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April 13, 2006

Gallaudet falls to Salisbury

From: Newszap Maryland, MD - Apr 13, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Salisbury baseball team (26-5, 8-2 CAC) traveled to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday afternoon and swept a doubleheader from the Bisons of Gallaudet (4-25, 0-10 CAC) with scores of 19-0 and 26-0. The offensive fireworks by the Sea Gulls were led by eight total homeruns, with shortstop Greg Lemon (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark’s) and outfielder Brian Theibault (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) leading the barrage with two homeruns a piece.

In game one, the offense was highlighted by a four-run first, a three-run second, and a nine-run third. In the first, outfielder Andrew Jensen (Millersville/Severna Park) and third baseman Alex Vitale (Severna Park/Severna Park) drove in a runs with a singles while Matt Foster (Baltimore/Cardinal Gibbons) drove in a run with a groundout and Vitale scored on a passed ball by Gallaudet catcher Christopher Merritt. In the second inning, Salisbury’s runs came on a two-run blast by Jason Lively (Gambrills/Arundel) and another run-scoring hit, a double by Vitale.

In Salisbury’s nine-run third, catcher Pete Callahan (Newark, Del./Newark) hit a two-run blast with Jensen aboard to start the scoring in the inning. Other runs came in on an RBI double by Lemon and RBI singles by Vitale, Jensen, and Callahan, while Foster added another RBI groundout, Randy Boyle (Jarrettsville/John Carroll) walked with the bases loaded, and Lemon drove in another run with a sacrifice fly to left field.

Salisbury added three more runs in the bottom of the sixth on one hit, an RBI single by pitcher Matt Petersen (Bowie/St. John’s), while other runs came in on a bases loaded walk of Jesse Trout (Gambrills/Arundel) and a sacrifice fly to center field by Lucas Hanson (Cambridge/Cambridge).

In game two, Salisbury’s big inning occurred in the third inning, when the team scored fourteen runs on nine hits and were helped by two errors. Salisbury began the scoring in the first, however, with five runs on five hits, with runs coming in first on a sacrifice fly by Nick Pegelow (Seaford, Del./Seaford), and then four runs on four singles by Trout, Matt Reynolds (Ijamsville/Urbana), Tyler Riley (Snow Hill/Snow Hill), and Mark Bostwick (Elkton/Elkton). Salisbury would add a single run in the second as Pegelow reached on an error by Gallaudet left fielder Jonathan Chanin that scored Colin Kraus (Easton/Easton).

In the fourteen run third, Lemon blasted a three-run homerun to begin the scoring after Riley singled and Bostwick walked. Kraus added a solo-shot after Lemon for the fourth run. Trout would then add another RBI single, followed by a single by Reynolds, a walk to Jensen, and then a two-run single by Bostwick. Lemon would then come up to the plate again to blast his second three-run blast in the inning. The scoring would close with an RBI single by Pegelow, an RBI groundout by Reynolds, and a two-run double by Jensen.

Salisbury would then have three-run innings in the fourth and fifth. In the fourth, the offense was highlighted by three-run homerun by Theibault. In the sixth, Bostwick added a solo homerun, while Theibault hit his second homerun of the game with a two-run blast.

At the plate, the Sea Gulls displayed offensive firepower that included 45 runs and 35 hits on the afternoon. Individually, Lemon finished the day with four hits in six at-bats with five runs scored and eight runs driven in. Other hitting stars included Kraus, who collected two hits in five at-bats on the day with seven runs scored and an RBI; Theibault with a perfect 2-for-2 with two runs scored and five driven in; and second baseman Mark Bostwick, who collected three hits in four at-bats in game two with three runs scored and four RBIs.

On the mound, the Sea Gulls combined to three hit the Bison, with hits from shortstop Warren Keller and third baseman Adrian DeHoyos in game one; and DeHoyos with a single in game two. Salisbury game one starter Adam Keeling (Suffolk, VA/Nansemond-Suffolk) pitched the first three innings of no-hit ball while striking out four to earn the win. Reliever Eric Willey (Cambridge/Cambridge) finished the game pitching four innings, giving up just two hits and striking out seven. In game two, Petersen worked the first three innings, giving up the only hit to the Bison with striking out six to earn the win for Salisbury.

Gallaudet’s Ryan Lentz started game one, surrendering thirteen runs, six earned on ten hits while walking two to take the loss. In game two, DeHoyos worked the first two and two thirds, giving up seventeen runs, nine earned, on twelve hits, four walks, and striking out one to take the loss.

Salisbury will return to action today, hosting Chowan College at Sea Gull Field at 3 p.m. The team will then await their opponents for the CAC Tournament, which is set to begin on Tuesday.

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