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Baseball 2015: Thomas College

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:24 am

Thomas Drops Doubleheader to Kalamazoo College

AUBURNDALE, FL - The Thomas baseball team lost a doubleheader against Kalamazoo College this morning and afternoon. The Terriers fell 2-0 in game one and 11-1 in game two as the opened their 2015 season in Auburndale.

GAME ONE RECAP

Despite only giving up two hits, the Terriers were unable to come away with a win, falling 2-0 against Kalamazoo College in game one of the doubleheader. Thomas managed just five hits offensively, and none were for extra-bases.

Starting pitcher Derek Kane went 2.1 innings and allowed just one hit while striking out three, but gave up two earned runs with four walks.

Kane ran into trouble in the second inning, as walked Joel Dayton with the bases-loaded to give the Hornets (6-3) the game's first run. Mitchell Vankoevering followed that up with an RBI single to left field to score Joey Aliotta from third to extend the Hornet lead to 2-0, which held until the final out.

Rob Casarez came in relief of Kane and went 1.2 innings allowing one hit, one walk while striking out one. Isiah Fleming finished the final two innings for Thomas and did not allow a hit while striking out three.

Kyle Fletcher went two for three at the plate for the Terriers, while Anree Benitez, Brett Sommers and Joe Quinlan had one hit each. Thomas only managed to get a runner in scoring position one time.

Ryan Orr got the win on the mound for Kalamazoo, going three innings, giving up three hits and striking out three. Zach Popovich pitched the seventh inning and struck out two, earning the save.

GAME TWO RECAP

Thomas could not overcome a tough start to game two, as Kalamazoo had two five-run innings and scored all 11 of their runs in the first three innings as they went on to an 11-1 win over the Terriers.

Scott Devine got the scoring started in the first inning for the Hornets, singling home Vankoevering off Terriers starter Matt Rutherford.

The second inning was trouble for Rutherford, as the Hornets struck for five runs, as four different players collected RBI's, highlighted by Devine's two RBI double. Rutherford's day ended after 1.2 innings, allowing six runs with only one being earned.

Matt Romandetti replaced Rutherford and ended the second inning with out more damage.

Kalamazoo struck for five more runs in the third inning, as the Terriers would go through three more pitchers before the games end.

Thomas got on the board in the bottom of the sixth, when Beau Ewton hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield, scoring Benitez on the tag-up.

Benitez led the Terriers with two hits and one run scored. Fletcher, Ewton, Kane and Aron Smestad all had one hit each, with Ewton batting in one run.

Taylor Bacon, Dylan McNally and Joshua Woodard all made appearances on the mound for Thomas.

Devine batted in four runs to power the Hornet bats, with Vankoevering and Jack Clark each collecting two RBI's each. Adam McDowell got the win on the mound, going four innings and striking out four.

Thomas will look to rebound tomorrow afternoon, when they take on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in a doubleheader starting at 2:00 PM.
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Re: Baseball 2015: Thomas College

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:48 am

Thomas Splits Doubleheader Versus RPI on Second Day of Spring Trip

AUBURNDALE, FL - The Thomas baseball team came away with a split from their doubleheader against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this afternoon, falling in game one 8-1 before the offense came alive in game two, as the Terriers won 11-3 for their first victory of the season.

GAME ONE RECAP

Despite getting the early lead, Thomas was unable to hold it and eventually went down to RPI 8-1 in game one of the doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon.

In the bottom of the first, leadoff hitter Anree Benitez got things started for the Terriers by singling in his first at bat. Three batters later, Beau Ewton would knock him in on an single and Thomas took an early 1-0 lead.

Starting pitcher Kyle Fletcher got off to a fine beginning, holding the Engineers scoreless through the first four innings. RPI broke onto the scoreboard with a four-run fifth. Nick Palmiero got the inning going with an RBI double.

Sophomore Jason Ramos followed up with a run-scoring single, before Thomas Desmond delivered a third run with a base hit. Desmond eventually came around to score on a wild pitch, giving the Engineers a 4-1 lead after five.

Rensselaer tacked on four more runs in the sixth and the Terriers were not able to form a rally. Benitez and Ewton had two hits each for Thomas, and Fletcher went 4.2 innings and had two strikeouts in defeat.

GAME TWO RECAP

In game two, the Thomas bats caught fire by totaling 11 runs on 17 hits in an 11-3 victory over RPI, the first of the season for Thomas.

The Terriers once again got off to a fast start, as Michael De Los Santos came through with a two-out triple to drive in two runs and get Thomas off to 2-0 lead in the first.

Both teams went scoreless in the second and third innings until the Terriers put up four runs in the fourth to take a 6-0 lead. Anree Benitez came through with a two-run double, before Ewton lifted a sac fly to center.

Thomas erased any thought of a rally with a six-run sixth inning, highlighted by a bases-clearing double by Ewton to extend the Thomas lead to 11-1. RPI added a couple runs in the seventh before Thomas closed the door for the 11-3 win.

Ewton finished the game with two hits and four runs batted in, Benitez compiled three hits and two RBI's, while Christopher Esquivel, De Los Santos, Brett Sommers, Matt Romandetti and Ryder Kenney all had multi-hit games.

Peyton Kennison got the win on the mound, going four solid innings without allowing a hit and striking out three. Dominic Esposito went the final three innings and earned the save while striking out three.

Thomas hits the diamond again Thursday, March 26 when they take on Keuka College for a doubleheader starting at 3:00 PM.
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Re: Baseball 2015: Thomas College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:12 am

Thomas Comes Up Short in Doubleheader Games to Lawrence

AUBURNDALE, FL - The Thomas baseball team dropped a pair of games to Lawrence University on Saturday, falling 8-7 in come-from-behind fashion in game one of the doubleheader before going down 7-4 in game two.

GAME ONE RECAP

Despite building a 5-0 lead through four innings, the Terriers could not hang on late as they fell 8-7 in game one of a doubleheader to Lawrence on Saturday.

Thomas had a 6-5 lead going into the eighth inning, but a three-run top of the eighth by the Vikings put them over the top.

The Terriers threatened to rally in the bottom of the ninth, but was unable to plate the tying run. Thomas outhit the Vikings 14 to 8 on the game, as Anree Benitez, Derek Kane, Ryder Kenney, Christopher Esquivel and Beau Ewton all recorded multi-hit games.

Rob Casarez got the start on the mound and did not allow a hit over his five innings of work, striking out two.

GAME TWO RECAP

In game two of the doubleheader, the Terriers were defeated 7-4 by the Vikings despite outhitting them for the second consecutive game.

Thomas collected 14 hits to eight for Lawrence, but were undone by five errors in the field that led to four unearned runs.

Matt Rutherford was a bright spot on the mound, as he went a solid five innings and struck out five Viking batters.

Derek Kane and Alex Curtis each went for three hits and Micahel De Los Santos had two as each also batted in one runner. Kane went an impressive 5 for 7 over the two games, drawing four walks, scoring two runs and batting in one.

Thomas will have Sunday off before beginning North Atlantic Conference play in Florida as they take on the Castleton State Spartans for doubleheaders on Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31.
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Re: Baseball 2015: Thomas College

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:19 am

Ewton Garners North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Week Honors

WATERVILLE, ME - Thomas baseball freshman Beau Ewton has been named the North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Week for his play during March 23-29.

In seven games in Florida over the past week, Ewton compiled an impressive .417 batting average, going 10 for 24 in 29 plate appearances, with four doubles, five runs scored and a team-high nine runs batted in.

The freshman from Whitesboro, Texas was ranked at the top of the entire Divsion III in batting average on games played through March 26. Ewton hit safely in all seven games that the Terriers played last week.

He recorded a .583 SLG% and a .448 OB%, while his best performance was in a twinbill against Rensselaer as he went 4-for-6 with two doubles, five RBI, and one run scored.
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Re: Baseball 2015: Thomas College

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:20 am

Terriers Take a Split in Doubleheader With Castleton

WINTER PARK, FL - The Thomas baseball team came away with a split in a doubleheader with the Castleton Spartans in a North Atlantic Conference clash on Monday afternoon from Winter Park in Florida.

The Terriers (3-7, 1-1 NAC) outlasted the Spartans (8-4, 1-1 NAC) 6-1 in 11 innings in game one, keyed by a five-run top of the eleventh inning. In game two, Thomas was shut down as Castleton went on for the 1-0 win.

GAME ONE

Neither team could generate any offense in the early going, as the two teams combined for just three hits in the first three innings. Thomas finally broke onto the scoreboard first in the top of the fourth inning, as Nik Beeson, Michael De Los Santos and Alex Curtis all collected singles to load the bases up with one out. Ryder Kenney flied out to rightfield and Beeson tagged up to score and give the Terriers the 1-0 lead.

Thomas had a chance to add on in the top of the fifth, but left the bases loaded De Los Santos flied out to centerfield. They loaded up the bases once more in the sixth, but Derek Kane hit into a fielder's choice to put an end to that scoring opportunity.

Castleton came through with their back against the wall in the bottom of the seventh, as they capitalized off of a Terriers throwing error to plate a ran and even the score up at 1-1 and send the game into extra innings.

After three innings into extras, Thomas finally was able to break through in the top of the eleventh in a big way. Anree Benitez and Beeson each reached base with just one out in the inning, and Beau Ewton would single to centerfield off Spartan pitcher Zac Harrington to put Thomas ahead 2-1.

The Terriers weren't done, as they would add four more runs, as Christopher Esquivel singled home two runs, Kenney got an RBI off of a ground out and one run was scored on a Castleton error.

Beeson retired the Spartans in order to end the game and give Thomas the victory in game one. Kane was the starter on the mound and went seven innings, giving up just four hits and one unearned run while striking out six. Beeson went the remaining four innings to get the win, allowing just one hit with four strikeouts.

Benitez, Beeson and Esquivel all had three hits to lead Thomas, with Kenney and Esquivel each driving home two as the Terriers out-hit the Spartans 15-5.

GAME TWO

The second game of the day was a pitcher's dual, as Peyton Kennison of Thomas and Steven Jurkiewicz of Castleton both went the complete game.

Neither team had much of a scoring threat until the bottom of the third, when Castleton had runners on second and third with just one out. Kennison closed the door on the Spartan opportunity, striking out Zach Bahan and getting Dan Errico to ground out to shortstop to end the inning.

Thomas had a chance to score in the top of the fourth, as Kane walked and Beeson singled with one out. De os Santos would get an infield single with two outs to load the bases up for Curtis. But Curtis grounded out to third and the threat was ended.

The Spartans struck for lone run of the game in the bottom of the fourth, as Jimmy Buckley doubled and Nate Swahn followed with a double of his own to plate Buckley and give Castleton the lead.

The Terriers had one more shot in the top of sixth, when Benitez and Beeson reached and were at second and third with two outs, but Jurkiewicz got De Los Santos to fly out to left.

Kennison went all six innings for Thomas, allowing six hits and one earned rn with five strikeouts. Jurkiewicz went seven for Castleton and allowed just three hits and struck out eight.

Thomas and Castleton will be back on the diamond tomorrow, March 31 to play another doubleheader, with the first game starting at 12 PM.
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Re: Baseball 2015: Thomas College

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:41 am

Thomas Rallies to Win First Game, Drops Second in Ten Innings to Castleton

AUBURNDALE, FL - The Thomas baseball team played their second doubleheader against the Castleton State College Spartans this afternoon and again came away with split, taking game one 7-3 and falling 4-3 in 10 innings in game two.

GAME ONE

The Terriers used a five-run seventh inning to rally from behind to defeat the Spartans 7-3 in game one of their doubleheader. Christopher Esquivel led Thomas with three hits and three runs batted in.

In the top of the first the Terriers had the bases loaded with only one out, but could not plate any runners and the early threat was lost.

It wasn't until the top of the fourth when Thomas broke into the score column first, as Esquivel came through with a two-out RBI triple to left field, scoring Tristan Pena who had reached earlier on a fielder's choice. Anree Benitez followed up Esquivel with a double to center to score him and give the Terriers a 2-0 lead.

The Spartans wasted no time in responding, scoring two runs right back in the bottom of the inning, as Jimmy Buckley batted a run in on a fielder's choice, and another scored on a Terrier throwing error to even the game up at 2-2.

Castleton would take the lead in the fifth as Dan Errico singled to knock in a run for the 3-2 lead.

Down 3-2 in the top of the seventh, Thomas got the rally started as Anree Benitez reached on an infield single to leadoff the inning. Benitez then advanced all the way to third on back to back wild pitches. Derek Kane then walked to give the Terriers runners at first and third with nobody out.

Nik Beeson singled to center and plated Benitez to tie the game. After Beau Ewton fouled out to third for the first out, Michael De Los Santos singled to load the bases up. Alex Curtis would then send a hit to shortstop, who would make a throwing error and everybody advanced safely, scoring Kane from third to give the lead to Thomas.

The Spartans would make another throwing error that would plate another Terrier run to increase their lead to 5-3. Esquivel would put the exclamation point on the rally with a two RBI double down the left field line to make it a 7-3 game.

Starting pitcher Isiah Fleming retired the side in the bottom of the inning for the complete game victory. Fleming went all seven innings, giving up six hits, three runs (two earned) with two strikeouts.

Benitez, Kane, Beeson and Esquivel all had multi-hit games for the Terriers.

GAME TWO

Thomas got off to a quick start in game two, but were unable to hold on and eventually fell in 10 innings 4-3.

Benitez led off the game with a single to centerfield, and would score on a triple by Kane. Beeson then singled home Kane and the Terriers were off to a fast 2-0 lead.

Castleton would tie up the game in the bottom of the second, as Nick Swim singled home two runners to even the gme up 2-2. The Spartans took the lead in the bottom of the fourth as Errico doubled home Swim.

The Terriers would get it back in the top of the fifth, as Benitez and Kane both singled with two outs. Beeson would single home Benitez home from second, but Kane would get thrown out at the plate to end the inning.

Both teams would leave a combined eight runners on base over the next five innings, until the bottom of the tenth when the Spartans would walk-off with the win on a two-out RBI single by Taylor Vile off of Kyle Fletcher to take game two.

Rob Casarez started on the mound for Thomas and went four innings and gave up three runs but just one earned. Fletcher went the remaining five and two-thirds, giving up five hits and one earned run to take the loss.

Matt Ravey went all 10 innings for Castleton and gave up 12 hits, three runs with one strikeout.

Thomas and Castleton conclude their season series with a 2-2 split.

The Terriers finish up their spring trip at 4-8, and will return back to the diamond in Maine on Saturday, April 4 for a doubleheader starting at 1:00 PM.
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Re: Baseball 2015: Thomas College

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:02 am

Offense Struggles as Terriers Drop Two Against Husson

BANGOR, ME - Thomas could not get their bats going, managing just nine total hits in two losses to Husson University Friday afternoon in a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader.

The Terriers (4-10, 2-4 NAC) and Eagles (14-7, 10-0 NAC) went 10 scoreless innings in game one until the Eagles walked-off with the 1-0 win in the bottom of the 11th. Husson used their momentum from game one to cruise to a 13-0 victory in game two.

GAME ONE

Despit strong pitching performances from Derek Kane and Kyle Fletcher, Thomas dropped game one to Husson 1-0 in 11 innings.

The Terriers looked to have something going early as Anree Benitez led the game off with a single to left, but the next three batters resulted in outs. In the third inning, Thomas stranded runners at first and second.

Husson nearly won in the bottom of the seventh, when the Eagles had runners on first and third with nobody out. Fletcher was able to get a double play turned as Seth Freudenberger was thrown out at home to keep the game alive. Fletcher got out of the jam after Brendon Gendreau lined out to first to end the inning.

The teams combined for just four hits over the next three and a half innings. Then in the bottom of the 11th, Christian Corneil reached on a single with out and Freudenberger walked to give Husson two on with one out. Zach Sugar hit into a fielder's choice, as Thomas got the out at second base to leave the Eagles with runners on third and first and two outs.

Ryan Rebar would single up the middle to score Corneil and walk-off with the game one victory.

Kane got the start on the mound and went six innings, giving up five hits, four walks while striking out three. Fletcher went the remaining 4.2 innings, allowing six hits, one earned run, one walk and striking out one in the loss.

Ben Walls went 10 innings for the Eagles and had four strikeouts, while Corey Mongiat went one inning and recorded the win.

Nik Beeson led the Terriers with two hits on the game.

GAME TWO

An eight-run second inning keys the Eagles to a 13-0 victory over Thomas in game two of the doubleheader.

The Terriers had just four hits in game two, as Husson starting pitcher Brandon Reilly went six innings and notched four strikeouts in victory.

Zach Sugar highlighted the second inning with a three-run inside the park homerun for the Eagles. The Terriers went on to send five different pitchers to the mounds and eight different Husson players recorded at least one RBI.

Kane, Travis Krause, Alex Curtis and Brett Sommers each had one hit for Thomas.

The Terriers will return to the field on Tuesday, April 7 when they travel to Orono for a one-game matchup against the University of Maine at 5:00 PM.
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Re: Baseball 2015: Thomas College

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:14 am

Esquivel Claims NAC Rookie of the Week Honors

WATERVILLE, ME - Thomas baseball freshman Christopher Esquivel has been named the North Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Week for his play during March 30 through April 5.

Esquivel hit .375 (6-for-16) in a four-game series against Castleton. The freshman tallied one triple, one run scored, and five RBI as the Terriers split the series 2-2.

For the season the Robstown, Texas native is batting .308 (12-for-39) with five runs scored and six runs batted in along with a .357 on-base percentage.
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Re: Baseball 2015: Thomas College

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:46 am

Heath propels UMaine baseball team past Thomas

ORONO, Maine — Scott Heath of Westbrook knocked in two runs with three singles and three pitchers combined for five innings of shutout relief on Wednesday evening, leading the University of Maine baseball team to a 9-2 victory over Thomas College of Waterville. Luke Morrill of South Thomaston knocked in two runs with two singles and Sam Balzano of Portland singled twice for the Division I Black Bears (10-17). Brett Chappell also drove in two runs. Nik Beeson paced the Division III Terriers (4-11), who compete in the North Atlantic Conference, with two singles and an RBI. Anree Benitez laced a triple and scored twice...

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Re: Baseball 2015: Thomas College

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:16 am

Thomas Falls to Maine 9-2

ORONO, ME - Thomas held a 2-0 lead through three innings, but was unable to hold on as they fell 9-2 to the University of Maine on Wednesday night.

The Terriers (4-11) got off to a good start, as Anree Benitez drew a lead-off walk, and then stole second with one out to get into scoring position. It was the fifth stolen base of the season for Benitez. After a Derek Kane single gave Thomas runners on the corners, Nik Beeson came through with a single to center to drive in Benitez and take the early 1-0 lead.

Matt Rutherford put the Black Bears (10-17) down in order in the bottom of the first. Both teams went scoreless in the second inning.

Benitez again got things started in the top of the third, leading off with a triple to centerfield. Kane then hit a sacrifice fly to left and Benitez scored to put Thomas up 2-0.

Maine started to get their bats going in the fourth, as they struck for three runs on three hits, with Luke Morrill, Brett Chappell and Brenden Geary each recording one RBI as the Black Bears took their first lead of the game.

Scott Heath drove home a run in the bottom of fifth to pad the Maine lead to 4-2. The Black Bears struck big in the seventh, scoring four runs on four hits, and were aided by two Thomas errors.

Maine would add one more in the eighth and put down Thomas by a final of 9-2.

The Terrier offense had just five hits, but were led by Benitez, who had a triple, a walk and scored both runs on the day. Beeson had a team-high two hits and one RBI, while Kane also had one RBI.

On the mound, Rutherford went five innings, giving up four hits, four runs (three earned) and struck out two. Jordan Johnson, Peyton Kennison, Rob Casarez and Rett Adams all made appearances on the mound for Thomas.

Maine was led by Heath with three hits, two runs scored and two batted in. Jake Marks got the win on the mound for the Black Bears.

Thomas will be right back on the diamond tomorrow, Thursday, April 9 for a doubleheader against Husson University starting at 2:00 PM. Due to field conditions, the teams will play the games at Winkin Complex on the Husson campus, with Thomas being the home squad.
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