Baseball Drops 7-2 Contest to Saint Michael's


- Score: Saint Michael's 7, Assumption 2

- Records: Assumption (10-18, 3-10 NE10); Saint Michael's (1-12, 1-12 NE10)

- Location: Colchester, Vt. (Doc Jacobs Field)

- The Lead: With the score tied 2-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh, Saint Michael's tagged Assumption for five runs to win their first NE10 contest of the season at Doc Jacobs Field in Colchester, Vermont.


- Junior Mike Curtis (Wilmington, Mass. / Wilmington) took the mound in game one of the three game series and pitched to a stat line of 7.1 innings, six runs (five earned) on two walks and eight strikeouts.

- Saint Michael's opened the first inning with a pair of runs as Connor Hopkins doubled to left center to lead off the inning and Joe Robertson was hit by a pitch. After Drew Salk dropped down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners up a base, Sean Winthrop delivered a two out, 2-run single to right center to give the Purple Knights a 2-0 lead.

- Assumption responded with a pair of its own in the top of the second, as senior Jake Byrne (Grafton, Mass. / Saint John's) connected on a leadoff single, followed by a single by sophomore Trevor McQuade (Westwood, Mass. / Xaverian). Freshman Matt Schneider (Dalton, Mass. / Wahconah Regional) then loaded the bases with no outs after he was hit by a pitch. Classmate R.J. Libby (Middleton, Mass. / Bishop Fenwick) hit a sacrifice fly to score Byrne and sophomore Kevin Quinlivan (Shrewsbury, Mass. / St. John's) singled up the middle to tie up the game when McQuade came around to score.

- Neither team could muster much offense until the bottom of the seventh when Saint Michael's led off the inning with a tie-breaking solo homerun. The Purple Knights would add one more run in the seventh before plating three more in the bottom of the eighth with the back breaker being a two run homerun by Trevor Allen.


- Byrne registered the only multi-hit game of the afternoon for the Hounds, as the senior finished 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. Junior Andrew Jaehnig (Quincy, Mass. / Boston College) connected on the lone extra-base hit when he doubled down the left field line in the third inning.

- Libby and Quinlivan each recorded an RBI, while freshman Jared Brescia (Brentwood, N.H. / Exeter) drew two walks at the top of the lineup. 



- The Hounds return to action tomorrow for a doubleheader in Colchester, Vermont against Saint Michael's starting at 10:00 a.m.



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