Twomley's Four Hits Not Enough As Baseball Loses To Fordham, 8-4
April 24, 2005
JAMAICA, N.Y. - The University of Massachusetts (6-25, 2-10 A-10) dropped the series finale to Fordham (26-15, 10-5 A-10), 8-4, this afternoon in New York. Senior Jason Twomley (Fitchburg, Mass.) went 4-for-5 on the day, with a triple, home run, and two RBI.
The Rams opened the scoring when Jeremy Bourgeois led off the second inning with a homer to left center. John Mollicone then singled and reached third after an error and a fielder's choice. Kevin Brush was able to drive a single into right, scoring Mollicone and putting Fordham up 2-0.
In the third, Greg Smith led off with a double for the Rams. Another fielding error allowed Mollicone to reach safely and also scored Smith.
The Minutemen responded with two runs in the fourth and the fifth. Twomley led off the fourth with a triple to left center. Sophomore Bryan Adamski (South Deerfield, Mass.) reached on a fielding error which scored Twomley. Sophomore Michael Weiner (Easton, Conn.) and freshman Bryan Garrity (Peabody, Mass.) both singled to load the bases. Sophomore Anthony Santos (Chelmsford, Mass.) then slapped an infield single, scoring Adamski and cutting the lead to one, 3-2.
Fordham added another run in their half of the fourth, when Brush scored on an error after leading off the inning with a triple.
UMass deadlocked the game in the fifth when Twomley launched his 11th homer of the season after Garrity had led off the game with a single.
Fordham put up two runs in the sixth which proved to be the game-winners. Rich Goulian doubled to left and then advanced to third on a groundout. On the next play, Goulian stole home to give Fordham the lead, 5-4. The Rams were not done, as Tim Short doubled on the next play, and Smith drove him in with a single down the right field line.
In the eighth, Fordham put the game out of reach by adding two more insurance runs, pushing the score to 8-4.
Sophomore Bill Rankin (Willington, Conn.) and Weiner both registered two hits for the Minutemen.
For the Rams, Smith went 3-for-5 with two RBI while Bourgeois also had two hits and two RBI.
UMass is back in action when it travels to Hamden, Conn. on Tuesday, April 26 to face Quinnipiac in a non-conference tilt. Game time is slated for 3:00 PM.