BRIDGEWATER, Mass – The Buccaneer baseball team travelled up the road to Bridgewater State on Wednesday for a midweek conference clash with the Bears, the first of three games between the two on the season. The first of the three games in the season series went to the Bears, 13-5.
How It Happened
Maritime scored first in the top of the third inning on a double steal in which Paul Sances (Middleboro, Mass) stole home. The lead didn't last long for the Bucs as the Bears scored four runs in the bottom of the third frame. Bridgewater opened the lead to seven runs in the fourth scoring four more.
In the top of the fifth, Ben Paine (Dartmouth, Mass) hit his first career home run, a solo shot to left to pull within six runs. In the bottom of the inning, the Bears plated two runs to run the score to 10-2 and would add three more in the bottom of the sixth.
Down 13-2, the Bucs held the Bears to the 13 runs and attempted a comeback in the eighth and ninth scoring once in the eighth and twice in the ninth but that is where it ended as the Bears closed out the 13-5 MASCAC win.
Inside The Numbers
On The Mound
Bridgewater State: Alex McGrath (W, 1-0): 6 IP | 4 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 3 BB | 6 K
Bridgewater State: Trevor Dennett (Sv, 1): 3 IP | 5 H | 3 R | 1 R | 0 ER | 0 BB | 3 K
Mass Maritime: Colin Thoener (Foxborough, Mass) (L, 1-2): 3.1 IP | 9 H | 8 R | 6 ER | 1 BB | 1 K
At The Plate
Maritime went 9-for-35 at the plate. Marley Dembitzki (North Dartmouth, Mass) accounted for four of the nine Buc hits and drove in a run and scored once.
Buc hitters walked three times, struck out nine and left seven runners on base.
Bridgewater hitters were 13-for-36 at the plate. Four hitters had two hits in the game.
Ruben Gonzalez drove in a game high four runs. Kevin Bresciani drove in three runs for the Bears.
The Bears drew eight walks, three by Michael Catanoso alone, struck out just once and left nine runners on base.
The Buccaneers open a three game MASCAC series with Salem State on Friday afternoon at 3:30 pm in Salem before returning home to host Salem in a double header on Saturday beginning at 12pm.