Baseball team wins league game over Bates

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 18, 2008
LEWISTON, Maine --- Colin Riggs hit two home runs and Kyle McKay also went deep as the Colby College baseball team had 18 hits on the way to an 11-6 win over Bates College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference East Division game Friday.

Colby (11-10, 1-5 NESCAC East) and Bates (5-15, 1-6 NESCAC East) will play a doubleheader at noon Saturday at Colby's Coombs Field.

Riggs, who scored four runs and drove in four more, was one of four Mules who went 3-5 at the plate, along with John LaMantia, McKay, and Nick Spillane. McKay and Riggs both hit homers in the sixth inning off of Bates reliever Ralph Vitti for a 7-2 lead the Mules didn't relinquish.

Riggs also had a two-out solo homer in the third inning. Spillane drove in four runs for the Mules. Craig Cooper went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

Sam Kennedy-Smith pitched into the sixth inning to earn the win for the Mules. Ryan Murphy worked two innings and Bobby Whelan got the final five outs.

Colby 11, Bates 6

Colby  121#034#000---11#18#5

Bates  101#004#000----6#11#1

Kennedy-Smith (W, 2-2), Ryan Murphy (6), Bobby Whelan (8) and McKay; Sean VanderVliet (L, 3-3), Ralph Vitti (4), Simon Griesbach (6) and Alex Egelson. 2B: Nick Spillane (C). HR: Colin Riggs 2 (C), Kyle McKay (C).

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