Baseball Wins Home Opener

Baseball Wins Home Opener

Franklin, MASS.- The Dean College Bulldogs erased a 4 run deficit in the fifth inning and overcame Southhern Maine Community College 6-4 on Monday, in the Bulldogs first game of the season at Longley Field.  

Christian Ponce pitched a complete game for the Bulldogs, giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits, and striking out four.  

The crucial fifth inning started poorly for Dean.  After taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth, the Seawolves scored three runs in the fifth.  The bulk of the damage came on a Carter Chabot double that scored Caleb Chambers and Nathaniel Cyr.  Chabot then crossed the plate on a error from Dean.

The Bulldogs bats came alive with two outs in the fifth.  Four consecutive extra base hits tied the score.  Christopher Wood doubled scoring Javier Garmon, then Retysn Ootton tripled to left plating Wood.  Daniel Blazejewski doubled scoring Ootton, and Timothy Lombardi doubled home Blazejewski.  

Dean scored two in the bottom of the eigth to take their first lead of the game.  Aldo Ripley scored on a sac fly from Wood, and John Cerretani drove in Mitch Leblanc with an RBI single. 

Ponce retired the side in the ninth to preserve the complete game win.  It improved his record to 2-1 on the year. 

The Bulldogs were paced by Blazejewski and Lombardi, who both had two hits.  Wood led the team with 2 RBI's. Chabot led the Seawolves with two RBI's, while Max Salevsky and Amos Herrin both drove in one. 

Kyle Parmley went 4.2 innings in the start for Southern Maine CC.  He gave up four runs on six hits, and struck out six while only walking one.

Charlie Hallak came on in relief and took the loss.  He pitched 3.1 innings, surrendering two runs on three hits and striking out two. 

Dean plays again tomorrow, at home against Framingham State at 3:30.  Southern Maine's next game is a doubleheader at home on Saturday vs. CCRI.  First pitch is set for 12PM.