|Bulldogs down Bethel 4-2|
|Tuesday, March 19, 2013|
LEBANON -- Eight Cumberland pitchers allowed just five hits and worked out of jams in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings Tyler Anderson posted two RBIs and Brodie Ross added two hits in a 4-2 victory over Bethel University on a cold and windy Wednesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium.|
Garrett Treadwell tossed two innings in the start for the Bulldogs (19-10-1) and five others worked one inning apiece. Jake Collier (2-1) picked up the win with 1.1 hitless innings of relief, walking one and getting a ground ball to end the fourth inning before starting a run-down to curtail a possible rally in the fifth.
Cumberland scored all four runs in the bottom of the inning thanks to a sacrifice fly from Daniel Harrison, an RBI single by Richie Seaton and Anderson’s two-run double into the leftfield corner. Five of CU’s nine hits in the contest came in that inning and the club had just one other good scoring chance, putting runners on first and third with no outs but failed to score after Hunter Bartlett was thrown out at the plate on a bunt by Chris Hall.
Bethel starter Blake Chandler (2-2) took the loss, giving up four runs on nine hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out two and kept the Bulldogs in check except for the one inning. Michael Brasili and Brett Adams paced the Wildcats (11-11) attack with two hits apiece.
The Wildcats scored first in the game thanks to a pair of hit batters and a walk in the fourth inning.
With two outs Brasili walked and moved to third on a pair of wild pitches by Matthew Sedgwick. Taylor Follis was hit, putting runners on first and third for Brett Adams, who dumped a single down the leftfield line for a 1-0 Bethel lead. Sedgwick hit another batter in the inning before Collier got the final out of the inning.
The Wildcats cut into the lead with a run in the seventh, starting with a leadoff double by Lance Jarreld. Roberson reached on an error by third baseman Anderson, putting runners on the corners, and a groundout by Ferrell plated a run. But Murphy grounded out and Martin Key flied out, ending the inning with the Bulldogs still leading 4-2.
The Bulldogs play 12 straight games on the road after Saturday before returning home April 12.
ON TUESDAY -- Cumberland’s Nick Conley allowed just three hits in a complete game in the opener but 9-ranked Faulkner scored in the final four innings of the second game, as the Bulldogs split a doubleheader Tuesday, March 19 winning 5-1 before falling 8-4 against the Eagles at Stockton Field.
Richie Seaton drove in a pair of runs for the Bulldogs (18-10-1) in the opener and Seaton and Chris Hall each collected a pair of hits in the contest. Daniel Harrison posted three hits and two RBIs and Tyler Alford added a two-run homer in the second game, as CU scored four times in the final inning and nearly got the tying run to the plate after trailing 8-0.
The Bulldogs tied the game in the bottom of the inning after Hall tripled with one out and scored on a wild pitch.
In the fourth Seaton singled and went to second on a sacrifice by Alford. Seaton moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on an infield single by Justin Johnston.
Boudreaux was hit to leadoff the inning and stole second but was gunned down trying to take third. Colby then walked and Cruz singled, putting runners on the corners, before an RBI double by Sergio Sanchez. Ethan Williams followed with a two-run double for a 3-0 Eagles lead.
Sanchez walked with one out in the Faulkner sixth inning and pinch-runner Antonio Kendrick stole second. Williams walked as well and David Bishop doubled home two runs, chasing Rainer from the game. Dauris Holguin’s two-out RBI single gave the Eagles a 7-0 advantage.
The Bulldogs mounted a comeback in the bottom of the inning, starting when Seaton reached on an error. Tyler Anderson singled and Harrison followed with a two-run double. Alford then belted his two-run blast, the second of the year for the sophomore catcher.
With two outs Hall singled and Monson walked, but Ross grounded out to end the game.
Cumberland takes on Bethel University at home on Wednesday at 3 p.m. before hosting St. Catharine College in a three-game this weekend.