BRIDGEWATER, MA - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth baseball team fell to Bridgewater State, 12-6, in a non-conference game at the Edward C. Swenson Athletic Complex Thursday afternoon.
The Corsairs took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Senior catcher Matt Worden (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) beat out an infield hit with the bases loaded to put UMD on top, then sophomore left fielder Luke Bomback (Swansea, MA/Case HS) singled home two more runs. Worden's RBI single and an error gave the Corsairs a 5-1 lead in the middle of the second inning.
BSU got a run back in the second when center fielder John Garabedian grounded into a double play, then added four in the fourth to take a 6-5 lead. Left fielder Sean Brooks knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly, right fielder Tory Buck doubled home a pair of runs, and first baseman David Pierce drove in a run with an infield grounder.
Buck, Pierce and designated hitter Nicholas White each knocked in a run for BSU in the sixth. Bomback doubled home a run for the Corsairs in the seventh, but the Bears put it away with three more in the eighth.
Freshman right-hander George Bent (Barnstable, MA/Barnstable HS/UMass) pitched the first four innings for UMass Dartmouth and took the loss, falling to 0-1. David Holmes pitched the first seven innings for BSU and earned the win.
"It's the same thing as the other day, we didn't execute well, and we didn't adjust well as a team," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Bob Prince. "They outplayed us in all facets of the game. We would like to limit their scoring to single digits, and keep the big innings to a minimum, but we haven't done that well for the last couple of days."
The Corsairs dropped to 10-15 with the defeat, while the Bears improved to 15-10-1 with the victory. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host Western Connecticut State Saturday. Bridgewater State will visit Salem State Saturday.
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