PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – After suffering a 10-3 setback in game one, baseball bounced back in game two with an 11-5 win to earn a split with Denison University on the final day of the 2015 spring trip at the Snowbird Classic.
With the split, the Beacons closed out the spring tournament with a 6-5 record, while the Big Red of Denison ended the day with a 3-4 record.
After struggling in game one, with the exception of a Coley Barker (Pembroke, Mass.) solo shot, the Beacons bats came alive in the night cap.
Sal Frosceno (Derby, Conn.) ripped a pair of triples to cap-off a 4-for-4 day with four runs scored. Senior Todd Ezold (Westfield, Mass.) crushed his first career grand slam in the bottom half of the first to get the Beacons off to a great start as they looked to rebound from the loss. The catcher finished out the win with a 2-for-3 showing with four RBI and two run scored.
The Beacons would go on to score seven of their 11 runs in the first four innings, before tack on their final three runs over the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings.
Alex Carusotto (Pittsfield, Mass.) picked-up the game-two victory, his second of the year, after allowing just one run, unearned, on two hits through three complete innings. The Beacons bullpen would combine for 12 K's in the victory, with Josh Cummiskey (Lowell, Mass.) closing out the victory.
Also having a big game two was sophomore Daniel Mantoni (Northbridge, Mass.) who finished 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored.
The Beacons will begin in-region play on Tuesday when they travel to Curry College for a 3 p.m.