WINTER HAVEN, FL-Elmhurst took advantage of two big innings and defeated the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's baseball team, 6-1, in the Corsairs' final game of their spring trip Thursday afternoon at Chain O' Lakes Park.
Senior shortstop John Granahan (Hanover, MA/Hanover HS/Southern Maine) put UMass Dartmouth ahead in the third with an RBI single, but the Bluejays scored four times in the third and twice more in the fourth to take the lead for good. Freshman lefthander Josh Rebello (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS/Tiffin) started and took the loss, pitching the first 4 1/3 innings before junior Mike St. Martin (Worcester, MA/Doherty HS), sophomore Tim Phillips (Uxbridge, MA/Uxbridge HS), freshman Nick Carafa (Mansfield, MA/Mansfield HS) and freshman P.J. Sanfacon (Framingham, MA/Framingham HS) finished up. Freshman first baseman Alex Newton (Saco, ME/Thornton Academy/Franklin Pierce) had two hits for the Corsairs.
"John Granahan's single was the big blow on offense, and we didn't string anything together," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Bob Prince. "We didn't manage their two big innings well enough, and we couldn't put anything together offensively."
UMass Dartmouth dropped to 5-5 with the defeat, while Elmhurst improved to 8-2 with the victory. The Corsairs will return to action when they open their home schedule with a doubleheader against Colby-Sawyer Saturday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH BASEBALL