St. Joe's used a balanced attack in game one of a doubleheader scoring one run in the first, four in the third, seven in the fifth and six in the seventh inning to account for the 18 runs in a victory over the Lasers. The first place Monks improved their conference record to 6-1 and proved they are the team to beat in the conference.
The Monks strong defense kept the Lasers at bay by making play after play. Lasell got hits from Josh Sullivan (Rockland, MA), Matt Pitts (Stoneham, MA), Conor Cavanaugh (Quincy, MA), Junior Veija (Randolph, MA), and Carl Lentini (Wilmington, MA). The Lasers continuously put the ball in play, only striking out 4 times, but St. Joe's fielders would always make the play.
Game two was no better for the Lasers, as the Monks scored in every inning except the first to secure a 21-3 victory. With the loss Lasell watches their GNAC record fall to 2-4 and St. Joes continues to stay atop the conference with a 7-1 record.
The game started out looking very good for the Lasers. After a Lentini lead off single, he stole second and then scored on a Cavanaugh single up the middle. Matt Mahoney (Rockland, MA) took the hill for the Lasers in the bottom half of the inning and took care of business, giving up one hit and striking out one.
However, St. Joe's would prove to be to strong as the scored 21 runs in the next 5 innings to take control. Lasell would score another run in the third when Lentini singled and eventually scored on a base hit and then the Lasers scored again in the top of the 7th. Sean Ruderman (Pittsfield, MA) had a lead off single and advanced to second on an error by the pitcher. Sullivan then knocked him in with a single in the outfield gap.
Lentini, Sullivan, and Ruderman lead the Lasers offensively. Lentini went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base, Sullivan was 2 for 4 with and RBI and Ruderman went 2 for 3 with a run scored. Cavanaugh and Mike Mahoney (Rockland, MA) also had hits for Lasell.
Article written by Nick Dubay, Sports Information Intern