Hounds Complete Weekend Sweep of Saint Anselm


- Score: Assumption 6, Saint Anselm 4

- Records: Assumption (15-19, 8-11 NE10); Saint Anselm (10-25, 5-15 NE10)

- Location: Worcester, Mass. (Rocheleau Field)

- The Lead: Junior Tom Horstkotte (Milford, Mass. / St. John's) fanned a career high 15 batters and pitched 8.0 innings of one run ball as the Assumption College baseball team completed the weekend sweep of Saint Anselm today at Rocheleau Field.


- Horstkotte was fantastic on the mound for the Hounds as he continued the trend of strong starting pitching over the weekend. The junior produced a stat line of 8.0 innings, four hits, one earned run, two walks and 15 strikeouts.

- Saint Anselm struck first in the top of the first as the Hawks pieced together a run with two outs and nobody on base. Nick Bragole hit a double and was brought home on a single by Jon Marculitis.

- Assumption tied the game in the bottom half of the first, when junior Andrew Jaehnig (Quincy, Mass. / Boston College) connected on a two out double to left field, before senior Jake Byrne (Quincy, Mass. / Boston College) singled to left center field to tie the game up at one run apiece.

- In the bottom of the fourth, Jaehnig and Byrne led off with consecutive singles and freshman R.J. Libby (Middleton, Mass. / Bishop Fenwick) doubled to deep right center to give the Hounds a 2-1 lead. Junior Mike Schmidt (Jackson, N.J. / Jackson Memorial) then walked on a wild pitch that allowed Byrne to score from third.

- Sophomore Hunter Tralli (Berlin, Conn. / Northwest Catholic) recorded a two out single to left field in the fifth and was followed up by a double by Jaehnig to make the score 4-1 in favor of the Hounds. In the sixth, sophomore Trevor McQuade (Westwood, Mass. / Xaverian) singled through the left side of the infield and was moved over to second on a groundout by classmate Kevin Quinlivan (Shrewsbury, Mass. / St. John's). Schmidt then singled and advanced to second on an errant throw by the pitcher which allowed McQuade to score.

-  After Jaehnig singled home Tralli to give him his second RBI of the game and put the Hounds up 6-1, Saint Anselm rallied. The Hawk's bats caught fire in the ninth as they produced five hits in the inning. After scoring three runs and making the score 6-4, Matt Flynn stole second base to put two runners in scoring position with the tying run at the plate. Freshman Manny PegueroMelo (Boston, Mass. / Xaverian) was able to buckle down and coax a flyout from the final hitter to give the Hounds a much need 6-4 victory.


- Jaehnig led all hitters on the day with a 4-for-4 effort with a pair of doubles, RBI's and runs.

- Byrne finished 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI, while Tralli went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.


- The Hounds return to action on Tuesday, April 25th as they travel to Merrimack to take on the Warriors for a key divisional game starting at 3:30 p.m.



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