Lowe Tosses One-Hit Shutout, Albano Drives In Five Runs As Baseball Opens Northern Schedule With 14-6, 11-0 Sweep Of Rivier
Mar 21, 2009


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Commodore Hendy Field, Buzzards Bay, Mass.


123 456 7 R H E

Rivier (0-1) 050 001 0 - 6 5 2

Massachusetts Maritime (1-3) 341 240 x - 14 16 3


RIV: Shaun Hanson, Phil Woodbury (5) and Zack Durkee

MMA: Corey Murphy, Neil Patnaude (6) and Kyle Armstrong, William Shouldice (7)

WP: Murphy (1-1) LP: Hanson (0-1)


123 456 7 R H E

Rivier (0-2) 000 000 0 - 0 1 3

Massachusetts Maritime (2-3) 113 330 x - 11 5 3


RIV: Chris Hunt, Phil Woodbury (4), Zack Durkee (5) and Zack Durkee, Pat Brooks (4)

MMA: Jared Lowe and Nate Eldridge, William Shouldice (6)

WP: Lowe (1-0) LP: Hunt (0-1)

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- Freshman Jared Lowe (Brimfield, Mass.) tossed a complete-game one-hit shutout in his first collegiate start to lift Massachusetts Maritime to an 11-0 nightcap victory and a sweep of a non-league college baseball doubleheader of Rivier Saturday afternoon at Commodore Hendy Field, as junior Joe Albano (Agwam, Mass.) drove in five runs and sophomore Wil Rodriguez (Lowell, Mass.) rapped out four hits in a 14-6 opening game triumph for the hosts.

Lowe allowed just a one-out single in the sixth inning of the second contest and fanned four in going the distance for the host Buccaneers (2-3), who scored single runs in the first two frames before notching three tallies in the third, fourth and fifth innings of play. Senior Tyler Spofford (Sharon Springs, N.Y.) collected a pair of hits and two RBI in the nightcap win for Massachusetts Maritime, which also received a pair of RBI off the bat of sophomore Nick Levitre (Grafton, Mass.). Junior Shaun Hanson's (Lee, Mass.) single through the left side was the lone safety of the second game for the visiting Raiders (0-2), who were making their season debut, as junior Chris Hunt (Lisbon, N.H.) suffered the second game setback for Rivier.

The Buccaneers jumped out to a 3-0 cushion in the opener on an error and a two-run double by Albano, but the Raiders took a 5-3 advantage in the second, highlighted by a three-run double off the bat of junior Ryan O'Connor (Medford, Mass.), but Massachusetts Maritime took the lead for good with four runs in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single by freshman Nick Montalto (South Yarmouth, Mass.), a run-scoring double off the bat of sophomore Ross Hickey (Centerville, Mass.) and a pair of wild pitches, and the hosts iced their triumph with four tallies in the fifth, highlighted by Albano's three-run double, as he finished with a pair of hits in the first game.

Hickey, sophomore Brad Musk (Dania, Fla.) and freshman Jonathan Smith (Weymouth, Mass.) joined Albano with two hits each in the opening game win for the Buccaneers, who rapped out 16 hits in support of sophomore Corey Murphy (East Wareham, Mass.), who allowed five hits and struck out a career-high 12 over five innings of work to pick up the win on the mound. Sophomore Tyler Eaton (Waterville, Maine) drove in two runs in the first contest for Rivier, as Hanson chipped in with an RBI and struck out three in 4 2/3 innings of work on the mound for the Raiders.

Massachusetts Maritime hosts Lyndon State in a non-league doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Commodore Hendy Field beginning at 1:00 p.m., while Rivier heads to Henniker, N.H. on Wednesday afternoon to take on New England College in a non-league outing that begins at 3:00 p.m.