and Darrik Marstaller each had home runs for DWC.
Junior Ben Kleiner (Cheshire, Mass.) took the loss for Norwich (2-19) in the opener despite displaying great command in his fourth start of the season. The right-hander only walked one batter over six innings of work.
The Cadet offense pounded out a season-high 15 hits in the first game. Sophomore Nicholas Gendron (Alstead, N.H.) and junior catcher Stephen Beardsley (Olney, Md.) both went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to highlight the effort. Junior designated hitter Dustin Shimkus (Collinsville, Ill.) added two doubles and two runs scored.
Daniel Webster jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first inning of game two, scoring four runs on three hits and three Norwich errors.
Brigham stayed hot in the second game as he went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. David Wesson earned the win on the mound for the Eagles to move his record to 1-0, scattering six hits while striking out six and walking three.
Junior leftfielder Jonathan Philbrook (Rochester, Mass./Old Colony) went 2-for-3 in the nightcap. Senior second baseman Corey Shearer (Montague, Mass./Turner Falls) punctuated Norwich's offense on the day when he crushed a home run over the leftfield fence to lead off the bottom of the sixth.
Sophomore pitcher Scott Yashinski (Kintnersville, Pa.) went six-plus innings for the Cadets, allowing only three earned runs on eight hits. Senior Don DiBastiani (White Hall, Md.) worked a scoreless seventh.