BUZZARDS BAY, Mass – Originally scheduled Sunday but moved to Monday due to field conditions, the Buccaneers opened their home schedule against the Nichols College Bison on Monday afternoon at Commodore Hendy Field. Due to low offensive production the Bucs lost to the Bison 12-1.
How It Happened
The first four innings of the game were a pitcher's duel between Buc Starter, John Teehan (Hyde Park, Mass) and Bison starter, Kyle Desjardins (North Granby, Conn) and reliever Andrew Charbonneau (Berlin, Conn) as the teams went scoreless in those four frames. In the fifth, both teams got on the scoreboard, starting with the Bison in the top of the inning, scoring four, three of which which came on a Christian Naccari (Ossining, N.Y.) home run to centerfield. The Bucs scored one run in the bottom of the frame on a bases loaded walk of senior captain Paul Sances (Middleboro, Mass).
The Bison had two more four run innings in the seventh and eighth. In the seventh, Naccari got involved again hitting a two-run double to centerfield. In the eighth, Kyle Bouchard (Fall River, Mass) highlighted the Nichols scoring with a two-run double of his own. Bouchard would then score the 12th run for the visitors later in the inning, capping of a 12-1 victory for the road team in the Bucs home opener.
Inside The Numbers
On the Mound
Mass Maritime: John Teehan (Hyde Park, Mass) (L, 0-1): 6 IP | 3 H | 4 R | 4 ER | 5 BB | 3 K | 1 HR
Nichols: Kyle Desjardins (North Granby, Conn): 3 IP | 3 H | 0 R | 1 BB | 1 K
Nichols: Andrew Charbonneau (Berlin, Conn) (W, 1-0): 1.1 IP | 1 H | 1 R | 1 ER | 1 BB | 2 K
At The Plate
The Buccaneers recorded only five hits in the game, led by sophomore shortstop Dylan Sullo (Acushnet, Mass) who had two in the game.
Ben Paine (Dartmouth, Mass) scored the lone Buccaneers run on the Sances walk.
The Buccaneers left eight runners on base in the game.
Nichols scored their 12 runs on nine hits.
Naccari and Tyler Heenan (Milford, Conn) each recorded multi-hit games for the Bison.
Leadoff hitter Joe Assenza (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) scored three time for the visitors.
Up Next: Mass Maritime is back home tomorrow afternoon to take on Pine Manor College at Commodore Hendy Field at 3:30pm