MADISON, N.J. – William Paterson (9-3) crossed the plate four times during the final three innings, but the Pioneers' rally came up just short during a 7-6 baseball decision at Drew (5-6) March 19.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- WP touched home first when sophomore catcher Steve Yelin singled in sophomore center fielder Steven DiGirolamo during the top of the first inning.
- The Rangers leveled the score thanks to an error in the second, then jumped ahead by a 3-1 count in the third with a pair of unearned runs.
- A two-out single pushed it to a 4-1 Drew advantage during the home half of the fourth inning.
- Junior second baseman Matt Ferrara doubled in classmate Carlos Perez, making it a 4-2 game in the fifth, but the Rangers plated three runs in the fifth.
- Yelin doubled to right center in the top of the seventh, driving home Ferrara and DiGirolamo for a 7-4 score in the seventh, and DiGirolamo's RBI-single up the middle plated sophomore first baseman Carson Weis to cut the lead to 7-5 during the top of the eighth.
- A one-out error put sophomore right fielder Danny Carter aboard in the ninth, followed by a Weis double down the right-field line and a Dan Abate sac fly to center, creating a 7-6 margin. Perez walked to put runners on the corners with two outs, but a line drive to left field ended WP's comeback hopes.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- DiGirolamo finished 3-for-3 with an RBI, two walks and a pair of runs scored.
- Weis was 3-for-5 while collecting a double and run scored, and Yelin went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI.
- Junior starter Jack DeFouw took the loss (0-1) after surrendering four runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks, striking out four in 4.0 innings of action.
- William Paterson returns home to face Manhattanville Wednesday, March 20, at 3:30 p.m.
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