Baseball picks up win over St. Lawrence

Grady Vigneau '10
Grady Vigneau '10
Hamilton College scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back as the Continentals went on to defeat St. Lawrence University, 17-10, in a non-conference game at Duffy Fairgrounds in Watertown, N.Y., on April 21.
Hamilton (7-20 overall) had 20 hits, nine walks and two hit batsmen in their biggest offensive day of the season. The hit and run totals were the most for the Continentals since they put up 19 runs and 23 hits against Utica College on April 14, 2009.
Alex Augustyn ‘10 started on the mound for Hamilton. Augustyn pitched two innings, allowed four earned runs on five hits and struck out two. Eli McCargar ’10 came in for the next two innings and was credited with his first collegiate victory. McCargar allowed three earned runs on three hits with one strikeout.
Nzaba Fonseca-Sabune ‘12 came on to pitch in the fifth, and allowed one run on two walks in 1.1 innings. John Wulf ‘12 took over in the sixth inning and struck out two, walked two and only allowed one hit in 1.2 innings. John Summa ‘12 and Stephen Wright ‘12 combined to get the final six outs.
Grady Vigneau ‘10 tallied three doubles and a game-high five RBI. Kevin Prindle ‘13 was 3-for-4 with three RBI. Augustyn was also 3-for-4 with his ninth double and two RBI. Wes Mayberry ‘11 singled, doubled and drove in a run.

Dan Peters ‘13 was 5-for-6 with a triple and one RBI. Peters' five hits are the most in one game by a Hamilton player since Jim Nolan '07 also had five against Utica back on April 18, 2006. Joe Buicko ’11 finished with three hits and one RBI.
The Saints’ starting pitcher walked the first three batters he faced and then hit Prindle to force in one run. Vigneau doubled down the right field line to clear the bases and Peters followed with a triple to center field for a 5-0 lead. Sam Fuentes ‘13 flew to right field, driving in Peters with a sacrifice fly. The Continentals came out of the top of the first with a 6-0 lead.
The Saints (14-13) came back with four in the bottom of the first. Hamilton made it 8-4 with two in the top of the second as a walk, Mayberry’s double and a two-run single by Prindle produced the runs. The Continentals tagged on another run in the top of the fourth on a walk and Vigneau’s second double of the night.
The Saints got back to within two in the bottom of the fourth on a three-run homer to left, but Hamilton went up 10-7 in the top of the fifth on Augustyn’s run-scoring single. Two walks, a double steal and a sacrifice fly cut the Hamilton lead to 10-8 in the bottom of the sixth.
Hamilton came right back with five in the top of the seventh when leadoff hitter Buicko singled, was sacrificed to second and scored on Mayberry’s single. Mayberry came around on Prindle’s single and an outfield error. Vigneau doubled to drive in Prindle and two walks with the bases loaded made it 15-8.
The Saints scored one run in the bottom of the eighth to cut the Hamilton lead to 15-9, but Buicko got that one back with a run-scoring single in the top of the ninth. Augustyn singled through the infield to score Michael Matt '11, who had reached base on a walk, to make it 17-9. The Saints added one more run in their final at-bat for the final margin.
The Continentals host Middlebury College for a New England Small College Athletic Conference West Division weekend series. The teams play a single game on Friday, April 23, and a doubleheader on Saturday, April 24.
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