Baseball Swept by Bentley in Season-Ending Twinbill

Baseball Swept by Bentley in Season-Ending Twinbill

WALTHAM, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team completed its season by falling twice to Bentley University, 14-0 and 6-2, during Northeast-10 Conference play on Friday at DeFelice Field.

RECORDS

  • Saint Michael's (9-28, 6-21 NE10), Bentley (21-20, 18-9 NE10)

Game 1
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • First-year Harrison Stampler (Miami, Fla./Coral Gables), 2-for-4
  • Sophomore Cameron Kroeger (Clearwater, Fla./Countryside), 1-for-3, BB
  • Senior Max McDowell (Essex Junction, Vt./South Burlington), 4 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 0 K

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Senior Brandon Grover, 4-for-5, 2 R, 2 RBIs
  • Senior Gino Fordiani, 3-for-4, 3 R, RBI, 2B, HP
  • Graduate student Mike Samko, 3-for-5, 2 R, RBI, BB, SB
  • Senior Paul Frisoli, 9 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 14 K

GAME FACTS

  • Seven of Bentley's runs came with two down in an inning.

THE ACTION

  • Three consecutive one-out singles yielded Bentley's first run in the opening inning before Grover's double-play grounder brought a teammate home and made it 2-0.
  • Kroeger led off the second with a single but was erased on a double play.
  • Grover's two-out RBI single extended the lead in the third.
  • Bentley added a pair of runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth, with five of the six runs coming with two down. Another two-out run came around in the seventh.
  • Sophomore Anthony Azpeitia (Tampa, Fla./King) and Stampler both singled with two down in the eighth but were left on.
  • Sophomore Kyle Halloran's two-run single keyed a four-run Bentley bottom half.

Game 2
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Sophomore Danté Moran (Saint Petersburg, Fla./Dixie Hollins), 2-for-4, R; 6 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
  • Sophomore Julien Giroux-Harvey (Montreal, Québec/Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf), 1-for-3, BB
  • Sophomore Dan Favicchio (Massapequa, N.Y./Saint John the Baptist Diocesan), 1-for-2
  • Junior Lenin Gomez (Edison, N.J./Edison/New Jersey City), R, HP
  • First-year Sean Birch (Mansfield, Mass./Xaverian Brothers), RBI, SF; 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

OPPONENT LEADERS

  • Fordiani, 2-for-3, R, 3 SB
  • Junior Jake Pierce, 4-for-5, 2 R, 2B
  • Junior Max Troiani, 1-for-5, R, 4 RBIs, HR, SB
  • Sophomore Jimmy Hodgson, 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, Win
  • Junior Will Rossiter, 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 B, 6 K, Save

GAME FACTS

  • The Purple Knights' season finale.
  • Bentley held a narrow 10-7 edge in hits.
  • Favicchio picked up his first college hit in his third plate appearance.
  • A newcomer to the team, Gomez finished the season with a school-record 17 times hit by a pitch. Stampler was fourth in program history in stolen bases (11), Giroux-Harvey tied for fifth in walks (23) and Kroeger tied for eighth in doubles (9). Gomez is already tied for sixth in program history in career hit-by-pitches and leads the NE10 with 0.46 per game.
  • Senior Trevor Allen (Dennis, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth Regional) tied Kevin Harutunian '06 for second in program history in season hits (47) while capping his senior among the top 10 in numerous other categories, including second in home runs (7) and walks (25), tied for sixth in runs (27), tied for seventh in slugging percentage (.583) and tied for eighth in RBIs (25). His slugging percentage tied for second in the program's NE10 era (1990-98, 2012-now), while his batting average (.356) and on-base percentage (.469) were both fourth.
  • With his season complete but other squads still playing, Allen currently stands among the top four in the NE10 in each slugging (3rd), OBP (3rd) and batting (4th).
  • Across his four seasons wearing Purple and Gold, Allen finished his career first at the College in doubles (34), second in hits (136), home runs (16), RBIs (73) and saves (5), third in walks (61), fifth in games (131), tied for sixth in slugging (.491) and tied for eighth in runs (65). Allen's slugging percentage narrowly trailed SMC Athletic Hall of Famer Sean Finnell's '94 figure of .494, which is the highest by a Purple Knight who appeared solely during the program's NE10 era.

THE ACTION

  • Junior Ryan Berardino's two-out RBI single made it 1-0 in the first inning before Troiani's RBI fielder's choice doubled the lead in the second.
  • The first 10 Purple Knights were retired in order before first-year Sebastian Oetterer (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips) and Allen singled consecutively with one down in the fourth. However, Hodgson induced an inning-ending double play ball.
  • Moran and Giroux-Harvey singled in the fifth, but another double play quelled the threat.
  • A bases-loaded walk brought Pierce home with an unearned two-out run in the home half.
  • Troiani legged out a three-run, inside-the-park home run to center field to make it 6-0 in the sixth.
  • Moran scored on a wild pitch in the seventh before Birch plated Gomez with a sac fly. However, that started a stretch of eight of the final nine Purple Knights being retired.
  • Favicchio led off the ninth with a single past the diving shortstop for his initial collegiate knock.