Twomley Homers Again As Baseball Loses To Xavier, 18-3
March 27, 2005
CINCINNATI, Ohio - Senior Jason Twomley (Fitchburg, Mass.) homered for the third time this weekend, but Xavier (8-16, 3-3 A-10) hammered the University of Massachusetts (3-13, 0-3 A-10), 18-3, in the final game of a three-game series at Hayden Field.
Twomley belted two home runs in the second game of a doubleheader yesterday, and went 2-for-4 in today's contest. Sophomore Bryan Adamski (South Deerfield, Mass.) chipped in with his first home run of the season, but the Musketeers knocked UMass pitching around for 18 hits to sweep the series.
The Minutemen opened the game with a run in the first inning for the third straight game. Twomley led off the game with a single up the middle and sophomore Bill Rankin (Willington, Conn.) reached on a throwing error by the pitcher. Freshman Michael Weiner (Easton, Conn.) drove in Twomley with a single after Adamski sacrificed the runners to second and third.
Junior Jeremy Demers (Southampton, Mass.) retired the side in order in the bottom of the first, but Xavier blew the game open in the second with seven runs. The Musketeers benefited from two homers from Chris Lozan and Sean Brewer and scored five runs with two outs in the inning.
In the top of the third, Adamski hit a shot over the left-center wall, making the score 7-2.
Xavier plated 11 runs in the fourth and fifth, putting the game out of reach. In the fifth, Jordan Wolf drove in two runs with a single to center. In the sixth, Brewer doubled to lead off the frame. Brett Smith smashed a triple to score Brewer, and then Adam Lipski cleared the bases with a homer down the right field line.
Brewer went 3-for-4 in the game with four RBI and three runs scored. Jay Johnson, Collin Salzenstein, Lipski, Lozan, and Wolf all drove in two runs apiece.
Twomley capped the scoring in the game when he drove his home run over the right-center wall. For the series, Twomley was 7-10 with three homers and three RBI. Twomley also scored six times and had an OPS (on-base plus slugging) of 2.427 as he slugged at a 1.700 clip and had an on-base percentage of .727.
The lone bright spot on the mound for UMass was freshman Brent Tarasuik (Lynn, Mass.), who pitched 3.0 innings of relief, scattering three hits and striking out two.
The Minutemen open up their home schedule with a non-conference matchup against Sacred Heart on Tuesday, March 29 at 3:00 PM on Earl Lorden Field.
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