AUBURNDALE, Fla. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Baseball team closes out their Florida trip on a high note, shutting the door on William Paterson by a 6-0 margin at Lake Myrtle Park on Saturday morning.
Score: UMass Dartmouth 6, William Paterson 0
Records: UMass Dartmouth (5-6) | William Paterson (6-5-1)
How it Happened
Junior Benjamin Lodge (Blackstone, Mass.) got the starting nod for the Corsairs, would go seven innings, allowing two hits and striking out seven. Offensively, freshman Nate Tellier (Attleboro, Mass.) went a perfect 4-for-4 with one RBI.
UMass Dartmouth got on the board early, as Jack Harrington (Barnstable, Mass.) ripped a double down the right field line in the first inning. He would eventually score on an Erick Ramirez (Boston, Mass.) groundout to the shortstop. In the top of the third, the Corsairs had the first two batters to reach safely before Harrington grounded out to second, scoring Josh O'Neill (Halifax, Mass.) from third.
In the top of the fifth, the Corsairs loaded the bases but were only able to get one run across as Pioneer pitcher Adam Miller (West Orange, N.J.) was able to limit the offense. William Paterson received their first base hit in the bottom of the sixth inning with a single through the left side, but the runner on second was thrown out by Ezequiel Sanchez (Mantai, Puerto Rico) at the plate to end the inning.
The Corsairs expanded on their lead, plating a pair when Taylor Cacciola (West Greenwich, R.I.) singled to the third baseman. In the top of the eight, Tellier drove home Cotey Monte (Swansea, Mass.) on a high chopper that went over the shortstop's head to make it 6-0.
Inside the Numbers
- Lodge retired the first 11 batters, and did not allow a hit until the bottom of the sixth, as the junior collected his first win of the season.
- With three RBI on Saturday, Cacciola now owns 12 on the season and sits tied atop the Little East Conference.
- UMass Dartmouth threw three pitchers, holding the Pioneers to just two hits and striking out nine en-route to their second shutout of the year.
- For the second straight year, the Corsairs end their Florida trip with a win over William Paterson. UMass Dartmouth leads the all-time series against the Pioneers 3-1.
UMass Dartmouth heads home, and will travel next Friday to Johnson & Wales (R.I.), as first pitch in Providence is set for 3 p.m.