Baseball Explodes For 15 Runs In Win Over Siena
May 3, 2005
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Massachusetts (9-28) used 16 hits to plate 15 runs in a 15-10 win over Siena (20-18) this afternoon at Siena Field. Freshman Bryan Garrity (Peabody, Mass.) went 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs to lead the Minutemen offense to the win to snap Siena's nine-game winning streak.
Sophomore Bryan Adamski (South Deerfield, Mass.) and freshman Andy Teutken (Smithfield, R.I.) both knocked home runs in the win. The homers were Adamski's fourth of the season, while Teutken hit his first-career round tripper.
The Minutemen scored a run in all but two innings while Siena used a six and four-run outburst in the third and eighth innings, respectively, to score their runs.
The Minutemen went into the bottom of the eighth inning up 10-6. With two outs and men on first and second, a hits batsman loaded the bases. Matt Gidaly drove in the first run of the inning with an infield single, and then Chris Klepps walked to make the score 10-8. Eric Hildenbrand then took an 0-2 pitch to center field to tie the game at 10-10 entering the ninth.
UMass came right back in the top of the ninth and put up five runs to put the game out of reach. Adamski started the rally with a single to left, and then freshman Brent Tarasuik (Lynn, Mass.) forced a walk. On the next play, a throwing error by the third baseman allowed Teutken to reach third and plated the other two runners. Another miscue, a balk, allowed Teutken to score to put UMass up 13-10. Freshman Ryan Franczek (Chicopee, Mass.) and sophomore Anthony Santos (Chelmsford, Mass.) both singled to continue the inning, and then a sacrifice by sophomore Bill Rankin (Willington, Conn.) scored the fourth run of the inning. Garrity then singled in the final run of the game.
With the sacrifice, Rankin now has a season total of 14, which ties him for the most in a single season with Cullan Maumus, who did it in 2003.
Freshman Aaron Smith (Westfield, Mass.) picked up the win for the Minutemen, throwing 1.1 innings of scoreless ball while allowing one hit.
UMass plays its fifth game in four days tomorrow when it travels to Vermont for a non-conference tilt in Montpelier that is slated to begin at 3:00 PM.