April 26, 2008
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Visiting Eastern Connecticut State had 41 hits and swept a Little East Conference doubleheader from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's baseball team, 28-6 and 11-6, at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Saturday afternoon.
The Corsairs made things interesting in the nightcap before the Warriors scored three runs in the seventh and one in the ninth to pull away.
A triple by freshman second baseman Pete Grillo (Shrewsbury, MA/Shrewsbury HS) and an infield grounder by junior designated hitter Casey Askeland (Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth HS) produced two runs for UMass Dartmouth in the third inning, and freshman Matt Ryan's (Uxbridge, MA/Uxbridge HS) two-run single in the 4-1, while freshman Brian Pedrotti (Dalton, MA/Wahconah HS) started for the Corsairs and took the loss, falling to 1-5.
ECSU scored five runs in the top of the first inning in the opener and scored in seven of their nine at-bats. Freshman designated hitter Andrew Dewing (Swampscott, MA) doubled, tripled and drove in six runs for the Warriors, while Hobbes and freshman shortstop Pat Smith (Milford, PA) each homered and drove in three runs. Senior first baseman Dylan Zygmont (Swansea, MA/Case HS) homered and drove in a pair of runs for the Corsairs. Junior Jimmy Jagodzinski (Greenwich, CT) went eight innings and earned the victory for Eastern Connecticut, improving to 7-2, while freshman Chris Contre (East Bridgewater, MA/East Bridgewater HS) started and took the loss for UMass Dartmouth, falling to 0-8.
UMass Dartmouth dropped to 3-31 and 1-11 in the Little East Conference with the losses, while the ECSU improved to 23-11-1 and 8-3 in conference play with the sweep. The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Johnson & Wales Thursday, while ECSU will visit Western Connecticut State Sunday.