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UMass Baseball Falls At Dayton 6-1

Freshman Andrew Grant pitched five scoreless innings of relief and allowed just two hits in the loss to Dayton.

Freshman Andrew Grant pitched five scoreless innings of relief and allowed just two hits in the loss to Dayton.

May 11, 2012

Box Score

DAYTON, Ohio - The UMass baseball team jumped out in front with a run in the second, but six unanswered by the Flyers carried Dayton past the Minutemen, 6-1 on Friday afternoon at Woerner Field. Following the setback UMass is 19-19 overall, 11-9 in the Atlantic 10, while the Flyers move to 24-27 and 13-7 in the conference.

UMass plated a run in the top of the second to take a 1-0 lead. Senior Tom Conley poked a leadoff single through the right side, was sacrificed over to second, tagged up on a fly ball to move to third and scored on a hard-hit ball back up the middle by sophomore Nik Campero.

In their next turn at bat, though, Dayton promptly tied the score as Zach Stewart dropped a double into right and came home on a two-out single from Robby Sunderman.

The Flyers then took the lead with four runs on three hits in the bottom of the third. Bobby Glover led off the inning with a home run to left, Joe Gayda was hit by a pitch and later scored on a RBI groundout by A.J. Ryan. With two away, Zach Stewart and Jared Broughton drove in Dayton's fourth and fifth runs with RBI singles.

Scoring in a third straight inning, Sunderman led off the Flyers' half of the fourth with a home run to left to increase the margin to 6-1.

Senior Glen Misho took the loss (1-6) for UMass. He went three innings in his start and allowed six runs on eight hits, walked one and struck out one. Tim Bury logged the complete game victory (7-2) for Dayton and allowed one run on seven hits and fanned five.

Conley (2-for-3) and redshirt freshman Adam Picard (2-for-4) combined for four of the Minutemen's seven hits. Brian Blasik finished the afternoon 3-for-4 for the Flyers, Sunderman went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored, while Stewart went 2-for-4, drove in one and scored twice.

 

 

The teams will close out the series tomorrow afternoon, May 12, with game three set for a noon start.

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