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Dartmouth prevails in opener

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Senior Cole O’Connor tossed 7.1 innings of three-run ball and sophomore Max Hunter got the final out on a foul pop to first with the tying run on third to allow Dartmouth (1-0) to win its 2019 season opener on Friday night at UTSA (2-3), 4-3.

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Senior Steffen Torgersen led a 14-hit Big Green attack, going 3-for-4 with an RBI triple, and junior Michael Calamari had two hits and scored twice to bolster the Dartmouth lineup.

O’Connor threw exactly 100 pitches before being relieved with a man on and one out in the eighth with a 4-2 lead by junior Michael Parsons. Taylor Barber nearly knotted the score on Parson’s first pitch, doubling off the wall down the left-field line. But after a sacrifice fly, Parsons got the third out looking at strike three, then gave way to Hunter to start the ninth.

Hunter issued a free pass to the first hitter he faced, and after a sacrifice bunt and a comebacker, the Roadrunners had the tying run 90 feet away. But the southpaw got the three-hole hitter, Bryan Arias, to loft a 2-2 pitch into foul territory over by the Big Green dugout, where Calamari drifted over from his position at first base and secured the final out.

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