KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Becker College's head coach Brian Kehew earned his first win on Thursday, as the Hawks scored 11 runs on 14 hits and two Colby-Sawyer errors to open the day's play. Becker was shutout in the second game, falling 1-0 to the Chargers.
March 14, 2019
Osceola Heritage Park
Records: Becker (1-7) | Colby-Sawyer (1-7)
GAME ONE: Becker 11, Colby-Sawyer 1
The Hawks amassed 11 runs on 14 hits and two Colby-Sawyer errors, as Becker's pitching staff of Tanyon Ventres (Holden, Mass.), Evan Barrera (West Warwick, R.I.), and Eric Trahan (Bristol, Conn.) held the Chargers to just one run on four hits and one Hawk fielding error.
Coby Hussey (Claremont, N.H.) set the tone and led off the day with a triple to left-center. He was sent home on the next at-bat when Ben Mazzone (Bristol, Conn.) hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead.
The Hawks added to their lead in the top of the third inning when five runs crossed the plate on five hits. With two outs on the board, Mazzone started the Hawks with the bats when he singled up the middle. Michael Bianco (Manorville, N.Y.) followed with a single to left center to put runners on the corners. The next three batters (Barrera, Willis Pollard, and Noah Rivera) all singled on grounders through the infield to score three additional runs. The Hawks led 4-0 in the middle of the third.
Ventres allowed the Chargers just three hits in 4 2/3 innings pitched. A Charger run did not cross the plate until the bottom of the fifth inning when AJ Cavossa (Foxborough, Mass.) crossed the plate on an RBI walk. That proved to be the only Colby-Sawyer run of the game after Becker added a run on a RBI single to third base from Daniel Diaz (Teaneck, N.J.).
A huge top of the seventh for the Hawks put the game out of reach for Colby-Sawyer. Becker added six runs on six hits to set the final score at 11-1. The inning featured triples from Diaz and Hussey, doubles from Cameron Plank (Marlborough, Mass.) and Mel Gonzalez (Worcester, Mass.), singles from Dewayne Thomas (Springfield, Mass.) and Mazzone, and a sacrifice fly from Rivera.
- Mazzone went 2-for-2 in game one with two walks, two runs, two RBI, and two steals.
- Barrera and Diaz both went 2-for-4 from the dish. Barrera had two runs and one RBI while Diaz scored one and sent home two.
- Hussey batted 2-for-5, with both of his hits being triples.
- Colby-Sawyer's designated hitter, Tim Unczur (Danvers, Mass.) batted 3-for-4 with one run.
- Austin Butler (Saunderstown, R.I.) had the other hit for the Chargers.
- Becker's Ventres earned his first win of the season on the mound in 4 2/3 innings pitched. Barrera and Trahan pitched in relief and did not allow a run.
GAME TWO: Colby-Sawyer 1, Becker 0
The Hawks dropped a 1-0 decision in a pitching duel in game two.
Unczur earned the complete-game shutout in seven innings pitched. He allowed no runs on five Becker hits. He walked two batters and struck out four.
Becker's Tevon Johnson (New Bedford, Mass.) was strong on the mound for the Hawks despite being tabbed with the loss. He pitched the full seven innings and allowed just one run on five hits. He walked two batters and struck out eight.
The lone run of the game went to the Chargers in the top of the second inning when Cavossa hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield, scoring Charlie Danaher (Guilford, Conn.).
- Colby-Sawyer's Brendan Barrett (Nashua, N.H.) batted 2-for-4. Danaher, Jackson Paramentier (Higganum, Conn.) and Butler had the other three hits.
- Becker's five hits were scattered amongst five players.
- Ventres and Michael McMahon (Canton, Mass.) from Becker and Danaher, Paramentier, and Butler from Colby-Sawyer all had doubles in game two.
The Hawks will be back in action tomorrow morning at the Osceola Heritage Park, and will matchup against D'Youville in a doubleheader starting at 9 a.m.