FINAL SCORE: Apprentice School 12, Alfred State 3
RECORDS: Apprentice School 8-3, Alfred State 0-1
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Hampton, VA
IN BRIEF: Four Builders drove in a pair of runs each as the Apprentice School started its March schedule with a 12-3 win over Alfred State in a U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association matchup Saturday morning.
ON THE FIELD: The Builders got on the board quickly scoring three runs in the first inning as Trevin Wilson started with a walk and went to second on an errant pickoff attempt. Brock Harris followed with a single to score him. After Harris stole second and went to third on a wild pitch, Chris Aldridge drew a walk and Brian Belvin drove in Harris with a groundout. Aldridge stole second and went to third on the groundout before scoring on a wild pitch.
Alfred State pushed two across in the top of the second on a fielders choice and the second run scored on a throwing error.
In the fourth, the Builders used a pair of RBI singles from Belvin and Lee Rossi pushed the advantage up to lead 9-2. They tacked on two more in the sixth as Rossi drove in one with a sacrifice fly and Dudley drove in another with an infield single as the lead grew to 11-2.
Alfred State scored on a RBI single from Cullen Franz in the eighth to score Jordan Wheaton who doubled before him as the score was 11-3. The Builders answered in the eighth as Ryan Hendrickson started with a walk and went to second on a walk to Dudley. Cody Norris came to bat and drilled a single through the right side of the infield to score Hendrickson for the final run of the game.
BEHIND THE BOXSCORE
- Harris, Belvin and Richardson all had two hits each for the Builders who had 11 in the day.
- Belvin, Rossi, Dudley and Richardson all drove in two runs apiece.
- Aldridge tied a single-game record with his three stolen bases. He joins eight others who have stolen three bases in a game. Aldridge did the feat last year against Bridgewater State College in Vero Beach, Fla.
- Chris Perry earned his first win of the year with seven solid innings as he allowed five hits and struck out five. Freshman Tim Fisher threw the final two innings and struck out three in his second appearance of the year.
NEXT UP – Alfred State doubleheader
These teams will match up again on Sunday morning for an 11 am doubleheader at War Memorial Stadium.