Mike Baillargeon, Zach Jacques power Greyhound baseball past American International, 9-0, for fifth-straight win; Baseball Alumni Day is Saturday!April 30, 2009
Assumption 9, American International 0
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. --- Senior second baseman MIKE BAILLARGEON (Worcester, MA/Holy Name) had three hits and four RBI and sophomore righthander ZACH JACQUES (Jefferson, MA/Saint John's) pitched six innings of three-hit shutout ball as Assumption College defeated American International College, 9-0, in Northeast-10 Conference baseball THURSDAY.
The win was the fifth straight for the streaking Greyhoounds, now 27 16-1 overall and 18-8-1 (second place) in the conference. The last time the team won 27 games was 1993 when they finished 27-11.
The team will host the College of Saint Rose in a doubleheader SATURDAY and travel to Saint Rose for another SUNDAY. Saturday is "Baseball Alumni Day" for the Greyhounds.
Jacques has now won his last three decisions to improve his personal record to 5-2 with a season-low 3.35 earned run average. He has allowed just 16 hits and three earned runs over the last 20 innings in beating Massachusetts Lowell, Bentley and American International.
Meanwhile Baillargeon extended his consecutive hit streak to 13 straight games (second longest on the team this season) and now has 21 multiple-hit games this season. He also has 252 career hits just four shy of Chris Madsen's career mark of 257. Baillargeon has also set the Greyhounds mark for hits in consecutive years and now has 153 over the past two seasons.
Junior outfielder DEREK MIGRANTS (Ayer, MA/Ayer) got the Greyhounds off-and-running in the first inning blasting his seventh home run of the season for a quick 1-0 advantage. An error plated another run in the second inning and Baillargeon singled across a third in the fourth inning.
Freshman catcher MIKE FOLEY (Worcester, MA/Saint John's) singled across two more in a three-run sixth inning (Baillargeon also had an RBI single), while Baillargeon singled across two more in a three-run seventh.
For the Greyhounds Baillargeon (3 hits), Foley, freshman designated hitter FRANK FLYNN (Worcester, MA/Saint Peter-Marian) and sophomore outfielder JOSH DUFRESNE (Auburn, MA/Auburn) had multiple-hit games. Foley finished with three RBI.