Baseball drops three, wins one in four game series against St. Lawrence

Posted by Katie Peverada

The men's baseball team went 1-3 over the weekend, with their only victory an 8-5 win on Saturday afternoon.
In the first game Saturday, a 3-4 loss, all three Thoroughbred runs came in the first inning. Leejay Pollacchi '13 started things off with a walk, and then his teammates moved him along as Geoff Green '13, Erik Watkins '14 and Alex Barber '13 hit three consecutive singles. Matty Tatkow '13 then scored Watkins with a sacrifice fly. Green and Watkins each went 2-4 with a run scored, and Watkins also added an RBI. Nick Petrella '15, who ended up going six innings, struck out five, and gave up four runs (one earned) on seven hits. St. Lawrence scored their final run in the fifth inning to go up 4-3.
The Thoroughbreds then went on to score eight runs on 14 hits in the second game, with Watkins again having a strong game. The junior went 4-5, scored three runs and hit an RBI. Barber went 3-5 with three RBIs and scored a run of his own, while Spindel and Pollacchi were both 2-5. Pollacchi again got things started with a leadoff single and scored on an Alex Barber single. Max Martins '13 moved to 2-2 on the year after going 6.2 innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on just three hits. Isaac Forman earned the save in his two innings of relief.

On Sunday, St. Lawrence won both games, beating the Thoroughbreds 2-1 and 7-2. Skidmore dropped to 3-5 in Liberty League play and 6-10 overall.
Matty Tatkow '13 scored Skidmore's only run in the first game off of a Mike Pannozzi '13 single. Skidmore starter Jordan Keysor '13 went 5.2 innings, giving up two earned runs on seven hits. Nick Masterson '16 and Mike LaVita '16 combined to hold the Saints scoreless in the relief effort.
In the second game the Saints went up 1-0 in the first inning and never looked back winning 7-2. Skidmore starter Andrew Bannon '15 pitched four innings, giving up three runs on four hits (two earned). Pollacchi had a strong day at the plate, hitting two doubles, while Geoff Green went 2-5 with a stolen base and Matty Tatkow went 3-5 with two stolen bases. Watkins, Spindel, Pannozzi and Jeremy Selecky '14 each added a hit for the Thoroughbreds.

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