Score: Dean College 15, Penn State-Beaver 14 (10 innings)
Records: Dean College (2-2-1), Penn State-Beaver (0-2)
Location: Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
Dean College scored the game's final seven runs, including the game-winning run in the bottom of the tenth and the Bulldogs rallied to stun Penn State-Beaver, 15-14, in non-league baseball action on Tuesday afternoon at the Cal Ripken Experience.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Bulldogs fell behind almost immediately with PSU-Beaver getting two runs in the first. Dean got on the board with a single run in the second on a Rory Cockerline (Dracut, Mass.) groundout and then they pushed four runs across in the third, highlighted by a Cockerline two-run double and a Dakari Cox (Needham, Mass.) RBI single.
Now in front, 5-2, the Bulldogs gave up seven runs over the next two innings and fell behind 9-5 after a Lucas Gibbon solo homerun.
Dean slowly tried to whittle down the lead and when they got a trio of RBI singles from Matt Callahan (Attleboro, Mass.), Jeff Sharnick (Stratford, Conn.) and Landon Fish (New Port Richey, Fla.), they were within one at 9-8.
PSU-Beaver put five more runs on the board in the sixth on a two-run double and a three-run homerun to make the score, 14-8.
As they did before, the Bulldogs began trimming their deficit in the sixth when they put five runs up as Brian Hadden (Newburyport, Mass.) delivered an RBI double, Cox brought in two more with a single to center and two more runs came home when Sharnick singled and Vincent Buonaiuto (Danbury, Conn.) reached on an error.
Still down one at 14-13 in the bottom of the eighth, Travis Dinsdale (Worcester, Mass.) singled home a run to even the score.
In the bottom of the tenth, Callahan led off the inning with a single and eventually scored the winning run on a PSU-Beaver fielding error, capping the improbably comeback.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Dean banged out a season-best 19 hits on the afternoon, led by Callahan's four and Dinsdale's three. In addition to those two, four others – Will Kulcher (Crown Point, Ind.), Cox, Ben Chajet (Hillsboro Beach, Fla.) and Sharnick – all had two hits.
The Bulldogs are back in action in on Wednesday when they take part in a doubleheader against Penn State Berks beginning at 10:00 AM.