Mountaineers Romp Waves 10-1
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.- The Vermont Mountaineers scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat the Ocean State Waves 10-1 on Saturday in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL).
Jeremy Giles (Claremont, Calif./Stony Brook) got the Mountaineers going in the eighth with a double, and was later driven in by Slade Heggen (Missoula, Mo./Oregon), who ripped a single down the right field line. Heggen came around to score later in the inning on a passed ball. The next batter, Troy Scocca (Syosset, N.Y./Fairfield), hit a two-run double, scoring Trevor Ezell (Alexander, Ark./Southeast Missouri) and Mikael Mogues (New York, N.Y./Seton Hall).
Vermont also got runs in the second, third, sixth, and ninth innings.
Jeremy Giles kicked the offense off in the game with a solo home run in the second.
Mogues homered in the second, making it a 2-0 game. First baseman Mike Osinski (Vestal, N.Y./Longwood) came around to score later in the inning thanks to an error by the Waves' pitcher.
The Mountaineers got another run in the sixth when Will Morgan (Middletown, N.J./Old Dominion) walked and scored on a sacrifice fly by Ezell.
Vermont's offensive day was capped off in the ninth inning when Slade Heggen ripped an RBI double, and then came around to score on an error by the second baseman.
The Mountaineers got a solid start out of Fitzpatrick Stadler (Glenview, Ill./Arizona St.), who went three and one third innings, giving up no runs on one hit. The righty struck out one batter and walked four.
Max Ford (Braselton, Ga./Eastern Kentucky) started for the Waves, going three and two thirds innings, and giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits.
The Waves got a run in the fifth inning, but it was all they could muster offensively. R.J. Blanton (Lilburn, Ga./Georgia State) hit a solo home run to put them on the board.
Vermont reliever Chandler Sedat (West Bloomfield, Mich./Indiana) went two and two thirds innings, allowing a run on two hits.
Stadler got the win for the Mountaineers, improving his record to 3-0 on the year. Ford suffered the loss.
The Mountaineers move to 17-18 on the year. Vermont will be in action again tomorrow when they'll travel to New Bedford, Mass. to face the Bay Sox. Game time is set for 6:30 PM. The game can be heard on CBS Sports 1240 AM WSKI or online through The NECBL Broadcast Network.
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