AUBURNDALE, Fla. – The Mammoths' mammoth offensive performance of 18 hits for 18 runs handed the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth an 18-5 defeat at Lake Myrtle Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. The Corsairs (3-4) were led by senior Chris Wood's (Berkley, Mass.) 2-for-3, three-RBI effort while Amherst (3-1) got base-knocks from 10 of its players.
How it Happened
- Amherst jumped out ahead early with a pair in the second on a two-run double by junior Chase Henley (Pleasanton, Calif.) before putting up another four on singles by freshman Kai Terada-Herzer (Honolulu, Hawaii) and junior Nick Nardone (Fairfield, Conn.) to bookend a two-bagger by freshman Joseph Palmo (Austin, Tx.) (6-0).
- UMass Dartmouth scratched a run across the board in the fifth as they made freshman Zak Souza's (Fall River, Mass.) leadoff single count on Wood's RBI single to center (6-1).
- The men in purple blew the game open in their half of the frame, posting an eight-spot in an inning that saw 11 batters post six hits compounded by a hit batter and an errant pickoff attempt (14-1).
- Corsair junior JR DiSarcina (Barnstable, Mass.) beat out a ground ball to short for an RBI infield single to plate sophomore Nate Stewart (Newnan, Ga.) , who worked a walk in his pinch-hitting appearance earlier in the sixth. Wood then came through again with a single up the middle to bring in senior Jack Harrington (Barnstable, Mass.) and junior Nick Andrews (Raynham, Mass.), whittling the deficit back down to single digits (14-5).
- Amherst added three more in their portion of the inning as sophomore William Murphy (Washington, D.C.) edited his RBI total to three on a double to deep left that plated a pair (17-4).
- Stewart collected his first career RBI in the seventh, rewarding junior Mike Knell (Dennis, Mass.) for tripling in the at-bat before (17-5).
- The Mammoths registered their final score in the eighth on Henley's sac fly (18-5).
Inside the Numbers
- UMass Dartmouth totaled 11 hits coming off of nine different bats. The offense has been rolling the last four games, amassing 57 base-knocks for 74 total bases (.313 batting average).
- All 18 of Amherst's runs were earned. The Mammoths worked eight walks, with Burke responsible for three. Five had multi-RBI performances.
- The Corsairs featured eight different pitchers, striking out five.
Both teams will enjoy an off day tomorrow before returning to Lake Myrtle Park on Thursday, with the Corsairs taking on Montclair State at 9:45 a.m. while Amherst matches up with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at 12:30 p.m.