BOSTON, Mass. – Led by Dan Mantoni's (Northbridge, Mass.) two triples, three RBI and three runs scored, baseball picked-up an 11-5 non-conference win over Roger Williams University Monday afternoon at Monan Park.
UMass Boston 11, Roger Williams University 5
UMass Boston (17-8)
Roger Williams (9-19)
HOW IT HAPPENED
After a rocky start gave the Hawks an early 2-0 lead through two innings, the Beacons bats came alive in the third and fourth innings. The Beacons unloaded eight hits, which they turned into seven runs, all earned off Roger Williams top pitcher in Sam Bennett.
An RBI single by Kyle Boudrias (Medford, Mass.) extended his hit-streak and gave the Beacons their first run of the afternoon. Chris Fowler (Barnstable, Mass.) tied the game at 2-2 moments later as he ripped an RBI double to extend his hit-streak to a career-high 18 straight games.
The Beacons did all their damage in the fourth, as they knocked-in five runs to take a comfortable 7-2 lead over the Hawks. Mantoni recorded his first triple of the day to knock-in a pair of runs, while Josh Lopez (New Haven, Conn.), Danny Brown (Hudson, N.H.), and Boudrias each picked-up an RBI in the inning.
Roger Williams did cut into the deficit a little bit in the seventh as they scored three runs on two hits, but the late inning rally was quickly countered in the bottom half of the inning. Brown unloaded an RBI double, followed by Mantoni's second triple. Riley capped-off the Beacons scoring spree with a sac-fly to clinch the victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
- With the win, the Beacons have now won seven of their last eight games
- Fowler also extended his RBI streak to four straight games, while Mantoni extended his streak of reaching base at-least once in every game this season
- With his two triples, Mantoni became the 12th player in program history to achieve that mark
- Boudrias has now recorded at-least one hit in 13 straight games
- The win for Russo marked the first of his career at UMass Boston
- The Beacons now lead the series over Roger Williams 10-4 and have swept their regular season series
The Beacons will travel to the University of Southern Maine tomorrow for a 3 p.m. Little East Conference game.