Andrew Quinn, Tim Dupuis provide relief for Greyhounds baseball in 7-6 win over Franklin PierceApril 16, 2009
Assumption 7, Franklin Pierce 6
WORCESTER, Mass. --- Assumption College scored three runs in the sixth inning and then let its bullpen take over en route to a 7-6 win over Franklin Pierce University in Northeast-10 Conference baseball THURSDAY at Rocheleau Field.
The Greyhounds, now 18-12-1 and 11-5-1 in the conference, pulled to within a half game of first place behind the Ravens, now 20-14 and 11-5. The teams split their two-game series this week as Franklin Pierce triumphed Tuesday in Rindge, NH, 3-0.
The Greyhounds got superb work from junior lefthander ANDREW QUINN (Taunton, MA/Coyle Cassidy) and junior righthanded closer TIM DUPUIS (Suffield, CT/Suffield). Quinn allowed just one hits in his two inning stint to pick up his second win, while Dupuis picked up his fifth save allowing just one hits over the final 1.1 innings.
Assumption moved to a 4-0 advantage scoring twice in the second and the fourth innings. A wild pitch and an error scored the runs in the second, while another error and an RBI single by senior outfielder STEVE SCANNELL (Worcester, MA/Burncoat) plated the other. Scannell was the only Greyhounds with two hits.
In the fifth inningr the Ravens came to life to tie the game, 4-4, as junior outfielder KEVIN RIVERS (Bristol, CT/Eastern) capped the inning with a two-run homerun to rightfield---his fourth of the season.
In the sixth inning, RBI singles by sophomore shortstop JOSE MACIAS (Bronx, NY) and freshman catcher MIKE DOWD (East Bridgewater, MA/Cardinal Spellman) put the Ravens in front 6-4.
The Greyhounds then came back in their half of the sixth inning to score three times.
Scannell and senior second baseman MIKE BAILLARGEON (Worcester, MA/Holy Name) walked. Junior outfielder DEREK MIGRANTS (Ayer, MA/Ayer) singled across one run and junior first baseman TIM SCAFIDI (Worcester, MA/Burncoat) brought in the tying run with an infield grounder. A passed ball scored the eventual game-winner.
The Greyhounds are next in action this weekend when they host Northeast-10 Conference rival Merrimack College in a doubleheader SATURDAY and play another doubleheader in North Andover, MA SUNDAY.