Men’s baseball compliles thirty hits and then defeats Skidmore

The men’s baseball team concluded their weekend with a two-game sweep of Skidmore on Saturday.

They won their first bout nine to three, behind the arm of pitcher Jake Vesling ’18. Vesling pitched a complete seven inning game, allowing two earned runs on nine hits and gave up two walks and one hit by pitch. He also struck out seven batters and now sits a record of four wins and zero losses for the season.

Sam Back, the pitcher for Skidmore, went two and one third innings, giving up five hits and five earned runs.

Center fielder Joe Ganim ’19 provided important run support for Vesling. Ganim went two for four with three runs batted in and stole two bases for the Dutchmen.

Third baseman Jack Koch ’21 also provided critical run support. Koch went two for three with two runs batted in, a stolen base and reached first twice via hit by pitch. In addition to Koch, Wiley Knight ’19 and Harrison Glatt ’18 provided extra run support for the Dutchman. Knight went one for four with two runs batted in and Glatt went one for three with a two-run double.

Left fielder Anthony Amoroso ’19 went one for four with an RBI double and designated hitter Anthony Labeck ’19 went three for three with one walk and lead the team in runs scored with four. Right behind Labeck was Ganim with three runs scored and Koch, Knight and Glatt with two runs each.

The Dutchman offense finished the game with nine runs on eleven hits and stole three bases. Vesling’s complete game effort along with much run support provided the Dutchman with their first win of the day. The Dutchmen, proved even more effective in their third game scoring thirteen runs on nineteen while amassing seven walks and one stolen base. Second baseman Anthony Amoroso, lead the offensive charge by going five for six, batting in four runners and scoring three runs himself.

Koch also amassed five hits, was walked once, scored four runs and stole a base. Labeck, had his second three hit game of the day, going three for five, while scoring two runs and batting in three.

Dutchman of the Week and shortstop Colin Kelly ’20 went two for five and garnered three RBIs. There were also numerous extra base hits during the game as the Dutchmen demonstrated their hitting power. The Dutchmen had two doubles, hit by Koch and Labeck, and two triples of the bats of Kelly and Koch. Labeck demonstrated his hitting power as he hit the sole home run of the day for the Dutchmen.

These double-digit run support helped pave the way for pitcher Ryan Kuchar ’18 to win his second game of the season. Kuchar went seven innings allowing only one run on four hits while striking out six batters. Kuchar also, only walked one batter as his record improved to two wins and one loss.

In addition to Kuchar relief pitchers Eric Beer ’18 and Charlie Hoover ’21 took the mound for the Dutchmen. Beer went one inning and allowed one run on three hits while walking one. Hoover pitched scoreless one inning allowing no hits and striking out one.

Their second victorious effort of the day improved their total season record to seventeen wins and five losses and gave them a Liberty League conference record of nine and three.

They will look to continue their winning streak Tuesday, April 18 as they take the road to face of against SUNY Plattsburgh.

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