No. 23 Baseball Wins Slugfest Over Salve Regina

No. 23 Baseball Wins Slugfest Over Salve Regina

BOSTON, Mass. – The 23rd ranked Beacons combined for eight extra base hits as baseball ended their two-game skid with a 15-10 win over Salve Regina University Sunday afternoon at Monan Park.

THE BASICS

No. 23 UMass Boston 15, Salve Regina University 10

UMass Boston (9-6)
Salve Regina University (10-7)

HOW IT HAPPENED

Originally scheduled to two nine-inning games, Sunday's contest were shortened to a pair of seven-inning games, and then to just one game due to heavy rains in the forecast that would have soaked Monan Park for the remainder of the day.

UMass Boston did take advantage in game one as they jumped to an early 11-0 lead through the first three innings.  However, Salve Regina made things interesting over the next three frames as they cut the deficit to four (11-7) through 4.5 complete. 

The Beacons tacked on another run in the bottom of the fifth inning to push their lead back to five.  After Salve was held off the scoreboard in the top of the sixth, the Beacons thought they had the game locked-up in the bottom half of the same inning thanks to three more runs. 

In the seventh, Salve refused to go quietly driving in three-runs on a pair of home runs to make it just a five-run ball game.  Bobby Tramondozzi (Peabody, Mass.) closed out the much-needed win for the Beacons with a pair of strikeouts.

Fernando Burgos (Hyde Park, Mass.) earned the win, his third of the season, after going five innings in which he allowed seven runs, four earned, on six hits.

Kyle Boudrias (Medford, Mass.) led UMB's offense as the senior finished 4-for-5 with two runs scored, three RBI and a double.  Anthony Cecere (Wakefield, Mass.) was the lone Beacons to record a homer, while Eddie Riley (Quincy, Mass.) finished with a double and triple.  Danny Brown (Hudson, N.H.) continued his offensive eruption tallying a pair of doubles in his 3-for-4 day which featured three runs scored and a pair of RBI. 

Zack Smith finished his day with a 3-for-4 showing which included a pair of doubles and a home run. He also accounted for three of the team's 10 runs and drove in one as well.

Will Ginsberg was handed the loss for the Seahawks after allowing 10 runs, five earned, on eight hits in two innings of work.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • All-time the Beacons are now 7-5 against Salve Regina and have won three-straight over the Seahawks
  • The Beacons have recorded 11 or more runs in all three of their wins and have outscored Salve Regina 43-19 during that stretch
  • The Beacons are now 2-0 against Salve Regina at Monan Park
  • The combined eight extra base hits for the Beacons marked a season-high, while their combined 15 hits and 12 RBI were both season bests
  • No word yet on if the Beacons and Salve Regina will reschedule game two of today's doubleheader

WHO'S NEXT

The Beacons will travel to Endicott College on Tuesday for a 3:30 p.m. non-conference game.