Ramoin Ties NCAA Record As Baseball Rolls Over Skidmore
April 18, 2006
Joe Ramoin tied an NCAA record with four doubles in a game as Middlebury won its ninth straight, a 21-11 win over Skidmore on Forbes Field. The game was not pretty, with 12 errors and 16 men left on base, but the Panthers earned 17 of their 21 runs in the win.
Middlebury scored two or more runs in each of the first seven innings, including a five spot in the bottom of the seventh. Skidmore's offense came alive in the sixth, with a six-run inning to cut the lead to 14-10 at that point. Middlebury added two in the sixth and five in the seventh before not scoring in the eighth.
Ramoin led the Panthers on the afternoon, going 4-5 with four runs scored and six runs driven in to go along with his record-tying four doubles. Noah Walker went 2-5 on the day with two runs scored and five driven in, while Nick Lefeber was 3-5, scoring a pair. Current NESCAC Player of the Week John Lanahan finished the day 3-5 with a solo homer, while Gabe Broughton went 3-4 with three runs scored.
Five different players had two hits for Skidmore, led by Greg Carlow, who went 2-3 with two runs scored and three RBI. Ed Reilly finished the day 2-4 with a double and three runs scored, while Rob Hutchison was 2-5 with two driven in.
Lanahan was also the winning pitcher for Middlebury, throwing the first five innings with just three earned runs allowed to go along with his five strikeouts. Tom Gruber was roughed up in the first for Skidmore, suffering the loss.