Baseball Thumps Southern Vermont
April 25, 2012
Middlebury won its second game in as many days, thumping Southern Vermont 15-2 in in non-league road game. Zach Roeder, Tim Rafferty, and Thomas Driscoll led the Panthers (13-12) with three hit days. Roeder and Driscoll also had home runs for Middlebury. Rafferty also had a double and scored four times in the win. Will Baine and Tyler Wark each recorded two hits as well.
On the mound, Dirk van Duym earned the start and worked four innings. Van Duym scattered three hits while allowing two unearned runs. Edmund Murphy came on for two innings and earned the victory for the Panthers, before Spencer Egan threw a scoreless seventh inning.
Greg Gilmore started for SVC (9-28), allowing four hits and four runs on short rest. Kurt Kowalczyk then came on to pitch four innings before handing the ball over to Dustyn Marfyak and Mike Larsen to finish the game.
The Panthers got on the board early as Driscoll led off with a full count home run over the right field fence. After back to back errors from SVC Roeder and Rafferty each doubled. Baine would later single in the inning to make the score 4-0 in the top of the first.
In the bottom half of the inning, Keith Diotte led off with a single. On the next pitch it looked as if Sal Sciara had bounced into a double play but a throwing error from Middlebury put runners on first and second. After a balk, Pat Warrington put the Mountaineers on the board with his 33rd RBI. Desiderato cut the Middlebury lead in half at 4-2 when he singled to plate Sciara.
However, that was the only offense SVC would muster the rest of the game, as Middlebury held the Mountaineers scoreless over the next six innings. SVC held the Panthers off the board in the second, third, and fourth innings, but Middlebury exploded for two in the fifth, five in the sixth, and four more in the seventh to win the game 15-2.