Baseball falls to St. Lawrence at DeLutis Field
St. Lawrence University scored at least one run in seven out of nine innings and went on to post a 21-9 non-conference win against Hamilton College under the lights at DeLutis Field in Rome, N.Y., on April 15.
Justin Atwood '11 went 3-for-5 with three RBI to lead the Hamilton offense. Atwood is second on the team with a .423 batting average. He has six hits in his last 10 at-bats and has hit safely in nine straight games.
Sam Choate '12, who recorded a single and three runs, leads the team in batting average at .443. Gideon Clark '09 had a single, double, two runs scored and one RBI. Clark has recorded four consecutive multi-hit games and is 9-for-14 during that span.
St. Lawrence University (11-14 overall) took a 6-2 lead after the first inning and never trailed. The Saints added two more runs in the top of the second before Hamilton (11-11) closed the gap to 8-6 with four runs in the bottom half.
Max Currier '10 boomed his first career double with one out and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Clark brought Currier home with a single. Michael Matt '11 plated Clark with another single and the Continentals picked up two unearned runs to close out the inning.
The Saints' steady offensive attack racked up 22 hits. Hamilton managed two runs in the fourth and one in the sixth, but could not catch St. Lawrence.
Michael Caruso '12 started on the mound for Hamilton and pitched through two innings. Caruso gave up six earned runs on eight hits. Jake Saidman '09, Andrew Perkowski '10, Dan Kroening '11 and Stephen Wright '12 pitched in relief. Wright took over for the final inning, struck out two batters and didn't allow a run.
Hamilton hosts Williams College for a New England Small College Athletic Conference West Division series this weekend. The teams will play a single game on Friday, April 17, and a doubleheader on April 18.