Mountaineers Firepower Continues in 7-4 Victory over Winnipesaukee
LACONIA, N.H. - Five runs between the sixth and seventh innings were enough for the Mountaineers to put away the Winnipesaukee Muskrats on Sunday evening, taking a 7-4 victory at the Robbie Mills Sports Complex in New England Collegiate Baseball League action.
The offensive barrage carried over for Vermont from last night's sensational 17-hitter against North Adams, this time tallying 15 hits against the Muskrats en route to their second-straight victory.
The Mountaineers offense took a few innings to get going as the Muskrats were able to prevent any runs for the first two frames, but the visitors broke through in the third as Curtis Robison (Dillsburg, Pa. / Penn State University) drilled an RBI double with Austin Gauthier (Lorton, Va. / Hofstra University) on base. Vermont added their second run in the fifth when a Cam Climo (Billerica, Mass. / University of Massachusetts-Lowell) sacrifice fly allowed Connor Charping (Trenton, Mich. / Western Michigan University) to score.
Winnipesaukee wasted no time answering, with Jake Coro nailing a two-run homer to bring in Tatem Levins to even the score at 2-2. The Mountaineers swiftly denied the Muskrats any hope, collecting three runs in the sixth, first with a Matt McDermott (Little Falls, N.J. / College of William and Mary) double that gave Dondrae Bremner (Toronto, Ontario / University of Cincinnati) enough time to make the dash from first to home. Robison immediately followed up with another double that brought McDermott in, before scoring himself on a Charping single.
Vermont poured on two more runs in the following inning when Straton Podaras (Glen Head, N.Y. / Radford University) hammered one over the fence with Climo on base. The Muskrats attempted to mount a comeback in the final frame as Nick Oday smashed his own two-run homer with Sam Cochrane on base, but the Mountaineers were able to shut down any further threat and collected the 7-4 victory.
Enzo Stefanoni (Darien, Conn. / Harvard University) got his first win of the season, allowing two hits and two runs in six innings of play while striking out seven. Alex Schwartz took the loss for Winnipesaukee, surrendering five runs on eleven hits.
With the win, the Mountaineers improve to 5-7, and will now head north to Sanford, Maine, to take on the Mainers tomorrow evening, Jun. 24. Opening pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
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