Bradley defeats Dartmouth
- Updated: March 21, 2019
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Dartmouth was hit up for five runs in two separate innings as Bradley (9-6) evened the three-game series with a 10-2 victory over the Big Green (5-9) on Wednesday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium. Christian Dominguez and Jean-Francois Garon both hit three-run triples to lead the Braves’ 11-hit attack.
Sophomores Logan Adams and Oliver Campbell drove in the runs for Dartmouth, which collected seven hits.
Both starting pitchers lasted 4.2 innings, and freshman left-hander Trystan Sarcone (0-1) was saddled with the loss for surrendering five runs on six hits and four walks while fanning five. Although Sam Lund did not figure in the decision, he gave up only one run in his stint on the mound and all seven Big Green hits.
Picking up the victory out of the bullpen for Bradley was Theron Denlinger (1-0) for pitching 1.1 perfect innings. Ben Olson tossed two hitless frames before Brian Schrimmer got the final three outs while allowing an unearned run.
Bradley loaded the bases in the second when Sarcone battled some wildness, walking two batters and hitting another. Dominguez then drove a pitch into the gap in right-center, clearing the bases for a 3-0 lead. Before the inning was done, the Braves added two RBI singles to boost their lead to five runs.
Lund kept the Big Green off the board until the fifth when junior Blake Crossing and senior Steffen Torgersen led off the stanza with base hits. Sophomore Ubaldo Lopez pushed Crossing to third with a deep fly to left, and Adams got him home with another. After senior Sean Sullivan singled, Lund was replaced by Denlinger, whose first pitch was in the dirt. But catcher Keaton Rice quickly gathered the ball and caught Torgersen in a rundown between second and third to end the threat.
Bradley doubled its total in the seventh on Garon’s triple with the bases loaded followed by RBI doubles off the bats of Dominguez and Luke Shadid.
The other Big Green run came in the ninth on a one-out walk to senior Nate Ostmo, a wild pitch and a passed ball to send pinch runner Kade Kretzschmar to third and an RBI grounder to first by Campbell.
Dominguez finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs, and Garon had a nearly identical day but with three RBIs.
The teams will conclude their series with the rubber game on Thursday morning at Chain of Lakes Park in Winter Haven at 10 a.m.