Colby beats Bates in baseball, 16-3
LEWISTON, Maine — Junior 3B Andy Carr (Conway, N.H.) blasted a leadoff home run in the second inning and went on to go 5-for-6 with three runs and five RBIs as Colby College routed Bates College 16-3 Friday afternoon in a NESCAC East Division baseball at Leahey Field.
The Mules (7-12, 2-5 NESCAC East) pounded out 18 hits and scored multiple runs in five different innings. First-year SS Craig Cooper (Trumbull, Conn.) went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs, while junior Tom Salemy went 3-for-6 with three runs and junior Brian Liberty (Hollis, N.H.) went 2-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and three stolen bases.
The teams will play a doubleheader at Colby on Saturday.
Carr led off Colby’s four-run second with a blast off of Bates sophomore starter Sean VanderVliet (Meriden, N.H.) that traveled well beyond the right-field fence. The Mules added five more in the third, all charged to VanderVliet (1-2), to go ahead 9-1 and cruised from there.
Colby senior lefthander Tyler Hales (Lexington, Mass.) pitched seven innings, surrendering three runs on three hits and five walks while striking out three to raise his record to 2-2 on the season. Junior Jack Peet (Chadd’s Ford, Pa.) and junior Bob Brady (Huntington Beach, Calif.) each threw shutout innings of mopup relief.
Bates (7-11, 1-6 NESCAC East) collected five hits in the game and scored lone runs in the first, fourth and sixth innings.
Sophomore Casey McCormack (Keene, N.H.) hit a leadoff double in the first and scored on sophomore Erik Hood’s (Berlin, N.H.) sacrifice fly. In the fourth, sophomore Brian Mahoney (Sudbury, Mass.) drew a leadoff walk and later scored on senior Adam Worrall’s (Duxbury, Mass.) RBI single. And in the sixth, Hood reached base on a fielder’s choice and came home on consecutive errors by Colby.
First-year Dan Cook (Sudbury, Mass.) threw two innings in relief of VanderVliet, allowing two runs, and classmate Jason Yunginger (Clifton Park, N.Y.) pitched the final five innings, throwing three consecutive shutout innings before surrendering three runs in the ninth.