NEWPORT, R.I. – The Endicott baseball team dropped both games of its conference doubleheader against Salve Regina on Saturday afternoon by scores of 3-2 and 13-0 at Reynolds Field.
GAME ONE: Salve Regina 3, Endicott 2
Salve Regina answered back in the bottom half of the frame, however, when Zack Smith (New Canaan, Conn.) was hit by a pitch with the bases juiced to even the score at 2-2. Dylan Ketch (Clinton, Conn.) then came up with the walk-off hit one batter later with a low, line drive, opposite field single to short.
Frank Lemiuex (Marshfield, Mass.) was credited with the win (2-0) on 1/3 of an inning, while Jimmy Fitzgerald (Canton, Mass.) took the no-decision despite throwing 6 2/3 innings allowing just one hit, two runs (both earned), and four walks alongside 10 strikeouts.
Nick Quattro (Canton, Mass.) shouldered the loss (1-3) via 6 1/3 innings, five hits, three runs (two earned), six walks, and three punchouts.
GAME TWO: Salve Regina 13, Endicott 0
Cory Poplawski (Syracuse, N.Y.) picked up his fourth win of the season (4-2) on six scoreless frames, two hits, five walks and five strikeouts. Tommy Seaver (Rocky Hill, Conn.) closed out the seventh with one hit, a walk, and a strikeout.
Joseph Oriola (Sandwich, Mass.) was dealt the loss (1-4) over 1 2/3 innings pitched, 10 hits, nine runs (all earned), one free pass, and three strikeouts.
Salve Regina took a commanding 9-0 lead over the first two innings with five runs in the opening frame, and four more in the second. Christian Vargas (Melbourne, Fla.) highlighted the nine-run outburst with a grand slam in the first, and a solo shot in the second.
Endicott (9-9, 2-4 CCC) hosts Nichols tomorrow in a conference doubleheader at 12:00 and 2:30 PM. Salve Regina (15-4, 6-0 CCC) visits Gordon tomorrow at 1:00 and 3:30 PM.