Salve Regina Sweeps Endicott, 3-2 & 13-0

Salve Regina Sweeps Endicott, 3-2 & 13-0

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 

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the seventh, the Gulls rallied for two runs on a bases loaded walk by Ian Schmidt (Plymouth, Conn.) and an RBI single from Joseph Deutsch (Fairfield, Conn.)

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. 

WHAT'S NEXT

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. 

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