Not Quite Enough
March 31, 2010
EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette pitching staff turned in one of its better performances of the season but unfortunately the offense could not muster enough support as the team fell 3-2 against NJIT.
Four Leopard pitchers combined to surrender just nine hits and three runs, led by starter Jeremy Atkins, who went three innings and gave up only one run on four hits while striking out three. Sean McGrath, John Gentile and Jeff Snell all pitched two innings apiece in relief. Gentile and Snell gave up only two hits between them.
NJIT starter Bobby Wyrwa pitched a complete-game, two-run game. He scattered nine hits over his nine innings of work without walking a batter.
The Leopards (3-13) put a run on the board in their half of the first on Hall's RBI single through the right side which allowed Pisarri to score after he reached on a single.
The Highlanders (4-15) made it a tie game a run in the third, their first of the afternoon.
They tacked on a run in the fifth off McGrath on Teddy Bickert's single to center that scored Matt Tomczyk who had led off the inning with a double.
Gentile gave up the Highlanders' third and final run of the afternoon in the seventh on a RBI groundout.
Lafayette was not ready to call it a day, however. Hall led off the ninth with a double to right center and Alex Bechta followed with a single to first that allowed Hall to advance to third. Hall scored on an Adam McMahon double play ball but Matt Fenster ended the game with a groundout to Wyrwa.
The Leopards travel to Delaware on Thursday for a 3 p.m. game in the first round of the Liberty Bell Classic.
They return home this weekend to open Patriot League play against Bucknell. The teams will play doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday with first pitch for both days slated for noon. Sunday's game can be seen live on LSN All-Access on GoLeopards.com.
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