Baseball Falls to Roger Williams, 7-4

April 25, 2008

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Visiting Roger Williams scored seven runs on just six hits and defeated the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's baseball team, 7-4, in a non-conference game at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Friday afternoon.

The Corsairs had 12 hits, but left nine runners on base.

Sophomore left fielder Tom LaDore (Milford, CT/Foran HS) singled in a run in the bottom of the first to give UMass Dartmouth a 1-0 lead, but the Corsairs left the bases loaded. Junior second baseman Bill Lambert (Hanover, MA/Hanover HS) tied it with a third-inning RBI single, but a run-scoring infield grounder by junior third baseman Dave McGuire (Plainville, MA/King Phillip Regional HS) and an error allowed the Corsairs to take a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the third.

Freshman designated hitter Matt Berte (Marlborough, MA/Marlborough HS) doubled in two runs for the Hawks in the fourth to tie the score, then a fifth-inning balk gave RWU the lead for good. Berte singled in a run in a two-run Roger Williams eighth, and a sacrifice fly by junior center fielder Jamie Dahill (South Boston, MA/Catholic Memorial HS) allowed the Hawks to extend their lead to 7-4 in the top of the ninth.

Freshman second baseman Pete Grillo (Shrewsbury, MA/Shrewsbury HS) had three hits and scored twice for UMass Dartmouth, while Berte had three RBIs for Roger Williams.

Senior Mike Malcolm (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS) pitched the first five innings and earned the win for RWU, improving his record to 4-0, while sophomore Billy Dunn (Fiskdale, MA/Tantasqua Regional HS) finished and earned his ninth save. Junior Rob Gleavy (Braintree, MA/Archbishop Williams HS) started and took the loss for the Corsairs, falling to 0-2.

UMass Dartmouth dropped to 3-29 with the loss, while the Hawks improved to 29-10 with the win. The Corsairs will return to action when they host Eastern Connecticut State Saturday in a Little East Conference doubleheader Saturday, while RWU will play in the Commonwealth Coast Conference playoffs, beginning next Tuesday.