FINAL SCORE: Castleton 7, Apprentice School 6
RECORDS: Castleton 5-2; Apprentice School 8-5
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Hampton, VA
IN BRIEF: The baseball team put up a wild ninth inning rally, but fell a run short falling 7-6 on Friday afternoon to Castleton State at War Memorial Stadium.
HOW THEY SCORED
- Castleton opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the top of the first as they took advantage of a pair of Apprentice School errors. Zach Bahan drove in both with a single to shortstop to give the Spartans the early advantage.
- The Builders responded with a pair of runs as Brock Harris started with an infield single and went to second as Mark Labrador reached on an error. After Ryan Hendrickson was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Lee Rossi singled to right field to score Harris and Labrador for a 2-all tie.
- The guests put another run up in the second as with one out as a Tyler Lord groundout scored Nick Patierne who reached on a fielders choice. They also scored one in the fifth as Nick Swim singled to right center and went to second on an error. Bahan followed with an RBI single to score Swim for a 4-2 Castleton lead.
- Apprentice School took advantage of a couple Castleton errors to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth with a pair of runs. Edwin Suarez singled with one out and advanced to third as Thomas Richardson reached on a sacrifice bunt attempt that put him to second on a throwing error. After a fly out, Harris drove in Suarez as he reached on an error. Labrador followed with a single up the middle to score Richardson.
- In the ninth, both teams put up runs as in the top of the ninth RBI singles from Dan Errico and Jimmy Buckley along with a bases loaded walk to Taylor Vile put Castleton ahead 7-4.
- Apprentice School had a ninth inning comeback attempt as run scoring singles from Collin Wilber and Suarez got the hosts within a run, but two runners left stranded.
BEHIND THE BOXSCORE
- Bahan and Hoare had three hits apiece for Castleton, while Bahan drove in three runs. Zac Harrington was the winning pitcher throwing 2.1 innings and allowing one run on no hits.
- Harris, Suarez and Hendrickson all had two hits each for the Builders, while Rossi drove in a pair. James Anthony took the loss throwing 2.2 innings and allowing six hits and three runs.
Due to a potential wet forecast for Saturday, the scheduled 10am game between Tufts and Castleton State was played at 11am on Friday. So, the Builders scheduled game with Saint Vincent College was bumped up to 10am on Saturday.
Pay attention to www.gobuilders.com for more updates on the remainder of the weekend schedule.