Baseball Takes Two From La Salle
March 31, 2003
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Junior infielder Matt Reynolds (South Boston, Mass.) went five for nine with three doubles, four runs scored and two runs batted in, to lead the University of Massachusetts baseball team to a pair of wins at La Salle. The Minutemen won the first game (which was the conclusion of a contest started Saturday) 6-3, before claiming a 9-6 victory in the second game. UMass improves to 6-9 overall and 3-3 in Atlantic 10 Conference with the wins, while the Explorers fall to 5-11 overall and 4-2 in Atlantic 10 play.
In the first game, Reynolds went three for four with two doubles and two runs batted in, while senior first baseman Jeff Altieri (Whitinsville, Mass.) was two for two with a pair of walks. Sophomore lefthander Keith Doherty (Quincy, Mass.) earned his first win of the season, allowing only two runs on two hits in 4-2/3 innings before the game was suspended. Sophomore righthander Anthony Gallo (Peabody, Mass.) came on after the delay to pick up the save, giving up only one run on two hits in 2-1/3 innings.
In the second contest, Altieri and junior second baseman Cullan Maumus (New Orleans, La.) both went two for four with two runs batted in to lead the Minutemen. The biggest hit of the game was a two-run double by Maumus in the top of the seventh inning, to break a 6-6 tie. Junior righthander Eric Chown (Fall River, Mass.) picked up the victory despite allowing six runs on 12 hits in six innings, while sophomore lefthander Scott Ratliff (Helendale, Calif.) picked up his third save by throwing a scoreless inning in the bottom of the ninth.
The Minutemen will return to action tomorrow, April 1, when they play host to Sacred Heart at 3:00 p.m.
Massachusetts 6, La Salle 3 R H E Massachusetts 010 032 0 - 6 6 3 La Salle 200 001 0 - 3 4 4 UM: Keith Doherty, Anthony Gallo (5) and Tom Ellerbrook. LS: Anthony Boscaglia, J.P. Petrilla (5) and Brian Oakes. 2B: Matt Reynolds 2 (UM), Brian Oakes (LS). 3B: George Hudock (LS). HR: None. Win: Keith Doherty (1-2). Loss: Anthony Boscaglia (1-1). Save: Anthony Gallo (1).
Massachusetts 9, La Salle 6 R H E Massachusetts (6-9, 3-3 A-10) 000 311 310 - 9 11 1 La Salle (5-11, 4-2 A-10) 300 003 000 - 6 15 2 UM: Eric Chown, Jason Hickey (7), Scott Ratliff (9) and Tom Ellerbrook. LS: Chris Hughes, Scott Gehringer (7), Eric Ruhland (7) and Brian Oakes. 2B: Chris Morgan (UM), Jeff Altieri 2 (UM), Matt Reynolds (UM), Cullan Maumus (UM), Tom Ellerbrook (UM), John Snyder (LS). 3B: Ryan Parfitt (LS). HR: Brian Oakes 2 (LS). Win: Eric Chown (2-2). Loss: Scott Gehringer (1-3). Save: Scott Ratliff (3).