Baseball picks up two wins at St. Michael’s
Thomas Stamas, Staff Writer
April 12, 2012
Filed under Sports
The Le Moyne baseball team swept a doubleheader this past Saturday against St. Michael’s by picking up wins by a score of 7-2 and 8-1.
The Dolphins struck early in the first game posting one run in both the first two innings as junior right fielder Zack Wiley tallied the first of his three RBIs with a double in the first inning.
The game remained close at a score of 3-2 until Le Moyne put the game away by posting a four-run 8th inning. Senior catcher Kyle Kalaka singled up the middle to drive in the first two runs of the inning, sparking the Dolphins offense.
Wiley and senior center fielder Brett Botsford both singled to drive in the last two runs of the inning to widen the lead to five runs.
Junior right-hander Derek Zielinski picked up the win in the first game to improve his record to 6-0 as he allowed just two unearned runs on five hits. Senior Erik Lambe threw three and two-thirds scoreless innings to record his second save of the season.
In the second game, the Dolphins struck first again by posting two runs in the third inning on two hits. Sophomore left fielder Pat Wiese singled up the middle to allow senior third baseman Matt Marra to score, and then Wiese eventually advanced home on a wild pitch.
Le Moyne posted another run in the third as Botsford singled to center to drive in sophomore Nate Reynolds from third.
By the ninth inning, the Dolphins established a comfortable 8-0 lead before surrendering their one and only run in the game in the bottom of the inning as they went on to win 8-1.
Senior pitcher Mark Kuzma recorded his second win of the season after only allowing one unearned run and four hits in a complete game performance which included 15 strikeouts.
The wins improve Le Moyne’s record to 23-6-1 and 8-2-1 in Northeast-10 conference play. The Dolphins will be back in action at home this weekend as they take on Northeast-10 opponent New Haven in a double-header on Sunday, April 15, at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.