Men’s baseball advances to 5-11 so far this season


Justin Schmidt, Staff Writer

Good wins for the University of Hartford’s men’s baseball team on Saturday and Sunday as they played the Hoyas in non-league games. Men’s baseball put up 14 runs in game one, a season high, adding 15 hits, also a season high. This was led by Chris Sullivan putting up five RBI’s and junior Nik Pagan adding three of his own. Most of the runs put up by the Hawks were in the fourth inning. Heading into the inning up 2-1 they put up six runs on five hits. Freshman Donnie Cohoon’s first career home run and a two RBI double by Sullivan put the Hawks up 8-1 which the Hawks would add on six more by the end of the ninth. Game two was a much tighter contest winning 2-1. Junior Nik Pagan hit an RBI double in the first inning, and it was the only score of the outing until the bottom of the eighth when Georgetown tied the game. Senior Drew Holtgrieve threw on the boosters blasting a solo shot down the first baseline putting the Hawks back on top with a 2-1 lead. Freshman Will Nowak closed the door in the bottom of the ninth forcing Freddy Achecar III of Georgetown to ground out securing the 2-1 win for Hartford. Game three of series was another close one for the Hawks as they did all of their damage in the third inning as they put up all four of their runs. Junior Zachary Ardito started the scoring for the Hawks with an RBI single followed by a bases loaded opportunity. Seniors Chris Sullivan and Ashton Bardzell had singles scoring one a piece and junior Nik Pagan scoring the fourth run for the Hawks on a single of his own. The Hoyas put up two of their own in the bottom of the fourth making it a 4-2 score line, which held untill the end of the game resulting in a 4-2 win for Men’s baseball as they improve to (5-11) on the season. Men’s baseball earlier last week played their first American East series of the season against UAlbany taking two of the three games. The Hawks are set to play Uconn on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 3 P.M.