Bulldogs' season comes to a close in heartbreaking fashion Saturday afternoon – Bryant University Bulldogs
Could 27, 2017
NORWICH, Conn. – Anthony Pecora delivered a two-out, two-run stroll-off single in the underside of the ninth inning to raise Wagner Faculty to a 6-5 victory over the Bryant University baseball workforce in the fourth sport of the Northeast Convention Baseball Championships on Saturday afternoon at Dodd Stadium.
With the loss, the Bulldogs' season comes to a close with a remaining report of 29-26. It's the first time the Black and Gold have gone zero-2 in the NEC Event. The Seahawks (22-27) advance to face Sacred Coronary heart on Saturday evening with a spot in Sunday's championship spherical on the road.
Trailing 5-four in the ninth, Sean Mazzio singled to open the inning. A fly out was adopted by a stroll, placing two on with one out. Junior Logan Lessard (Cromwell, Conn.) then received a strikeout earlier than issuing a two-out stroll to load the bases. Pecora then swung on the first pitch and dropped it into shallow middle for the sport-profitable hit.
The Seahawks took benefit of two walks and a hit by pitch to open the scoring in the primary. Kyle Cala made it -zero with a one-out single to middle. Bryant starter Steve Theetge (Syracuse, N.Y.) bounced again with a strikeout after which induced a floor ball to second to restrict the harm.
Bryant lastly broke by way of in the fifth, scoring 4 runs, together with three with two outs, on three hits. Senior Jacob Marotta (Bridgewater, Mass.) began the inning with a stroll and scored from first as freshman Jimmy Titus (Stafford, Conn.) laced a double into the hole in left middle.
The Seahawks then selected to deliberately stroll junior Mickey Gasper (Merrimack, N.H.), placing two on. A floor ball again to the mound superior the runners into scoring place and senior Cole Fabio (Mahwah, N.J.) delivered a two-out, two-run single down the left discipline line to make it three-. Sophomore Tyler Panno (Rivervale, N.J.) adopted with a triple to deep left middle to make it four-. It was the eighth triple of the season for Panno, setting the single-season program report.
Wagner pulled inside a run with two in the underside of the sixth. Anthony Godino doubled to begin the inning and moved to third on a single from Freddy Sabido. Cala flew out to middle to rating a run and Anthony Pecora adopted with a shot to proper middle. Sabido scored simply from first and Pecora raced round and slid into third with a triple. The relay throw received away, nevertheless, and Pecora tried to rating from third. Marotta corralled the overthrow and flipped it to Gasper who tagged Pecora for the ultimate out.
Bryant rapidly responded, posting a run in the highest of the seventh. Titus singled to left, Gasper walked and freshman Chris Wright (Cumberland, R.I.) superior each with a sac bunt. Fabio adopted with a sac fly to proper discipline to make it 5-three.
The Seahawks made issues attention-grabbing once more in the underside of the body, plating a run and placing two on with one out. Joe Silvestrone doubled to begin the inning and Kyle Brey walked to put two on with one out. Silvestrone then took off for third and Sean Mazzio chopped a floor ball by way of the vacant gap on the left facet to make it 5-four. Sophomore Craig Lacey (Westfield, Mass.) was summoned type the bullpen and struck out Godino swinging for the second out. A stroll loaded the bases however Lacey induced an inning-ending floor out to first.
Theetge took a no choice, permitting 4 runs on seven hits over 6 /three innings. He walked three, struck out 5 and induced a pair of double performs. Lacey added /three innings of scoreless reduction.
Fabio completed 2-for-three with three RBI in the ultimate sport of his illustrious profession. Along with his run scored in the fifth he broke the Division I program report with 172. Titus completed 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored and Gasper singled and walked thrice.
Danny Marsh allowed 5 runs on six hits, walked 4 and struck out seven over seven innings for Wagner. Steven Bowley earned the win after getting the ultimate two outs in the highest of the ninth. Cala drove in two and Pecora completed with three RBI for the Seahawks.