UMass Baseball Drops Doubleheader At Lamar
March 9, 2013
BEAUMONT, Texas - The UMass baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to Lamar on Saturday, falling 10-2 and 8-0 at Vincent-Beck Stadium. Following the setbacks, the Minutemen are now 1-5 on the year, while the Cardinals improve to 14-2.
UMass struck first in game one, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth. Senior Anthony Serino legged out an infield single, stole second and came home on an RBI single to center by redshirt sophomore Adam Picard.
Lamar leveled the score in the bottom of the fifth after Seth Dornak was hit by a pitch with one away and Garret Autrey drove him in with a single to center.
The Minutemen then climbed back on top, 2-1, in the sixth. Serino logged his second infield hit of the afternoon and junior Nik Campero plated him with a double to left.
However, the Cardinals promptly tied the score in their next turn at bat. Jude Vidrine dropped a leadoff double into right center and scored on a single to center off the bat of Brad Picha.
Lamar then proceeded to break the game open with seven runs on four hits in the bottom of the seventh, sending 12 batters to the plate in the frame. The Cardinals capped off the scoring in the eighth when a leadoff walk came around.
Freshman Mason Trubey took the loss (0-1) after allowing four runs on four hits and walking three without retiring a batter. Chapman earned the win (3-0) for Lamar, tossing seven innings in his start and surrendering two runs on five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts.
Serino finished the contest with two of UMass' six hits and scored both runs. Vidrine and Picha led the way for the Cardinals offensively, batting 4-for-5 and 3-for-4, respectively. Picha contributed two RBI and scored once, as well.
In game two, Lamar scored one run in the first, one in the second and two in the fourth, fifth and seventh. Junior Rob McLam had the lone hit for the Minutemen, a single to left in the fourth inning.
Sophomore Andrew Grant suffered the loss (0-1) for UMass, letting up six runs, five earned, on seven hits with six walks and five strikeouts in 4.1 innings on the mound. Dziedizc collected the victory (2-1) for the Cardinals as he threw 7.2 shutout innings and allowed one hit with two walks and 12 strikeouts.
The teams will close out the weekend series with game four tomorrow, Mar. 10, at noon.