Game 1 Score: Southern Vermont 6, Dean College 3
Game 2 Score: Dean College 5, Southern Vermont 2
Records: Southern Vermont College (4-10, 3-2 NECC), Dean College (6-12-1, 2-3 NECC)
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Location: DiBenedetto Field, Hartford, Conn.
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Dean got a pair of strong performances on the mound but the Bulldogs were only able to manage a doubleheader split with New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) rival Southern Vermont in baseball action on Saturday afternoon at DiBenedetto Field.
The Mountaineers took the opener, 6-3 and the Bulldogs grabbed the nightcap 5-2.
Game 1: Southern Vermont 6, Dean College 3
Southern Vermont jumped on the board first when Luigi Magliocca drove in a pair with a double to left in the bottom of the second.
SVC added to their lead when they got run scoring singles from Ryan Cullam and John Arancio in the fifth.
Dean inched closer when Jeff Sharnick (Stratford, Conn.), who tripled with one out in the sixth, scored on a fielding error and then Matt Callahan (Attleboro, Mass.) knocked in another run with an infield single.
The Mountaineers kept the Bulldogs at bay though when they scored two unearned runs in the sixth to put the game away.
Nobody for Dean had more than one hit but seven different players had one, while Callahan, Cox and Corey Karnila (Raritan, N.J.) all recorded RBI.
Meanwhile, Gaten Davis (Anchorage, Alaska), making just his second career start, pitched effectively, tossing a complete game, allowing four earned runs with a career-best eight strikeouts.
Game 2: Dean College 5, Southern Vermont 2
Jason Bottone (Derby, Conn.) allowed just four hits and one earned run as he handcuffed Southern Vermont over seven innings as the Bulldogs salvaged a split.
The Mountaineers actually jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Dan Mason sacrifice fly in the second inning.
Dean evened the game in the bottom of the frame on a Cox double to center that chased home Sharnick, who had doubled to start the inning.
The Bulldogs then grabbed the lead in the fourth when Karnila smacked a two-run double to right that scored Hadden and Sharnick, making the score 3-1.
After Southern Vermont scored a single run in the top of the fifth, Dean pushed single runs across in the fifth and sixth on fielder's choices.
Karnila drove in two runs for the Bulldogs while Vincent Buonaiuto (Danbury, Conn.) had two hits.
The Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday when they host Trinity College at 3:30 p.m.