FRANKLIN, Mass.- The Dean College Bulldogs swept visiting Becker College in a doubleheader on Saturday, improving their winning streak to 8 in a row and leveling their record at 12-12 for the year. Dean won game one 10-7 and game two 11-6. Connor Callery hit a home run in both games and Javier Garmon came on in relief to earn a save in game one and a win in game two.
Dean fell behind 2-0 in the first but bounced back with 4 in the bottom of the second to take the lead, highlighted by Tristan Spiller's RBI single and subsequent steal of home on a double steal. Dean got 3 more in the third inning with a 2 RBI single from Ponce and a sac fly from Spiller that plated Ponce later in the inning.
A 2 run homer by Nick Herriman in the fourth inched the Hawks closer, but Dean responded with a 2 run homer of their own from Connor Callery in the sixth inning, putting the game out of reach.
Vaibhav Desai took the loss for Becker, dropping to 1-1 on the season. He pitched 2 innings, giving up 5 hits, 7 runs (5 earned), walking 3 and striking out 2.
Victor Paiva got the victory for the Bulldogs. The win improves his record to 3-3 on the year. He pitched 5 innings, allowing 5 hits, 6 runs, 3 walks, and striking out 8. Javier Garmon came on in the sixth and pitched two innings, allowing 1 hit and 1 run and earning a 6-out save.
Two runs from Becker in the top of the 5th, on back to back homeruns from Chris Testa and Tj Sempkowski, cut Dean's lead to 5-4. Another run in the 6th tied the game, but Dean exploded for 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth and escaped with an 11-6 win. The five run sixth was highlighted by a Mitch Leblanc double that scored Daniel Blazejewski and Spiller, and a John Cerretani single that scored Kyle Priest. Cerretani led the Bulldogs with 3 hits and 2 RBI's.
Christian Ponce started the game for Dean, giving up 9 hits and 5 ER while striking out 4. He allowed 3 home runs. Javier Garmon came on again in relief, and earned the win, going three innings and allowing only 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 3.
Daniel Diaz took the loss for Becker, pitching 3.2 innings and giving up 5 hits and 6 ER while striking out six. He is now 1-2 on the year.
Josiah Shepherd led the Hawks from the plate, going 3-3 with 2 runs scored. Evan Barrera also had 3 hits for Becker, while driving in 2.
Dean next plays Monday at Curry at 3:00. Becker plays Tuesday at Elms at 7:00.