Baseball Drops Final Two at William & Mary
Feb. 24, 2013
William and Mary swept a doubleheader from Siena Sunday afternoon in Williamsburg 4-2 and 13-2. Siena freshman Bryan Goossens pitched four scoreless innings in relief in the opener.
The Tribe (4-3) scored twice in the first and twice in the second in the opener and the four runs held up. Siena (1-5) starter Matt Gage and Goossens held the William and Mary bats scoreless for the final seven innings, but the Saints could manage just two runs off John Farrell who picked up the complete game victory.
Farrell allowed nine hits, struck out four and did not walk a batter.
The Saints' biggest chance came in the sixth when Andres Ortiz singled and Mike Fish doubled to start the frame. Larry Balkwill followed with a sacrifice fly, but Fish was stranded at second. Brian Fay drove in the other Siena run with a two-out double in the ninth.
Fay led Siena's offensive charge with three hits in the opener, Vincent Citro and Ortiz each had two.
The Tribe's bats came alive in the nightcap.
William and Mary seized control of the second game before an out was made, striking for five runs in the first inning. Siena starter Jake Werdesheim faced just five batters and all five came around to score. The Tribe added two in the third, one in the fourth and five more in the fifth to build a 13-0 lead before Siena got on the board.
The Saints used 10 pitchers in the second game. Carlos Cabrera, Jim Meindl, Tom O'Brien, Matt Quintana and Neil Fryer each had scoreless outings.
Larry Balkwill drove home both Siena runs with a double in the sixth and a single in the eighth. Fish also had two hits.
Jason Inghram worked five strong innings to earn the win for William and Mary.