BUZZARDS BAY, Mass – Tuesday afternoon, the Buccaneers entertained the Roger Williams Hawks in the final non-conference game of the season for both team's at Commodore Hendy Field.
How It Happened
Roger Williams took an early lead, in the top of the first, scoring once on a throwing error. Leadoff hitter, Justin Stone (Blackstone, Mass) came in to score from third.
The Hawks opened up the lead to five runs in the second, scoring four in the inning. The first scored on a Stone single. Two additional runs scored on another Buc miscue later in the inning. Down 5-0, the Buccaneers plated a pair of runs. The first on a Dylan Sullo (Acushnet, Mass) triple, scoring Jackson Simone (Seattle, Wash). The second came across on a Joe Sanchez (Dracut, Mass) ground out to second base. Sullo came in to score.
A quiet third inning was followed by a loud top of the fourth with the Hawks scoring five runs. Eli Camner (Hamden, Conn) brought two runs in on a double to right center. Another came around on a Danny Roth (West Hartford, Conn) double. The Buccaneers trailed 9-2 after three and a half innings and cut the deficit to six run on another extra base hit from Sullo, a double, bringing Nick Haley (Hanson, Mass) in to score.
Roger Williams added a run in the top of the fifth on a throwing error on a steal attempt. Chris Bosco (North Andover, Mass) scored as a result.
With the score 11-3, Maritime brought in two runs in the bottom of the seventh on a Sanchez double, scoring pinch hitter Jacob Crochet (Houma, La). Marley Dembitzki (North Dartmouth, Mass) drove in a run on a sacrifice fly, which catcher Bobby Beane (Hingham, Mass) scored on.
The Buccaneers had trouble making up any ground and that was no different in the top of the eighth with Roger Williams scoring twice, both due to a fielding error by the Bucs.
Down eight runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Buccaneers got a runner on base but were unable to score any runs, falling, 13-5, to the Hawks.
Inside The Numbers
On The Mound
Mass Maritime: Brady Park (Seaford, Del) (L, 0-2): 3.1 IP | 6 H | 9 R | 5 ER | 3 BB | 2 K
Roger Williams: Anthony Sapienza (North Andover, Mass) (W, 3-3): 6 IP | 3 H | 3 R | 3 ER | 2 BB | 5 K
At The Plate
Maritime had six hits in the game, going 6-for-31 at the plate. Sullo had two hits in the game, both for extra bases, a double and a triple.
Sanchez had the other extra base hits for the hosts in the form of a double.
Sullo and Sanchez each drove in two runs in the game.
Maritime walked five times, struck out on six occasions and left six runners on base.
Roger Williams went 15-for-46 at the plate. Third baseman Anthony Dominguez (Chester, N.J.) had three of the Hawk hits. Four other players had multi-hit games for RWU.
Canmer and Roth had the two extra base hits, both doubles, for the visitors.
Roger Williams walked four times, struck out seven times, and left 12 runners on base.
Up Next: The Buccaneers open a three-game MASCAC series with Framingham State on Friday night on the road at 6pm.