Hawk baseball battles Bentley in three game series, wins one loses two
April 20, 2017
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Over the Easter break, the Saint Anselm Baseball Team played a three game series against the Bentley Falcons. The first game took place on Thursday April 13th and ended in a 5-4 victory for the Hawks.
On the mound for Saint Anselm was junior Adam Krol. He had a strong performance, as he pitched the entire game. He allowed 4 runs (2 earned) on 10 hits with 4 walks and 7 strikeouts.
The game started out rough for the Hawks. The Falcons were able to capitalize as Brandon Grover received a leadoff walk followed by a sacrifice bunt and wild pitch to move Grover to third. Grover then scored on a double from Austin Farry to give the Falcon’s their first run.
Luke Figueira then followed with a double to add another run in the first for Bentley. The Falcons were able to add another run to the game after Grover hit an infield single to drive a runner in from third. The Falcons added their last run of the game in the top of the fourth which led to a long scoring drought from both teams.
Neither team was able to get much contact on the ball. Krol continued to put down batter after batter to give the Hawks a chance. Finally, in the bottom of the 8th the Hawks finally took advantage of their opportunity.
The Hawks started the 8th inning with three singles in a row from seniors Matthew and Nick Bragole and junior Mac Wadington.The three singles loaded the bases and enabled a great chance for the Hawks to get back into the game.
Junior Shaine Carpenter stepped up to the plate and hit single to center field to put the Hawks on the board for the first time. Junior John Marculitis then came in to drive in two runs on a double to put the Hawks within one run.
Senior Jon McQuarrie stepped up to the plate. A wild pitch allowed Carpenter to tie the game. McQuarrie smacked a ball in the outfield that drove in Marculitis and gave the Hawks the winning run.
Krol came back out to secure his second win of the season. On the win, pitcher Jonathan Dunn said “It was a really exciting game and Krol’s pitching really brought it home for us, I’m glad we were able to get him the runs to give him a well- deserved win.”
The Hawks went on to lose the second and third games, with scores of 10-8 and 7-5 respectfully. On April 18 the Hawks defeated Saint Michael’s at home in conference play with a score of 6-4.
As the season begins to wind down, the Hawks’ schedule becomes increasingly busy. They face Stonehill on April 19th and American International on April 20th. Both are away games and are makeup games due to rescheduling.