FINAL SCORE: Apprentice School 5, College of St. Joseph's (VT) 2
RECORDS: Apprentice School 26-14; College of St. Joseph's 38-33
SEEDINGS: Apprentice School #5; College of St. Joseph's #6
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Hampton, VA
IN BRIEF: Lee Rossi went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI and Sam Massie threw a complete game three-hitter as The Apprentice School defeated College of St. Joseph's (VT) 5-2 in an elimination game of the 2015 USCAA Championships at War Memorial Stadium.
HOW THEY SCORED
- The Builders broke the scoreboard open in the bottom of the first as they put up five runs on three hits. Opening walks to Brock Harris, Mark Labrador and Ryan Hendrickson loaded the bases in the first three batters. Rossi followed with a single through the left side to plate Harris and Labrador for an early 2-0 lead.
- Christian Burton followed with a single up the middle to score Hendrickson to push the advantage to 3-0. A sacrifice fly from Collin Wilber scored Rossi, while a groundout from Jordan Cowles plated Burton as the Apprentice School took a 5-0 lead after one complete.
- College of St. Joseph's got to Massie in the fifth inning as Colin McLeod opened with a walk and scored on a double from Tyler Demers down the left field line. After a walk to Tyler Pavone on a wild pitch which advanced Demers to third, Nestor Velasquez singled through the left side to score Demers and put the score at 5-2.
BEHIND THE BOX
- Massie threw 4.1 innings of no-hit ball for the Builders before the double by Demers broke that bid. He went the distance to put his record at 5-1 allowing three hits, five walks and struck out six.
- Rossi and Burton were 2-for-3 apiece as Rossi had a two-run single in the first and Burton followed him with his RBI single.
- Three Saints had hits in the fifth inning for the lone shots by College of St. Joseph's. Billy Edenfield took the loss as he didn't get out of the first inning with three walks, one hit and allowing four runs.
Apprentice School faces another St. Joseph's – this time St. Joseph's College-Brooklyn at 4:30 pm Friday.