Baseball Takes Down Sacred Heart
April 28, 2005
AMHERST, Mass. - Massachusetts improved to 7-26 overall after Thursday afternoon's 11-8 win over the Sacred Heart Pioneers. Senior Curt Szado led the Minutemen in the game, going 4-for-5 with a double and two RBI's.
Down 2-0 to start the game, UMass opened up the scoring with a four-run outburst in the bottom of the first. With Jason Twomley stealing second, Szado singled to left for his first RBI of the game, closing the lead to one. Bryan Adamski's double to left kept two on for UMass before Michael Weiner's single to right for his two game RBI's. Bryan Garrity's single brought home Weiner and capped the inning, giving the Minutemen a lead they would not give up through the remainder of the game.
After a two-run fourth, UMass added four additional runs in the sixth on five of a season high 19 hits. With Anthony Santos and Ryan Franczek on base, Bill Rankin's single to left center advanced him to second after the third Sacred Heart error to bring his teammates in. Rankin scored off a Twomley single up the middle and Szado singled to bring in Twomley, making it a 10-3 game.
The Minutemen held for the win despite a four-run burst by the Pioneers in the eighth. David Sullivan, who relieved starting pitcher John Toffey in the third, was credited with the win and is now 2-4 on the season. Keith Doherty made his first save of the season. Alex Rosachi had the loss for Sacred Heart.
UMass is back in action this weekend with a three-game series vs. St. Bonaventure. Saturday's doubleheader begins at Noon. Sunday's nine inning game will also start at 12 p.m. A reminder that you can follow the action on umassathletics.com. Follow each game via gametracker on the schedule/results page.