Lasers Soar Past Falcons
Written by: Matt Todd, Sports Information Assistant
West Haven, CT – Behind a stellar performance from senior outfielder Conor Cavanagh(Quincy, MA), the Lasell College baseball team swept both games of a doubleheader on the road Sunday against Albertus Magnus College at Quigley Stadium in West Haven, Connecticut. The Lasers took game one of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) doubleheader 7-3, and rolled in game two, by a score of 8-2.
Game one saw outstanding performances by Cavanagh and Bobby Stachura (Middletown, CT). The Lasers quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Cavanagh in the top of the first inning. The lead would not last long, as the Falcons came back to tie the ball game shortly after on a Matt Caputo (East Haven, CT) RBI single in the bottom half of the inning. The Lasers would grab the lead for good in the fifth inning. An RBI single by Stachura and an RBI triple by pitcher Joshua Sullivan (Rockland, MA) would give Lasell a 4-2 lead. The Lasers added three more insurance runs in the sixth inning as Stachura and Cavanagh each produced runs in the inning. Stachura came through with a base hit that scored Andrew Pompeo (Hingham, MA) and Cavanagh struck a two-run double which would give the Lasers the 7-3 lead.
Sullivan completed all seven innings on the mound for Lasell in the 7-3 victory securing his third win of the season. Sullivan only relinquished three earned runs in his performance, while striking out four Falcons.
In game two of the afternoon, Lasell would quickly roll out of the gate with a 7-0 lead after just the second inning. The Lasers plated the first of two runs in the first inning on an RBI double by Cavanagh. Cavanagh would score the final run of the first inning after Christopher Pittman (Brockton, MA) reached base on an error. Five runs would be scored in the second inning to provide the Lasers with a 7-0 cushion. In the inning, Corey Michel (Rochester, NH) produced an RBI single and Stachura ripped an RBI double in the later part of the inning. Cavanagh would put the Lasers over the top when he launched a two-run homerun, his third homerun of the season, which gave Lasell their 7-0 lead after just two innings. Cavanagh added to his outstanding performance on the afternoon when he recorded an RBI triple in the top of the sixth inning.
The Falcons scored their only runs of game two in the sixth inning on a two-run triple by Caputo.
Lasell starting pitcher Matthew Pitts (Stoneham, MA) tossed a great game for the Lasers in game two. Pitts picked up the victory pitching six innings, while only surrendering two earned runs. Pitts did not walk any Falcon hitters on the afternoon and tallied eight strikeouts.
The two GNAC victories give Lasell a 4-4 record in conference action and a 14-10 record overall. The Lasers will next take the field on Tuesday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. on the campus of Lesley University at Trum Field.