Keith Doherty Throws Complete Game Shutout As Baseball Downs Miami (Ohio), 4-0
March 15, 2005
BRADENTON, Fla. - The University of Massachusetts (3-6) defeated Miami (Ohio) (4-7), 4-0, on the heels of senior captain Keith Doherty (Quincy, Mass.) who tallied his first win of the season with a complete game, four-hit shutout.
Doherty allowed four hits, four walks, and struck out six batters. The Minutemen were able to score four runs on just five hits to pick up their second win in Florida.
UMass plated two runs in the bottom of the first to take the early lead. After Redhawks pitcher Chris Niro retired the first two batters, sophomore Bryan Adamski (South Deerfield, Mass.) forced a walk. Senior Curt Szado (Monson, Mass.) quickly drove in Adamski when he smashed a double to right center for his team-leading seventh RBI. Szado scored on the next play when freshman Andy Teutken (Smithfield, R.I.) knocked a single down the left field line.
Doherty retired the first eight batters of the game while the offense provided more support in the bottom of the second. Sophomore Travis Munsey (Durham, N.H.) led off the frame with a walk and freshman Ryan Franczek (Chicopee, Mass.) sacrificed him to second on the next play. After sophomore Bill Rankin (Willington, Conn.) walked, Adamski singled up the middle to score pinch runner Sam Boone (Takoma Park, Md.) from second. A misplay by the centerfeilder also allowed Rankin to cross the plate, giving UMass the 4-0 cushion.
Junior Derrick Durepo (Ware, Mass.) went 2-for-4 on the day, while Adamski, Szado, and Teutken all notched an RBI in the win. For the Redhawks, Jason Brown went 2-for-3 with a walk while reliever Bobby Oberschlake threw 5.1 innings, allowing only two hits and striking out five.
The Minutemen return to action on March 16 when they face Bucknell at 10:00 AM.
(Box Score and Updated Stats to come)