BOSTON, Mass. – With another stellar showing by the pitching staff baseball extended their recent win-streak to four straight as they defeated Western New England University by the final of 5-1 Thursday evening at Monan Park.
UMass Boston 5, Western New England University 1
UMass Boston (8-4)
Western New England (8-6)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Beacons would try to take an early lead in the second inning as they recorded back-to-back hits including a double by Chris Fowler (Barnstable, Mass.). UMass would eventually load the bases with two outs on the scoreboard. However, the Golden Bears would get out the inning unscathed as they picked-up the strikeout to retire the side.
A half an inning later, WNEU nearly got on the scoreboard on a monstrous double to left field by Alex Loparco, which should have plated Steve Rivela, had he not slipped coming around third base.
UMass finally broke the scoreless draw in the fourth when Ryan McCormick ripped an RBI single through the right side, which plated Anthony Searles (Shelton, Conn.). Charlie Huegi (Sandy Hook, Conn.) would then score the Beacons second run of the night of an error by the first baseman.
The Golden Bears cut the Beacons lead in half in the top of the fifth on a fielding error by the Beacons. However UMB was able to get out the inning to preserve their slim lead.
Neither team would record a run until the bottom of the eighth inning, when a bases loaded hit batter gave the Beacons a 3-1 lead with no outs on the scoreboard. A pair of wild pitches by Liam Davey allowed the Beacons to plate their fourth and fifth runs of the game.
In the ninth it was all Bobby Tramondozzi (Peabody, Mass.), as the sophomore righty closed out the final inning with a pair of strikeouts.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Combined UMass Boston and Western New England each recorded five hits
- The Beacons have now won four straight over Western New England and have now won a season-best four straight games
- Burgos improved to 2-0 on the year with the win, while Jake Kawiecki fell to 0-1 despite recording eight strikeouts
The Beacons will travel to UMass Dartmouth on Sunday for 12 p.m. Little East Conference doubleheader.