March 30, 2012

St. Joseph's (Brooklyn) 13, OWLS 2

(BELLEROSE, NY) -- The University of Maine-Presque Isle baseball team fell 13-2 to the Bears of St. Joseph (Brooklyn) College on Friday afternoon.  With the loss UMPI sees its record fall to 2-16 on the season.

The Owls looked like they were going to scratch back into the game in the 7th inning after a Carlos Villoria (Jr./Caracas, Venezuela) double scored two and brought UMPI to within 5-2.  The Bears however answered with two runs in their half of the 7th and then broke the game open with six runs in the 8th.

A day after Owl pitchers issued 13 free passes in a 26-4 loss to De Sales, three Owl pitchers combined for only 4 walks.  Jake Fillebrown (Jr./Stoneham, ME) (0-4) started and pitched into the 8th inning for the Owls giving up 12 hits and 10 runs (7 earned).  He struck out 8 in taking the loss.  

The road weary Owls struggled in the field again, committing 5 errors.  It was the 8th road game in 7 days for UMPI while on their spring break trip.  Their week will finish up with a rematch doubleheader with St. Joseph's Saturday, March 31st.  First pitches are slated for 12pm and 3:00pm.