Baseball splits games with Plymouth State

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: May 2, 2010
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Ryan Conlon

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College's Matt Moore (Winfield, Ill.) pitched a complete game in his final collegiate game with the Mules in a 9-3 win in the opener, but Plymouth State got a solid pitching performance from Bobby Chatfield (Sharon, Conn.) in the nightcap in a 7-5 win at Coombs Field on Sunday.

The Mules end the season at 13-16 overall, while Plymouth State stands at 8-26.

Moore finished the season at 4-1 with two strikeouts and no walks while allowing eight hits. He received run support when the Mules scored eight times in the first two innings. Richard Newton (Arlington, Mass.) had an RBI double and Mike Mastrocola (Southbury, Conn.) added an RBI groundout for two runs in the first inning. Colby sent 11 batters to the plate and scored six runs in the second inning. Kenneth Kaufman (Lexington, Mass.), Ryan Conlon (Ridgefield, Conn.), Mastrocola, and John LaMantia (Gates Mills, Ohio) all had RBI singles in the inning and Newton had a sacrifice fly.

Conlon, the NESCAC's leading hitter in 2008, finished his career with 115 hits at Colby. LaMantia, who had a .343 batting average this year, had 110 career hits and also had his best season in 2008 with a .410 average.

Plymouth State bounced back with its three runs in the third inning on a three-run homer by Mike Cappiello (Westfield, N.J.).  

The Mules added their final run in the fifth inning when Nikolas Atsalis (West Hyannis Port, Mass.) reached on a fielder's choice, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored on Kaufman's RBI groundout.

In the second game, Chatfield worked six innings and allowed just one earned run. Rew Wilson (Niantic, Conn.) earned his second save for PSU.

Bryant Lausberg (Somersworth, N.H.) had two hits, two RBI, and scored a run for the Panthers. Steve Picco (Marshfield, Mass.) added two hits and two runs, while David Tammaro (Cheshire, Conn.) had two hits and two RBI.

John Lerner (Canton, Mass.) smacked a two-run homer among his two hits and scored three runs for Colby. Mastrocola also had two hits and drove in two runs, while Taro Gold (Belmont, Mass.) had two hits.

Colby 9, Plymouth State 3 (1st game)

Plymouth State...... 003 000 0 -  3  8  0     

Colby............... 260 010 X -  9 10  1     

Pitchers: Plymouth State - C. Bryant. Colby - M. Moore. Win-M. Moore(4-1)  Loss-C. Bryant(1-3). HR PSU - M. Cappiello.

Plymouth State 7, Colby 5 (2nd game)

Plymouth State...... 011 202 1 -  7  9  1    

Colby............... 102 000 2 -  5  6  2     

Pitchers: Plymouth State - B. Chatfield; R. Wilson (7). Colby - D. Morrill;  N.Sugarbaker (4); B. Hesslein (6); W. Hartigan (6). Win-B. Chatfield(1-3)  Save-R. Wilson(2)  Loss-D. Morrill(2-5). HR: Colby -- J. Lerner.


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