WAYNE, N.J. – Eighteen hits, including eight for extra bases, allowed the William Paterson baseball team (21-13) to seize control early and never look back, running away with a 21-0 home victory against Farmingdale State (26-7) April 23.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- A balk and a Frankie Deane fielder's choice plated two Pioneer runs during the home half of the first inning, and sophomore right fielder Danny Carter's grand slam down the left-field line helped make it a 7-0 margin after two frames.
- WP tacked on four more runs during the third inning with a two-run homer down the left-field line by junior third baseman Carlos Perez and a two-RBI double off the wall in left center by sophomore designated hitter Steve Yelin.
- A run-scoring balk and a Steven DiGirolamo RBI-triple made it a 13-0 margin after the fourth.
- The Pioneers batted around in the fifth, producing four more runs thanks to a two-RBI base hit up the middle by sophomore shortstop Greg Cuevas and bases-loaded walks issued to DiGirolamo and freshman pinch hitter Colin Lombardo.
- A DiGirolamo single to right, a Lombardo double down the left-field line and a Vin Dorio double to left center pushed it to a 21-0 advantage after seven innings.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- DiGirolamo went 4-for-5 while tallying two triples, four RBI and three runs scored. Perez finished 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and a pair of runs, while Cuevas was 2-for-4 while driving in two runs and scoring himself four times.
- Senior Jeff Lombardi, Jr. tossed 7.0 shutout innings, scattering three hits and three walks while striking out two (2-0). Sophomore Jake Kavanagh covered the final 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while facing seven batters.
- William Paterson will celebrate Senior Day Thursday, April 25, before its 3:30 p.m. contest against Montclair State.
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