Becker Baseball Blanked by Curry, 5-0

Michael Martinez, Becker Baseball vs. Nichols (Mar. 5, 2019)

LEICESTER, Mass. – The Curry baseball team held the Hawks to no runs, in spite of eight hits from the Blue and White, as the Colonels prevailed 5-0 in a Tuesday afternoon non-conference game.

 

THE BASICS

April 2, 2019

Rochdale Park

Score: Curry 5, Becker 0

Records: Curry (7-10-1) | Becker (7-11)

 

PLAY-BY-PLAY

With two outs on the board in the top of the third, the Colonels loaded the bases on a hit-by-pitch and two walks.  The next batter, Tyler Jenkins (East Bridgewater, Mass.), hit an RBI single through the left side to give Curry the 1-0 lead.

 

The Colonels scored two in the top of the fifth as Jason Leonard (Dedham, Mass.) plated Julian Jaume (Brooklyn, N.Y.) on an RBI double to right center, and then Leonard score himself on a wild pitch.  Becker had chances to score in both the fourth and fifth innings, as they loaded the bases, but three back-to-back strikeouts in the fourth, and a groundout in the fifth left six men stranded in the two innings.

 

Curry added another two runs in the sixth on a Becker fielding error to make the score 5-0.

 

Becker's relief pitcher, Evan Barrera (West Warwick, R.I.) did not allow Curry a hit in the last three innings. 

 

Becker had one hit in the seventh and one in the eighth, but the Hawks were unable to score a run.

 

FOR THE HAWKS

  • The Hawks totaled eight hits and committed two fielding errors.  
  • Tanyon Ventres (Holden, Mass.) batted 2-for-3 on the day.
  • Coby Hussey (Claremont, N.H.) batted 1-for-2 with two walks.
  • Barrera batted 2-for-4 from the plate, and also pitched three innings of relief and did not allow a single Colonel hit.
  • Michael Martinez (Raleigh, N.C.) started on the mound for Becker and pitched five innings.  He allowed three runs on three hits.  He walked four batters and struck out one.

 

FOR THE COLONELS

  • Curry's three hits came from Jared Keller (Oxford, Conn.), Leonard and Jenkins.
  • Leonard had a double and an RBI, while Jenkins had an RBI and a sacrifice hit.
  • Adam Duarte (East Providence, R.I.) swiped a base from the Hawks.
  • Ryan Williams (Waltham, Mass.) earned the win in relief, pitching two innings and allowing two Hawk hits.
  • Michael Mulrean (South Easton, Mass.) had the start and allowed the Hawks no runs off three hits.  He struck out six batters in his appearance.

 

UP NEXT

The Hawks return to Rochdale Park tomorrow, and will host Springfield in a 4 p.m. game.  Curry is on the road again tomorrow, and will travel to Eastern Nazarene, also for a 4 p.m. start.

 

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