Baseball Outdone By Lesley

Baseball Outdone By Lesley

THE BASICS
Final Score: Lesley University 14, Dean College 5
Records: Lesley University (22-5, 11-1 NECC), Dean College (9-24-1, 4-10 NECC)
Location: Longley Field, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM

THE LEAD:
A four-run seventh inning helped propel Lesley University past the Dean College Bulldogs 14-5 on Longley Field on Sunday.  The win for the visitors capped a three game weekend sweep and improved their record to 22-5, including 11-1 in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC).  The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 9-24-1 on the season and 4-10 in the NECC. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:
Lesley jumped on the scoreboard early, pushing across a run in the top of the first, but Dean responded in the bottom half of the first with a sacrifice fly from Corey Karnila (Raritan, N.J.) that scored Dakari Cox (Needham, Mass.) to tie the game at one.

Four runs in the top of the third stretched the Lynx lead to 5-1 before Dean earned one run back on a triple from Will Kulcher (Crown Point, Ind.) that plated Brian Hadden (Newburyport, Mass.). 

Lesley scored two more in the top of the fifth to swell their lead to 7-2.  Dean scored one in the bottom of the fifth when Landon Fish (New Port Richey, Fla.) grounded into a fielders choice that scored Hadden.

Lesley's four-run seventh inning put the game out of reach and the visitors held on for a 14-5 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Jose Quiroz (Bell Gardens, Calif) started the game for the Bulldogs and pitched four innings, allowing seven hits and five runs (three earned), walking two and striking out three. Albert Orozco (Santa Ana, Calif) pitched two innings in relief, surrending three hits and one run while striking out two.

Kulcher finished 1-3 with an RBI triple.  Cox went 2-5 with a run scored.  Ben Chajet (Hillsboro Beach, Fla.) reached base three times, going 1-3 with two walks.  
 
UP NEXT:
Dean travels to Lasell on Tuesday night for a non conference clash with the Lasers.  First pitch is 7:00 p.m.