Quinnipiac Takes Down Baseball, 12-6, Despite Two Homer Performance From Twomley
April 26, 2005
HAMDEN, Conn. - The University of Massachusetts (6-26) was downed by Quinnipiac (16-14) this afternoon, 12-6, at Bobcats Field. Co-UMass Athlete of the Week Jason Twomley (Fitchburg, Mass.) continued to swing a hot bat as he belted two more homers, upping his season total to 13, putting him third all-time for a single season and six off of the record.
Twomley has hit four home runs in the last three games. The single-season record is 19 by Bill Knight in 1995, while Aaron Braunstein hit 14 in 1997.
Twomley began the game right where he left off and hit a solo homer over the right-center wall in the top of the first, giving the Minutemen an early 1-0 lead.
The Bobcats came right back in their half of the first and put three runs on the board. A walk and a single by Tim Binkowski put two men on, and then Brien Magee hit a homer to put Quinnipiac up 3-1.
The Bobcats added three more, all with two outs, in the bottom of the second to extend their lead to 6-1. John Delaney began the two-out rally with a double down the line, and then advanced to third on a wild pitch. Ryan Rizzo reached on a fielding error, which scored Delaney. A hits batsman and a wild pitch but two Bobcats on second and third, and then Binkowski plated two more runs with a double to left-center.
UMass added two more in the top of the third. Twomley reached on a fielding error, and then senior Curt Szado (Monson, Mass.) singled him to second. Sophomore Bryan Adamski (South Deerfield, Mass.) walked to load the bases, and then sophomore Michael Weiner (Easton, Conn.) singled up the middle to score two runs, and cut the lead to 6-3.
The Bobcats added a single run in the next two innings to push their lead to 8-3. In the bottom of the sixth, Quinnipiac put the game out of reach by adding four more runs, capped by a solo homer by Binkowski.
The Minutemen did not go down easily as they put up three runs in the top of the ninth. With one out, Twomley clobbered his second homer of the game over the left field fence. Szado was hit by a pitch on the next play, and then Adamski doubled him to third. Weiner again singled up the middle to score the two runs, making the score 12-6
Weiner went 3-for-4 with four RBI while Twomley went 2-for-4 with three runs. Szado went 2-for-3.
For the Bobcats, Binkowski went 3-for-5 with four RBI, while Brien Magee also went 3-for-5 with four RBI. Delaney added two RBI and went 4-for-4.
The Minutemen are right back in action tomorrow when they travel to Boston College, who they faced less than a week ago in the Beanpot. Game time is slated for 3:00 PM.
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