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Postgame Journal: Northeastern comes back against UNCW in game one; rolls in nightcap

Posted by Joshua Kummins on April 25, 2010

BROOKLINE, Massachusetts (Saturday, April 24, 2010) – The Northeastern Huskies won both games of a CAA doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Friedman Diamond in Brookline as they topped the UNCW Seahawks by 4-3 and 4-1 scores.

NU manufactured their first run in the second inning as senior Frank Compagnone (Winter Springs, FL) scored on a sacrifice fly to make it 1-0.

The Seahawks came back to tie the score in the third inning when senior Michael Rooney (Cary, NC) scored on an RBI single by senior Rhett Miller (Cary, NC). They took the 2-1 lead on a solo home run by redshirt senior Robbie Monday (Elkin, NC) one inning later.

In the seventh inning, freshman Hunter Ridge (Asheboro, NC) hit another solo shot to give Wilmington the two-run lead.

The Huskies came back for the game one win when freshman Logan Gillis (Merrimack, NH) and senior Brendan Stokes (Tewksbury, MA) had one-out hits, but were replaced by pinch runners, who scored to win the game. Rookie Kevin Ferguson (Suffern, NY), running for Gillis, scored on a wild pitch, while fellow freshman Jason Roth (Sudbury, MA), running for Stokes, scored when sophomore Matt Miller (Sudbury, MA) had the game-winning bloop single over the shortstop on his 21st birthday.

Senior Les Williams (Toronto, Ontario) was the winning pitcher for the Huskies as he allowed six hits and three runs, while walking four and whiffing five over eight innings. Sophomore Tyler McSwain (Sophia, NC) did not factor into the decision, but had a good outing of six-hit, two-run ball over 7.1 innings. Junior Stephen Harrold (Raleigh, NC) took the loss as he allowed three hits and two runs over the final inning.

Northeastern kicked off the second game with a bang as freshman Alan Pastyrnak () hit an inside-the-park home run that bounced over the center fielder’s head and rolled all the way to the 435 foot marker in center field. Rookie John Puttress (New Providence, NJ) tripled and scored on an RBI single by Gillis in the second for a 2-0 lead.

The lead was trimmed in half in the top of the fourth on another solo shot by Monday, but the Huskies answered with an RBI double by Pete Castoldi (Marblehead, MA) in the fifth inning.

Puttress led off the seventh inning with his first career home run to left field, which gave NU the 4-1 lead they never looked back upon.

Sophomore Drew Leenhouts (Franklin, MA) got the complete game win as he allowed one bad pitch in the ballgame on six hits and a walk. He struck out a career-high ten batters en route to the victory. Junior Cam Roth (Poquoson, NC) gave up eight hits and four runs over seven innings for the loss.

The teams close the three-game set in Brookline on Sunday at 1 p.m.


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KCT On Campus: Eagles top Huskies to win Beanpot title

Posted by Joshua Kummins on April 22, 2010

Boston College captured their ninth Baseball Beanpot title on Wednesday night. (John Quackenbos)

 After winning a scary first round game against Harvard, which saw a late-inning rally, the Boston College Eagles (20-17) had a much easier road to a 9-3 win over the Northeastern Huskies (7-18) on Wednesday night to capture the 2010 Baseball Beanpot title at Campanelli Stadium.

An RBI triple by Frank Compagnone gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

Andrew Lawrence countered with an RBI triple of his own to tie the score at 1-1 in the second inning.

In the third inning, the Maroon and Gold broke the game open as they put a five spot on the board, thanks in large part to a three-run home run by Anthony Melchionda, his fourth of the year.

Matt Miller took a trot around the bases for the second time this season in the bottom of the inning as he hit a two-run shot to make it a three-run ballgame.

BC closed the scoring in the fourth inning as Mickey Wiswall hit another long three-run home run to give the Eagles a 9-3 lead, which they never gave back.

Starter J.T. Ross took the loss for the Huskies as he allowed six runs and five earned runs, while walking two. It was his fourth loss of the season. Dave Laufer was the winner for the second time this season as he tossed two innings of relief, allowing two hits and two earned runs, while walking one and striking out five.

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Postgame Journal: Northeastern falls to rival Hofstra in 12-inning heartbreaker

Posted by Joshua Kummins on April 3, 2010

Brendan Stokes had two hits and a run scored in Saturday's Northeastern loss.

BROOKLINE, Massachusetts (Saturday, April 3, 2010) – It was a beautiful day for baseball on Saturday at Friedman Diamond, as the Northeastern Huskies and Hofstra Pride played the middle game of a weekend series. In Friday’s game one, the Pride edged the Huskies, 5-2, and won their first CAA game of the season.

Hofstra (8-13, 2-0 CAA) came back to tie the game in the ninth inning and eventually take the lead over Northeastern (6-11, 0-5 CAA) for good, 9-6.

The teams traded runs early in the first and second innings as Matt Miller scored on an sacrifice fly by Tony DiCesare to take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first and then Hofstra answered in the next half-inning with a run coming in the back door on a pick-off.

One swing of Tony DiCesare’s big bat was all the Huskies needed to take the lead in the third as his solo moon shot cleared the right field wall and bounced off the top deck of the press box in right-center. The bomb was the senior’s second of the season.

NU tacked on three more scores in the fourth inning to go up, 5-1, thanks to a two-run, inside-the-park home run by David Gustafson, his second, and an over-the-wall roundtripper by Matt Miller, his first.

Following that sudden burst of offensive production, the Husky bats were silenced as Hofstra scored on in the sixth, one in the eighth and two in the ninth to tie the score and force extra innings.

The teams were shutout in the tenth inning, but HU struck first in extras as they produced a run on two Northeastern errors to take a 6-5 advantage into the bottom of the 11th inning, looking for their second straight win.

Northeastern came back with a two-out rally, sending Alan Pastyrnak, who singled off the pitcher, home to tie the game. That put the winning run at third base, but a groundout sent the game to the 12th inning.

In the 12th, Matt Prokopkowicz gave the Hofstra contingent something to cheer about as he cleared the right field wall for a three-run home run to give the Pride a 9-6 lead.

Closer Andrew Barbarino shut down Northeastern in the bottom of the 12th and gave the Pride their second straight win by the 9-6 count.

Huskies starter Drew Leenhouts was impressive, giving up just five scattered hits and two earned runs over six innings, while walking a pair and whiffing six. Closer Dan Zehr took the losing decision, pitching 3.2 innings of four-hit, three-run baseball and ultimately blowing a save.

On the Pride side, Sean Monaghan was knocked around in the first 3.2 innings as he allowed seven hits and five runs, striking out one. The next three relievers combined for 4.1 innings of shutout baseball. The decision went to Jeff Guthridge, as he gave up just a run on four hits, two walks, and two strikeouts in 2.2 innings. Barbarino notched the save with a hitless ninth to seal the deal.

Hofstra looks for the three-game sweep on Easter Sunday at Friedman Diamond.

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Postgame Journal: Northeastern pounded by Bryant in Sunday series finale

Posted by Joshua Kummins on March 22, 2010

BROOKLINE, Massachusetts (Sunday, March 21, 2010) – We took in our first baseball game of the season on Sunday afternoon, as the Northeastern Huskies faced the Bryant Bulldogs in the finale of a three-game weekend series at Friedman Diamond in Brookline.

Northeastern (6-4) won the first two games of the series on Friday in Brookline and on Saturday at Smithfield, but the Bulldogs (3-11) pounded the Huskies, 16-4.

BU manufactured three straight hits to score a run off the bat in the first inning, before taking a 5-0 lead in the second inning, thanks to three hits and an error.

Northeastern made it a one-run game with all four runs on three hits in the second.

Bryant broke the game open in the middle innings with eight runs in the fourth and sixth innings. They sent 11 men to the plate in the fourth inning, scoring six runs and four hits, as well as a fielding error by the Huskies.

They closed the scorebook with single runs in the eighth and ninth innings. Junior second baseman Zakary Cianciolo hit the game’s only home run to left field in the top of the ninth inning.

Junior first baseman Tim Norton led the Bryant offense, going 3-for-6, with two runs and four RBI, while sophomore Matt Miller led the Huskies with two hits in four at bats, as well as scoring three runs.

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Red Sox: In-between games at City of Palms Park

Posted by Joshua Kummins on March 3, 2010

After an easy 15-0 win over Northeastern, the Red Sox get set for tonight’s second game against Boston College. There is a link for We posted pre-game notes last night and we just put up a game one recap. Game two begins at 6:05 p.m. on NESN.


Gaby Hernandez, who was designated for assignment on Monday, was claimed by Kansas City. He has been a part of three different organizations in the past month.


A very funny moment occured as major league coaching staff member Ino Guerrero got two at bats against NU this afternoon (in a #34 Ortiz jersey). The team was standing on the edge of the dugout and manager Terry Francona said they were rooting for a hamstring pull (jokingly, I hope).

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Sox Summary: Sox come out roaring start against Huskies; cruise to 15-0 win

Posted by Joshua Kummins on March 3, 2010

TONIGHT: Eagles at Red Sox, 6:05 p.m. on NESN

David Ortiz hit a fourth-inning home run against NU senior and Pittsfield native Charly Bashara. (Barry Chin/Boston Globe)

The Northeastern team returned to the outfield after watching the Red Sox pre-game batting practice from up close. (Barry Chin/Boston Globe)

Despite a second-inning base hit off of West Roxbury native Manny Delcarmen (by Northeastern junior outfielder Jeff Dunlap), the Huskies fell to the Boston Red Sox, 15-0, for the seventh straight time. Freshman Kevin Ferguson also doubled for the Huskies’ other hit.

Casey Kelly pitched a perfect inning as the Red Sox starter, while Luis Exposito went 2-for-3, with a pair of runs scored and four RBI for the Red Sox.

The Red Sox look for the doubleheader sweep tonight against Boston College, with newly acquired Boof Bonser taking the ball against Geoff Oxley.

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Spring Training Game Notes: Sox welcome Northeastern and Boston College to City of Palms Park Wednesday after short trip down Edison Ave.

Posted by Joshua Kummins on March 2, 2010

Let the games begin: The Red Sox ended their stay at the Player Development Complex on Tuesday afternoon with an indoor workout, due to the rainy weather. The team will head back down Edison Avenue to host Northeastern and Boston College at City of Palms Park in a split-squad doubleheader on Wednesday.

Keep those paws up and ready: Casey Kelly is set to take the ball against the Northeastern Huskies at 1:05 p.m. The Huskies are 3-1 in the early going, with their only loss coming on Sunday against Kansas State. Junior righty Les Williams, a Toronto native, will have the tough task of facing the Red Sox line-up that will look like this:

Jacoby Ellsbury LF
Bill Hall 3B
Victor Martinez C
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie SS
Lars Anderson 1B
Darnell McDonald RF
Che-Hsuan Lin CF
Gil Velazquez 2B

Soaring past the palm trees: The other half of the squad will take on the Boston College Eagles at 6:05 p.m. in the nightcap of the twinbill. The game will be televised on NESN. BC enters the exhibition game with a 3-3 record, thanks to a series win at Tulane and a win over Missouri by a solid margin. Newly acquired Boof Bonser will toe the rubber for the Red Sox, as opposed to senior Geoff Oxley. The Evansville, IN native will face this Red Sox line-up:

Marco Scutaro SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Adrian Beltre 3B
Jason Varitek C
Jeremy Hermida LF
Tug Hulett DH
Josh Reddick RF
Ryan Kalish CF

Up Next: The Red Sox will merge as one when they begin the Mayor’s Cup series and Grapefruit League play against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday at City of Palms Park. Josh Beckett is scheduled to start for the Red Sox.

Pitching plans: Manager Terry Francona has set his pitching rotation for the first handful of games of Spring Training. He will start Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, and John Lackey in the first three games against the Twins (Thursday-Saturday), while Felix Doubront and Clay Buchholz will face Tampa Bay on Saturday and Baltimore on Sunday, respectively.

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