Eldred's six RBI Day leads Brockport Baseball past NYU.
By: Zach Harnischfeger
BROCKPORT, N.Y.--- The Golden Eagles came into this game on a three-game losing streak with the team looking for a spark to get back on track. A great start by pitcher Adam Douglass and a hot bat by outfielder Zach Eldred led the Golden Eagles to a 9-4 victory over New York University.
Outfielder Zach Eldred got the scoring started with a single to left field that drove in outfielder Nicholas Pastore after he walked and stole second base. This put the Golden Eagles up 1-0.
Starting pitcher for the Golden Eagles Adam Douglass pitched five innings giving up zero earned runs, striking out three and allowing four hits.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, first basemen James Houlahan was walked, designated hitter Dave Belsito was hit by a pitch, and Nicholas Pastore singled to load the bases for the Golden Eagles. Eldred then came to bat and hit a Grand Slam homerun over the right field wall to put Brockport up 5-0.
New York University would score their first run of the game in the top of the sixth inning. Infielder Cam Dunn hit a ground ball to Brockport shortstop Justin Pangburn who then flipped it to second basemen Josh Indek for the force out. On the throw to first, Indek spiked the ball into the dirt which got by Houlahan and allowed the runner on second to score. This made it a 5-1 game.
In the bottom of the sixth, Eldred drove in his sixth run of the night on a ground ball to the NYU second basemen, that scored Houlahan from third. The next batter, third basemen Johnny Genau hit an RBI single up the middle to make it 7-1 Golden Eagles after six.
After a leadoff walk to NYU infielder Alex Vanlandingham, who then advanced to second on a wild pitch, outfielder Rob Conklin drove in Vanlandingham on a single to right field to give the Violets their second run of the game.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, first basemen James Houlahan recorded an infield single which drove in Pangburn from third to extend the Brockport lead to 8-2.
The Violets added another run in the top of the eighth to make the score 8-3. In the bottom of the inning, Johnny Genau recorded his second hit and rbi of the day after hitting a single up the middle to drive in Pastore from third.
The Violets added another run in the top of the ninth after infielder Richard Beggy doubled and drove in Dakota Barbet from third. The final score of the game would be 9-4 Golden Eagles.
With the win, The Golden Eagles snap a three-game losing streak and improve their record to 5-6 on the season. The Golden Eagles will look to get back to five hundred when they take on Springfield College on Saturday afternoon at 1:30.