Doherty Tosses Eight Innings As Baseball Falls To Army, 3-0
March 20, 2005
TWIN LAKES, Fla. - Senior Keith Doherty (Quincy, Mass.) threw eight innings and allowed three runs, but it was Army (7-5) defeating the University of Massachusetts (3-9), 3-0, under the lights last night at Twin Lakes Park.
For the Black Knights, preseason All-American Nick Hill outdeuled Doherty, also going eight innings but allowing just two hits while striking out eight. Doherty punched out seven.
Hill retired 10 of the first 11 batters and allowed only one player to reach scoring position. The biggest threat the Minutemen posed on the evening came in the bottom of the sixth, when junior Derrick Durepo (Ware, Mass.) forced a walk. Durepo reached third via a groundout and a passed ball, but sophomore Bryan Adamski (South Deerfield, Mass.) grounded out to end the threat.
The first runs of the game were put up in the top of the sixth, when Army's Milan Dinga and Schuyler Williamson smashed back-to-back doubles off of Doherty. The next two batters were retired, but Nate Stone cracked an RBI single to center, plating Williamson.
The Black Knights added an insurance run in the top of the eighth, courtesy of Dinga and Stone again. Dinga reached second after a single and a groundout before Stone drove in his second RBI of the evening with another single to center.
Dinga was 3-for-4 on the day with two runs, while Stone went 2-for-4. UMass, which has scored three runs in the last three games, was led by Adamski, who went 2-for-4. Freshman Andy Teutken (Smithfield, R.I.) notched the other hit for the Minutemen.
UMass finished with a 2-4 record on their southern trip and will now return to New England to face Connecticut on Tuesday, March 22 at 3:00 PM in Storrs.