Baseball Rallies For Wild 11-10 Win Over Fighting Scots

Baseball Rallies For Wild 11-10 Win Over Fighting Scots

THE BASICS
Score:
Dean College 11, Gordon College 10
Records: Gordon College (1-16), Dean College (3-10)
Location: Longley Field, Franklin, Mass.
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM

THE LEAD:
Dean College rallied from an eight-run deficit, to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and stun visiting Gordon College, 11-10, in non-league baseball action on Tuesday afternoon.

The Bulldogs overcame six errors, used four pitchers and scored their 11 runs on just four hits – three of which were for extra bases.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
The Fighting Scots took what looked like an insurmountable 8-0 lead after the top of the sixth, but Dean began its rally in the bottom of the frame. Up until that point, the Bulldogs didn't have a hit off of starter Garrett Poole.

Amazingly, Dean only recorded one hit in the seven-run inning – a Brian Hadden (Newburyport, Mass.) single – but they did draw five walks, get a hit batsman, and scored a run on a wild pitch.

The Bulldogs took the lead in the seventh when both Jeff Sharnick (Stratford, Conn.) and Andrew Dirito (Plymouth, Mass.) delivered RBI doubles to move in front, 9-8.

Daniel Anderson (Boston, Mass.) smacked a triple to leadoff the eighth and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Matthew Troy (Norwalk, Conn.), pushing the Dean advantage to 10-8.

Gordon wound up tying the game in the top of the ninth, but Dean was able to provide the heroics in the bottom of the inning. First, Travis Dinsdale (Worcester, Mass.) led off with a walk and he then sprinted to third when Hadden reached on an error.

After Corey Karnila (Raritan, N.J.) was walked intentionally to load the bases, Fighting Scots reliever Timothy Oh struck out the next two batters and had a chance to get out of the inning when Anderson sent a ball to short but an errant throw allowed Dinsdale to scamper home with the game-winning run.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Alex Belanger
(Southbridge, Mass.), who only threw three pitches in the top of the ninth picked up the win for Dean.

UP NEXT:
Dean is back in action on Wednesday when they travel to a Springfield College for a 3:30 PM start against the Pride.