Wadington, Carpenter power Baseball to first win of 2017

WINTER PARK, Fla. – Juniors Max Wadington and Shaine Carpenter each went 3-for-5 and combined for four RBI and three runs scored to lead the Saint Anselm College baseball team to its first win of 2017 with an 8-5 victory over Concordia College on Monday afternoon in Winter Park, Fla.

Box Score

Wadington was 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored, while Carpenter also went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Dan Bodi went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, with Jon McQuarrie and Aaron Crandall driving in two runs apiece.

Jared Ferris picked up his first collegiate win in relief as the freshman tossed 2.2 innings and scattered three hits to earn the victory. Adam Krol earned a no-decision in the start, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits with a pair of walks and five strikeouts. Preston Yerrington gave up a run on two hits with a pair of strikeouts in an inning of work, while Andy Williams struck out the only batter he faced.

Saint Anselm opened the scoring in the bottom of the third inning as Mike Goddu and Matthew Flynn were both hit by pitches. After a double-steal, Wadington came through with a two-run single up the middle that plated both runners and gave the Hawks a 2-0 lead.

Concordia answered right back in the top of the fourth as Ronmel Ocampo singled through the left side to score Joseph Davide, who had doubled to lead off the inning. The Clippers tied the game at 2-2 by taking advantage of a throwing error that allowed Andrew Medina to score.

With runners on the corners and only one out, Krol worked out of the jam by striking out Joseph Colon and forcing Jaylin Martinez to pop out to second base.

The Hawks had runners on first and third with one out and another hit-by-pitch from Goddu loaded the bases in the fourth. After an out, Wadington singled to the shortstop allowing Dan Bodi to score and give Saint Anselm the lead back at 3-2.

The Clippers took the lead back in the top of the fifth as German Dilone cranked a two-run homerun to left to put Concordia on top 4-3. The Hawks answered right back in their half of the inning as Jon McQuarrie hit a sacrifice fly that scored Carpenter and tied the game at 4-4.

Each team added a run in the sixth with Tyler Epple of the Clippers working a bases loaded walk to make it a 5-4 game, before Shaine Carpenter singled to center and scored Wadington to knot the game at five runs apiece.

After a scoreless seventh, Ferris got some help from his defense as the Hawks turned a double play in the top of the eighth to quickly erase a base runner. Martinez would single and then steal second, but Ferris forced Eric Roubal to pop out to left field to end the threat.

The Hawks loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth as Bragole worked a walk, Carpenter had a bunt single, and Bodi walked. McQuarrie picked up another RBI by earning a walk to drive in Bragole before Aaron Crandall broke the game open with a two-run single up the middle to put the Hawks on top 8-5.

After Ferris got the first two outs of the ninth, Andy Williams came on to finish out the game, striking out Dilone and closing out the Hawks' first win of the season.

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