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Baseball swept by New Haven; 6 game losing streak continues.

Devon Sherman, Crier Staff

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Saint Anselm baseball lost their sixth straight game this past weekend in back-to-back losses in their double header against New Haven.

While the Hawks fought and clawed their way through these two games against the number five team in the country, they had issues getting run support in both games. The games resulted in scores of 4-2 and 7-2 respectively.

With only four runs in the series, the Hawks starting pitchers needed to pitch close to perfect games in order for the team to win the game. The Hawks lost the first of the two games, 4-2. In the first game, Jr. JJ Dunn pitched an amazing game especially against the number 5 team in the country. JJ went 7 and a third innings, giving up five hits, three earned runs, and four walks. He also had three strikeouts.

The Hawks bullpen also helped out going one and a third, four hits and one run. The Hawks on the offense end had issues. The Hawks had nine hits, but they had issues getting base runners home. The offense left ten runners on base and time and time again the Hawks could get the man on third home. They had plenty of opportunities but could not do anything with those opportunities. The Hawks main offense came from senior shortstop Max Wadington, who had three hits (one which was a shot to left field which left the park), a walk, and an RBI. Other than Max not a lot of offense happened in the first game.

In the second game, the Hawks may have had a hangover as they lost to the Chargers 7-2. Freshman pitcher Brian Wojichowski had a tough outing only going four innings, giving up seven hits, six earned runs, one walk, while striking out six. The relievers tried to clean up the mess giving up just four hits, one walk, one run, while also striking out six. On the offensive end, it was almost like everyone at the field had déjà vu. The Hawks could get hits, 11 in fact, but could not bring anyone around as they left 11 on base. Jr. Catcher Jason Turner and senior first baseman Dan Bodi were the only two to collect RBI’s in the game.  The Hawks also had five walks.

While the Hawks sit far out of playoff contention, they need to fix their situational hitting. In order for them to start winning games, they must fix their issues with bringing guys home. 21 left on base is a ridiculously high amount of runners that could have scored and is something that hurts the team’s mentality when they get in situations similar to this.

The Hawks sit at 7-15(1-8 in CONF), hitting just .243 as a team. The Hawks look to end the losing streak at St. Michael’s on Wednesday April 11th.  Saint Anselm will then spend the weekend at Merrimack College, where they will face off for three games over the course of Saturday and Sunday.

 

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