FORT MYERS, FL – The Vassar College baseball team split a pair of games on Sunday, defeating the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham (FDU) Devils 13-6, before falling 6-3 to the Otterbein College Cardinals.
Vassar Baseball showed off their depth today by starting 15 different players. The Brewers scored 13 runs enroute to a game one victory led by Matt McGannon who pitched five innings scattering three hits, giving up one run and striking out six.
The Brewers got on the board in the first inning off a Brent Shimoda RBI single. The Brewers scored three more runs in the second inning, off a Taylor Blough double while Daniel Bonfiglio drove in Cameron Skudin and a Matt Schwartz single rounding out the inning.
The Devils made their debut on the board in the bottom of the second.
After the Devils got on the board in the bottom of the second, the Brewers plated two more runs in the sixth to make it 6-1. However, the Devils also connected scoring three run before ending the inning. Vassar would score two more runs in the seventh and eighth innings before exploding in the ninth, securing five runs off a fielder’s choice and RBIs from Bryan Rubin, Bonfiglio, Martino, and Shimoda.
Blough notched two hits, four runs and two RBIs while Martino collected three hits and three RBIs and Shimoda had two hits and two RBIs. Jesse Mulham also had three hits, and he scored three runs.
In their second game of the day, the Brewers didn’t fare as well.
Game two was a hard fought game led by Max Spencer who pitched into the sixth inning scattering five singles, striking out four and giving up only one earned run.
Vassar scored first off a Robert Pinataro double to center field in the first, though the lead did not last long as Otterbein scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth. The Brewers responded in their next at bat on a Pinataro homer to left field and a Cardinals error that made it 3-2 in favor of Vassar.
However, Otterbein would score one off a single in the sixth inning and an additional three more in the seventh to close out the game.
Pinataro went 2-3 with a double, homerun and a walk. Further, after a stellar pitching performance in game one, McGannon played short stop in game two and picked up right where he left off ripping two hits up the middle.
Vassar would send out four pitchers to the mound, with Logan Willans taking the loss.