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Bucs take two from Vikings on Back of Stellar Pitching Performances

Bucs take two from Vikings on Back of Stellar Pitching Performances

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass – After dropping game one of the three-game MASCAC series to the Salem State in Salem on Friday evening, the Buccaneers came out Saturday afternoon in the final two games of the series looking to avenge the 7-2 Friday loss. They did just that, winning game two of the series 4-1, and game three 9-1 in Buzzards Bay. The wins were their first conference wins of the season. The Bucs now sit at 5-15 overall, 2-5 in the MASCAC. Salem falls to 10-9 overall, 4-3 in conference play.


Game One

How It Happened

The Buccaneers jumped out to a 3-0 advantage in the first inning, scoring their first run on a Jackson Simone (Seattle, Wash) single, scoring Paul Sances (Middleboro, Mass). Sophomore shortstop Dylan Sullo followed that up with a single to score Simone. The third run came on a double steal in which Matt Langan (North Easton, Mass) stole home.

With Mason Ashburn (East Freetown, Mass) on the mound, the Buccaneers allowed no runs until the sixth inning when the Vikings finally broke through on a triple from Kyle O'Connor (Lynn, Mass) scoring Traverse Briana (Lynn, Mass). Up two runs, Chris McHugh (Rockland, Mass) doubled for the Bucs in the bottom of the sixth, driving home Sullo, to retake a three-run lead, 4-1, which would be the eventual final score.


Inside The Numbers

On The Mound

Mass Maritime: Mason Ashburn (East Freetown, Mass) (W, 2-4): CG | 7 IP | 5 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 2 B | 8 K

Salem State: Brock Riley (Lowell, Mass) (L, 3-2): CG | 6 IP | 9 H | 4 R | 4 ER | 2 BB | 5 K


At The Plate

Sullo went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate in game one while driving in a run and scoring once. McHugh also had a multi-hit game with a single and a double.

McHugh's double was the only extra base hit by the Bucs.

Maritime walked twice, struck out five times and left four runners on base.

Salem batted 5-for-23 in game one. Matt Marquez (Salem, Mass) was the only Viking with two hits in the game.

O'Connor had the lone extra base hit for Salem, the RBI triple.

Salem walked twice, struck out eight times and left five runners on base.


Game Two

How It Happened

Maritime scored first again in game two on a Simone single to score Sances. Salem tied the game on a Mike Griffin (Hudson, N.H.) home run over the scoreboard in left field. It was the last time Salem would score. In the bottom of the second, Maritime retook the lead for good. Simone walked with the bases loaded, scoring Aten. On the next batter, Sances scored for a second time on a wild pitch to take a 3-1 lead after two.


Maritime added single runs in the third and fourth on an AJ Luciano (Lynn, Mass) single in the third and a Michael Doyle (Boston, Mass) sacrifice fly in the fourth, scoring Marley Dembitzki (North Dartmouth, Mass).


Up 5-1, Maritime starter pitcher John Teehan (Boston, Mass) systematically shut down the Salem offense allowing his offense to get their work in, scoring four more times in the sixth. Ben Paine (Dartmouth, Mass) tripled scoring Joe Sanchez (Dracut, Mass). Aten doubled scoring Paine and Sances singled to drive in Aten. Teehan finished off the game in the seventh to earn the 9-1 MASCAC victory.


Inside The Numbers

On The Mound

Mass Maritime: John Teehan (Boston, Mass) (W, 2-2): CG | 7 IP | 3 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 0 BB | 12 K

Salem State: Luke Brennan (Worcester, Mass) (L, 1-1): 2.1 | 3 H | 4 R | 4 ER | 6 BB | 2 K


At The Plate

Maritime batted 10-for-28 in game two. Simone and Aten each had two hits in the game.

Simone and Paine both drove in two runs, Sances and Aten scored twice.

Aten and Paine had the two extra base hits for the Bucs, a double and triple respectively.

The Bucs walked eight times in the game, struck out four, and left 11 runners on base.

Salem went 3-for-23 at the plate in game two. Griffin had two of the three hits, including the home run. Along with Griffin's home run, O'Connor hit the only other extra base hit for the Vikes.

Salem drew no walks, struck out 12 times and left one runner on base.


Up Next: The Buccaneers host Bridgewater State on Tuesday, April 9th at 3:30pm in the final two games of the three game series between the teams. Bridgewater took game one 13-5 last Tuesday.

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