FINAL SCORE: Apprentice School 4, Southern Maine CC 1
RECORDS: Apprentice School 15-6, Southern Maine CC 8-9
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Hampton, VA
IN BRIEF: Senior Chris Perry threw six innings of three-hit ball and junior Sam Massie closed the game with an inning of hitless relief for his fifth save of the year as the Apprentice School topped Southern Maine CC 4-1 in a U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association matchup Tuesday night.
ON THE FIELD:
- The Builders broke the scoreless run first in the bottom of the third as with two outs Chris Aldridge laced a single to right field to score Jacob Countiss and Brock Harris who reached on a walk and fielders choice respectively.
- Through the first four innings, Chris Perry had only allowed one walk to Jon Daniszewski in the second inning. He was finally touched for a pair of hits in the fifth as Andrew Rascoe broke up the no-hit bid with a one-out single up the middle. Timothy Anderson forced him out with a ground out before Adam Volkernick stopped the shutout with a run-scoring double.
- In the bottom of the fifth, the Builders answered with two more runs as with one out Christian Burton drilled a double to center-field and Aldridge followed with a walk. Brian Belvin followed with a sacrifice fly to score Burton and allow Aldridge to move to second. Lee Rossi then smacked a single up the middle to score Aldridge for a 4-1 lead.
- Perry closed out his nights work in the sixth after allowing a single to leadoff hitter Owen Kimmel he got a pair of fly outs. Zach Harding finished off the top of the sixth by throwing out Kimmel trying to steal.
- In the seventh, Sam Massie came in and only allowed one base runner on an error. That was quickly erased as Massie picked him off of first. A groundball to third ended the game and gave the hosts a 3-1 win.
BEHIND THE BOXSCORE
- No one for either team had multiple hits as seven Builders had hits along with three SeaWolves.
- Perry saw his record go to 3-1 on the year, while Massie earned his fifth save. He is one away from tying his single-season record he set last year with six.
- SMCC lost an earlier game to Thomas Nelson CC 9-6 and will face TNCC on Wednesday at 6pm at Heritage High School.
NEXT UP – Castleton State College
The Builders start a wild weekend of baseball at War Memorial Stadium when they host Castleton State College on Thursday at 5 pm.
Starting Thursday, ten games will be played at War Memorial Stadium through Sunday afternoon. Other teams coming down this weekend are Tufts University, St. Vincent College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Builders will face MIT on Friday, Castleton again on Saturday and St. Vincent on Sunday before facing Tufts on March 22.
To find the schedule for the weekend at War Memorial Stadium – click here.