May 24, 2008

HAYNES HOMERS TWICE, DOLPHINS STAY PERFECT AT NATIONAL INDEPENDENT TOURNAMENT WITH 14-4 VICTORY OVER NEW JERSEY TECH

May 24, 2008

HAYNES HOMERS TWICE, DOLPHINS STAY PERFECT AT NATIONAL INDEPENDENT TOURNAMENT WITH 14-4 VICTORY OVER NEW JERSEY TECH

EDINBURG, Texas – Chris Haynes socked a pair of solo home runs and six players finished with multi-hit games as the Le Moyne College men’s baseball team breezed past New Jersey Tech, 14-4, in the third day of the National Independent Tournament at Edinburg Stadium. The Dolphins (33-20) picked up their tenth straight win and their third in three tournament games. The Highlanders (5-47) dropped their fourth straight contest.

The two round-trippers from Haynes, his sixth and seventh of the season, were part of a 15-hit Le Moyne attack. His solo shot in the second tied the game at 2-2 and his second of the game put the Dolphins ahead for good in the fourth. Le Moyne erupted for six runs on six hits in the seventh inning, ending the game due to a 10-run lead rule.

Haynes picked up three hits while Steve Crawford, Chris Edmondson, Robert Perez, Sean Paino and Rich Brown each finished with a pair of hits. Haynes, Perez and Paino scored three times while Haynes, Crawford, Brown and Matt Nandin each knocked in a pair of runs. Corey Nelson settled down after a wild first inning and picked up his third win of the season with four innings of work. Tom McDermott was solid in relief, striking out six of the 12 batters he faced.

In the National Independent Tournament’s final game, Le Moyne takes on host institution Texas Pan American at 6 p.m. (Central Time) Sunday.

Le Moyne 14   NJIT 4

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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New Jersey Tech..... 200 020 0 -  4  5  3
LE MOYNE............ 110 303 6 - 14 15  0
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Win - Nelson (3-3).  Loss - PIETROCOLA (1-6).
E - LUGO; TURNER; CARDONE. LOB - NJITBB 8; LEM 5. 2B - Nandin; Edmondson;
Paino; R. Brown. HR - Haynes 2. SB - LUGO; Crawford.