FRANKLIN, Mass- The Dean College Bulldogs won game one 12-3 and tied game two 2-2 against Eastern Nazarene on Wednesday on Longley Field. The result improves the Bulldogs record to 13-13-1 on the season, while the Lions fell to 10-14-1.
Dean jumped out to a 2-1 lead after one inning on a Connor Callery two run double. The Bulldogs busted through for 3 more in the bottom of the second, when Christopher Wood drove in Javier Garmon, Ivan Vazquez singled in Wood and Callery scored Kyle Priest on a RBI single.
Big time power hitting by the Bulldogs in the sixth inning put the game out of reach. Vazquez started the scoring with a 2 run dinger. Mitch Leblanc followed with a double plating Daniel Blazejewski. Then, Timothy Lombardi and Tristan Spiller hit back to back RBI doubles, scoring Leblanc and Lombardi.
Jose Quiroz got the win for Dean, improving his record to 2-1 on the season. He pitched a compelte game, giving up seven hits and three runs while striking out five and walking two.
Vazquez and Priest led Dean with three hits each, with Priest scoring three runs and Vazquez driving in three. Blazejewski and Wood both went 2-4. Blazewjewski had three RBI and Wood had one and three runs scored.
The second game was a pitcher's duel, with both teams sending two pitchers to the mound and all four pitching well. Garmon started the Bulldogs, scattering nine hits over five innings and allowing two runs while striking out five.
Dean took the lead in the second on an RBI double by Retsyn Ootton that scored Lombardi. Eastern Nazarene responded with a run in the top of the third to knot the game at one. Dean took the lead again in the bottom of the inning when Lombardi reached on an error scoring Leblanc. The Lions again bounced back, scoring off an error in the bottom of the fourth to knot the score at 2.
Sturdy pitching from both sides kept the game scoreless the rest of the way until it was called due to darkness.
In addition to Garmon's strong outing, Victor Paiva JR came on in relief and pitched three innings, surrending one hit and no runs. He struck out four and walked one.