Mar 15, 2011 | Dan Thompson | 303 views
Terriers Wrap Up March Break Trip With Dh At Al Lang Stadium
A doubleheader versus the University of Tampa Spartans (Varsity) was on the slate for the final day of the Terriers spring break trip to Florida.
Fireballer Mike Clouthier took to the mound in game one on this bright sunny (27 • C) day in downtown St.Peterbourg. Mike got three innings of solid work in, striking out five.
The Spartans got off to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but the SRs bounced back in the top of the second with a run of their own.
The run was generated by a one out Jordon Mountford single, followed by a David Head single. Mountford would later score on a Steve Jannetta RBI fielders choice.
In the top of the third, Blair Gignac worked a one out walk, stole second and scored on a Brian Doran RBI single to right. Brian has been on fire at the plate this week, hitting over .650 versus the college competition.
The Terriers extended their lead to 3-1 later in the inning on a Cole Peragine RBI single, scoring Doran.
Tampa answered in the bottom of the inning to pull ahead 4-3, but the scrappy Terriers bounced right back in the fourth with two runs of their own. Hits by David Head and Steve Jannetta lead to a clutch two out , two RBI single by Blair Gignac to put the dogs up 5-4 for reliever Eric Hall.
In the bottom half of the fifth Tampa pulled ahead for good with a three run rally. The Terriers scratched for a run in the sixth to pull within one, but came up on the short end of a 7-6 Spartan victory. This was a very well played early season game.
In game two the Spartans got to right hander Alex Gagne early, scoring three runs in the first two innings. The Terriers did bounce back with two runs of their own in the second with singles from Cole Peragine and Brian Doran. A clutch two out, 2 RBI shot to center field by third baseman David Head scored both. 3-2 Spartans after two complete.
The Terriers mounted a mini rally in the bottom of the second when Mattingly Romanin smacked a one out double down the left field line. That was followed by a Cole Peragine single, advancing Romanin to third. Unfortunately the rally was snuffed on a 4-6-3 double play by the Spartans.
Lefty Steven Dressler entered the game in the top of the third, struck out two but allowed two more runs as the University of Tampa pulled out to a 5-2 lead. Steven had a solid fourth inning and recorded one out in the fifth before handing the ball off to righthander Zach Webster.
Zach kept the Terriers close, over the next three innings, strucking out the side in the seventh. The offense closed the gap to 5-3 on hits by Jordon Mountford (1b) and Mattingly Romanin (1b,rbi), but that is as close as the Terriers would come.
All three teams return home Thursday and will continue to work out at The Baseball Zone until the PBLO season opens in May.