Owls Begin Weekend With 7-0 Loss at MCLA

(NORTH ADAMS, MA) -- The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts got back in the win column today with a 7-0 victory over Maine Presque –Isle. Jared Gersch started for MCLA and evened his record at 2-2 on the season. Anthony Batchelder (Jr./Enfield, ME) took the loss for UMPI.

MCLA scored two in the first and tacked on three more in the second inning and never looked back.  Joe Duncan led off with a walk and promptly stole second and third base. He would come home on a Peter Dassatti single to left. MCLA would add another run in the inning when Ross Miner's infield single scored Rory Slattery from third; Cody Weaveralso tried to score on the play but was cut down at the plate to end the inning.

MCLA would open up the second inning with a Derek Lescarbeau walk and a Sean Coyle single. Duncan would single with the bases loaded one batter later to score Lescarbeau making it 3-0. Dassatti would follow with his second RBI of the day on a sacrifice fly. MCLA would make it 5-0 in the inning as they scored on one of five UMPI errors.

MCLA would put up single runs in both the fourth and sixth innings as both runs would score via an Owls error. Mike Mancivalano would lead off the fourth with a double and would come around later scoring MCLA's sixth run on the afternoon.

Justin Bergeron (So./Tiverton, R.I.) had one of the Owls' two hits on the afternoon and Ted Walker (So./Caribou, ME) walked twice. Ryan Thompson (So./East Millinocket, ME) replaced Batchelder and allowed only 1 earned run in 4.1 innings of relief.  Ghazaleh Sailors (Fr./Santa Barbara, CA) worked two scoreless frames to finish the game.  She struck out 3.

UMPI (4-20) will play Babson tomorrow at 12:00pm.