Dominant pitching guides Brockport Baseball to third straight win.
By Zach Harnischfeger
BROCKPORT, N.Y.--- The Golden Eagles went up against the Lawrence University Vikings on Sunday morning to close out the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. Starting pitcher Andrew Huffman and reliever Matthew Colucci combined to strike out 17 Viking batters to help lead Brockport to a 5-1 victory.
First basemen Patrick Bigham got things going for Brockport in the bottom of the second inning after he hit a solo homerun over the left field fence. Later in the inning designated hitter Brian Tietgen smacked a single to right field that drove in second basemen Nick Mahar to make it a 2-0 game.
In the top of the fourth inning the Vikings got a run after first basemen Zach Leslie singled and drove in outfielder Jeremey Peddle. This would be the only run the Vikings would score in the game.
In the top of the fifth inning, after a double by outfielder Nick Pastore, outfielder Zach Eldred hit a screaming ground ball that was misplayed by the second baseman and allowed Pastore to score from second. Later in the inning, Eldred scored after stealing home due to the catcher throwing to second base to try and catch Nick Mahar stealing second. This made it 4-1 Brockport.
In the top of the seventh inning, Nick Mahar singled up the middle to bring home Pastore. This made it a 5-1 game which is how the game would end.
Brockport starting pitcher Andrew Huffman pitched five innings, allowing two hits, one unearned run and striking out 12. Pitcher Matthew Colucci, who came in relief for Huffman, pitched four innings, allowing one hit and striking out six batters.
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With the win the Golden Eagles improve to 7-6 on the season. They will look for their fourth win in a row when they travel back up North to take on the University of Rochester on the road on Wednesday evening at 4pm.