BOSTON, MA – The Owls Baseball Team (4-28) ended their regular season schedule this weekend with two doubleheaders. UMPI would split the Friday games with Dean College, winning the first game 7-4 before falling 8-4 in the nightcap. The Owls would then visit Mass Maritime (12-16) and see an early lead slip through their hands in game one, falling by a score of 13-7. A furious comeback effort in game two would fall short and the Buccaneers would take a 7-6 victory.
UMPI 7, DC 4
With the Owls trailing by one run in the opening game of the weekend, they would get a big fifth inning to propel them to the win. Will Stinson (FR, Skowhegan, ME) would lead off the inning with a single and score when Angel Morales (FR, Windsor, CT) would drive a triple to center field. He would later score on an error, and Martin Egan (FR, East Bridgewater, MA) would drive in two with a double. Solomon Fast (JR, Phillips, ME) would single to drive in the fifth run. A Matt Cauchon (JR, Kingston, MA) double and a Jesus Garcia (JR, Jewett City, CT) single in the sixth would drive in some insurance runs and the Owls would back the strong start from Saul Nunez (JR, Mapleton, ME) to win 7-4.
Nunez would get the win with a complete game effort, striking out seven. Cauchon, Garcia, and Morales would all finish the game two for three.
DC 8, UMPI 4
In game two, UMPI would find themselves trailing by two before they would take the lead. After infield singles to Morales and Curry, and a walk issues to Nunez, the Owls would take advantage of some defensive miscues. A wild pitch, a passed ball, and an outfield error would plate four runs for the Owls. The Bulldogs would answer back in the fourth. Four this would lead to three runs, and Dean would add insurance in the fifth and sixth. The Owls would not be able to fight back, dropping the game 8-4.
Matt Curry (JR, Caribou, ME) would finish the game two for three with a stolen base and a run scored.
MMA 13, UMPI 7
On Saturday the Owls would jump out to a five run lead in the first. Egan would plate two with a double, Brad Patterson (FR, Harker Heights, TX) would double to drive in another run, and Jacob Powell (SO, Frankfort, ME) would single up the middle to drive in two more runs. A pitching change would silence the UMPI bats from that point, giving the Buccaneers a chance to get back in the game.
The hosts would score three in the first on two walks and one hit, and then tie the game in the second on a big double by Aidan Derossiers (SR, North Attleboro, MA). MMA would go on to score in every inning, eventually building a big lead by collecting 14 hits. The Owls would get single runs in the sixth and seventh, but would not get enough to get themselves back in the game. Egan would lead the offensive effort with a three for four game, collecting two RBI.
MMA 7, UMPI 6
The Owls would find themselves down early, and eventually end up having to fight back from a 7-0 deficit. In the fifth inning they would start that comeback by getting two on with no one. Cauchon would single to drive in the first run of the game for the Owls. Curry knocked a double down the line in left to plate two more runs and Garcia would later score on a wild pitch to pull within three runs.
UMPI would get their next chance in the seventh inning. Cauchon, Garcia, and Curry would lead off the inning with singles to load the bases, putting the tying run on base, forcing the Buccaneers to go to the bullpen. Jackson Simone (FR, Seattle, WA) would come on and get a strike out for out number one. The Owls would get a run on a ground ball that would result in the second out of the inning. After Nunez would draw a walk with the bases loaded, Simone would get the third out of the inning with a fly ball, ending the UMPI comeback effort.
Cauchon and Garcia would each end up with three hits in the game. Curry would go two for four with two RBI.