Skidmore Comes Back To Beat Baseball Team

April 29, 2014

Middlebury dropped a non-league game on Tuesday, falling by a score of 10-8 at Skidmore (10-21) at Castle Diamond. The Panthers (4-21) will be right back in action on Wednesday afternoon when they visit Plymouth State. 

Alex Kelly, Jason Lock, and Garrett Werner each had two hits for the Panthers, who recorded nine singles in the game. Kelly and Lock each scored twice, while Joe MacDonald and Johnny Read both drove in a pair.

Skidmore’s Mat Marino extended his hitting streak to 13 games, going 3-5 with a triple and two runs scored.  Erik Watkins was 3-4 with three RBI, while Jeff Spindel went 3-5 with an RBI, and Stephen Gilbert had a two-run double.

Middlebury got off to a quick start with five runs in the first inning on four singles, an error, and a hit batter. MacDonald had the key hit with a two-run single. 

Skidmore responded with an unearned run in its half of the first, when Misha Holzman reached on a throwing error after a dropped third strike and scored on a Watkins single.

The Thoroughbreds took a 6-5 lead with five-run third inning. Skidmore sent 11 batters to the plate, scoring five runs on four hits, one error and three walks. Watkins, Spindel, and Daniel Dasgupta all had RBI singles.

Skidmore made it 7-5 in the sixth when Marino led off with a triple off the right field fence and scored on a Watkins sac fly. The Thoroughbreds scored an unearned run in the seventh, and tacked on three in the eighth for a 10-5 lead. Gilbert’s two-run double provided the final two runs.

The Panthers pieced together three runs in the ninth on three walks, two hits, and a hit batter. A two-run single to left by Read highlighted the inning.

Thoroughbred catcher Daniel Dasgupta came out from behind the plate to get the final two outs for his fourth save of the season.

Justin Willig got the win in relief. He tossed two scoreless innings with two hits, no walks and two strikeouts. Middlebury starter Eddie DeArias took the loss, lasting 2.1, allowing six runs (two earned) on five hits, two walks, and four strikeouts.