August 11, 2010
Purple Knights Wrap Up Busy Weekend With Sweep Of Mercy College
Bridgeport, CT-The UB baseball team completed
a busy weekend of playing four games in two days with an East Coast
Conference doubleheader sweep of the Mercy College Mavericks on
Sunday afternoon, as the Purple Knights took game one, 5-1, and won
game two, 5-3. With the sweep, Bridgeport is now 4-4 overall
and 3-1 in conference play. Mercy falls to 4-8 overall and 1-3
in the ECC.
In the opener, the Purple Knights never trailed scoring single
runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings before adding two
additional tallies in the eighth.
Junior catcher Mike DeLellis
drove in two runs for UB in game one, and senior Kevin Clements
(Vernon, CT) and sophomore Ryan Barba
(Stratford, CT) had three hits apiece to lead an
11-hit Bridgeport attack.
Sophomore Matt Bartolomei
picked up the win in the opener for the Purple Knights throwing 4.2
innings of scoreless relief in which he struck out four and allowed
only four hits. Bartolomei is now 2-0 on the year with an 0.77
earned run average.
Mercy starter Matt Walsh (0-1) took the loss
for the Mavericks in game one.
Junior Peter Barrows
(Old Saybrook, CT) went
2-for-4 with four RBIs in game two to help UB to a 5-3 comeback
win. Barrows drove in three runs in the sixth inning with a
base loaded triple to give Bridgeport a 4-2 lead which they never
relinquished. After Mercy had cut the Purple Knights lead to
4-3, Barrows blasted his second home run of the year over the left
field wall in the eighth inning to give his team an insurance run
and to make the score 5-3, which would prove to be the final in
Junior Gaetano Giunta
(Brooklyn, NY) and
sophomore Cody Quinn
(Milford, CT), each had two
hits for Bridgeport in the nightcap.
Bridgeport starter Anthony Plomitallo
New Hyde Park, NY) pitched 6.1 innings to earn his first win of the
season, as he is now 1-1. Senior Nick Galioto
(N. Babylon, NY) picked up his second save in two days in game two
on Sunday working two scoreless innings.
Starter Steve Merslich (1-3) was the loser
for Mercy in game two.
The Purple Knights are next scheduled to be in action on
Tuesday night at Molloy College. Game time is 7:00 p.m.