March 30, 2008

MANHATTAN USES TWO COMPLETE GAMES TO SWEEP DOLPHINS 4-1 & 4-2.

March 30, 2008

MANHATTAN USES TWO COMPLETE GAMES TO SWEEP DOLPHINS 4-1 & 4-2.

FAIRFIELD, CT – Manhattan used two complete game efforts on the mound by Tom Costigan and Dan Forman to sweep the Dolphins in a doubleheader at Fairfield University’s Alumni Diamond. The Dolphins drop to 9-14 while Manhattan improves to 9-11-1 on the year.

Despite eight strong innings by junior Eric Beaulac, the Jaspers pushed across two early runs on a pair Dolphins fielding mishaps to take the early lead. Sophomore Chris Edmondson led off the fifth inning with blast over the right field fence for the Dolphins lone run of the game. The Jaspers would tack on insurance runs in the eighth and ninth for the 4-1 victory. The game was marked by outstanding starting pitching by both clubs. Manhattan’s Costigan allowed only four hits and one earned run as he struck out six. Beaulac matched Costigan pitch-for-pitch as the right-hander allowed only three hits and struck out 11 on the afternoon.

Manhattan’s Kevin Nieto collected three hits and scored two runs in leading the Jaspers to a 4-2 seven-inning victory over the Dolphins in game two. The Dolphins’ bats would spark early with a first inning RBI single by Matt Nandin and a string of two-out hits in the third inning to jump out to a 2-0 lead. The Jaspers would scratch for two in the bottom of the fourth on a bases-loaded walk and a fielding error. Nieto pushed across the game winning RBI in the bottom of the fifth on his second double of the game. Manhattan was once again led by a strong pitching performance as Dan Forman went the distance for the Jaspers, allowing six hits and one earned run, while striking out five.

Le Moyne returns to action on Tuesday, April 1st as they host St. Bonaventure at 1:00 PM at Dick Rockwell Field.

Game 1

Manhattan 4  Le Moyne 1

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Manhattan........... 011 000 011 -  4  4  1
LE MOYNE............ 000 010 000 -  1  4  0
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Win - Costigan (3-2).  Loss - Beaulac (2-3).
E - Costigan. DP - MAN 1. LOB - MAN 5; LEM 3. HR - Edmondson. HBP - Perez;
Nandin. SB - Nieto, E.; Nieto, K..

Game 2

Manhattan 4  Le Moyne 2

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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LE MOYNE............ 101 000 0 -  2  6  1
Manhattan........... 000 220 X -  4 10  1
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Win - Forman (2-4).  Loss - Nellis (2-4).
E - St Amant; Lombardi. DP - LEM 2; MAN 2. LOB - LEM 7; MAN 7. 2B - Nieto,
K. 2. HBP - Edmondson; Onorati; Salem; Lombardi. SB - Crawford. CS -
O'Neill; Nieto, E..