April 6, 2013

Falcons Take a Pair From Owls; 3-0 and 4-0

(BOSTON, MA) -- The University of Maine-Presque Isle baseball team managed only a combined 2 hits against Fisher College pitching as they dropped a doubleheader in Boston, MA on Saturday, 3-0 and 4-0.

With the wins, the Falcons are now 20-12 on the season and remain perfect at home (8-0).  The Owls are 4-15.  The two teams will square off again in another doubleheader on Sunday with start times scheduled for 12pm and 2pm.


Game 1:  Fisher 3, UMPI 0

WP:  O'Hare (6-0)
LP:  Fillebrown (0-4)
Sv:  Cantu (5)

Carlos Villoria (Sr./Caracas, Venezuela) singled to lead off the top of the 4th inning for the Owls, the only hit they could muster against starter Christopher O'Hare and three Falcons' relievers.  O'Hare earned the win by pitching 4 innings of the 7 inning contest, allowing only Villoria's hit, two walks and seven strikeouts. 

Fisher scored their runs in the 2nd and 3rd innings on a pair of RBI groundouts and a double steal.  After that, three Falcon relievers pitched three innings of hitless relief to preserve the victory.

Jake Fillebrown (Sr./Stoneham, ME) pitched well in the loss.  The senior right-hander tossed 5 innings, gave up 6 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), and struck out one.  Lucas Molloy (Jr/Lovell, ME) came on and pitched a clean inning of relief in the 6th.


Game 2:  Fisher 4, UMPI 0

WP:  Tangerlini (4-3)
LP:  Bartlett (0-3)

 Game two began as a tremendous pitcher's dual between the Falcons' John Tangerlini and the Owls' Andrew Bartlett (Fr./Damariscotta, ME) .  Through the first 5 innings, both hurlers had only given up one hit each.  After Tangerlini handled Presque Isle in the top of the 6th, Fisher finally got to Bartlett in the bottom half.

After a single, an error, and walk loaded the bases with nobody out, Yuliano Rodriguez landed the big blow of the game in the form of a bases clearing triple.  He would come around to score one batter later on a wild pitch.

UMPI managed to load the bases with two outs in the top of the 7th but were unable to push any runs across.

Tangerlini pitched a complete game, one-hitter, walking 3 and struck out 5.  Bartlett also threw a complete game, gave up only 3 hits in the loss, and struck out 3.