LOWELL, Mass.– The Hartford baseball group removed an eight-run deficit, storming back to defeat UMass Lowell, 13-12, in 10 innings on Easter Sunday. Derek Tenney had an exceptional video game, going 4-of-6 at the plate with five RBI, consisting of the winning solo homerun in the 10th. With the outcome, the Hawks leap to 5-24 general and 4-11 in the America East, while the River Hawks drop to 14-19 total and 7-8 in conference play.
HARTFORD 13, UMASS LOWELL 12 (10 inn.).
UMass Lowell would begin the video game off strong, taking a 7-0 lead after the first. The Hawks squandered little time responding, addressing with three runs in the top of the second. Jake Santiago led off the inning with a double down the right field line prior to advancing to third on a wild pitch. Noah Rivera drew a walk putting runners on the corners, allowing Kevin Koziol to rip a double to the left field gap, scoring Santiago and cutting into the River Hawks lead. In the next at-bat, Joseph Woronick singled to left, plating Rivera and making the score 7-2. Devin Kellogg kept the run parade going, releasing a sac fly, enabling Koziol to score and bring the Hawks within four, 7-3.
The River Hawks would tack one two more runs in the next 2 innings, setting up another three-run rally for Hartford in the seventh. With 2 outs, Kellogg singled up the middle, followed by a Martin Chavarria single to put runners on the corners. Tenney showed up clutch, doubling to center field, plating both runners and making ball game 11-5. Tremayne Cobb Jr. kept the two-out rally alive, singling through the right side, plating Tenney and cutting the deficit to 11-6. Edwin Almanzar Jr., who came into the video game in relief of starting pitcher Manny Corporan in the third inning, shut down UMass Lowell’s offense, permitting the Hawks to return into the game.
Hartford would surpass themselves in the eighth, taking off for eight runs. Hartford would fill the bases with their very first 3 batters, but rapidly got 2 outs. Chavarria started another crucial 2 out-rally for the Hawks, getting hit by a pitch to drive in a run. Tenney would provide a timely hit yet again, ripping a single to left field, plating 2 runs and cutting the space to 11-9. Cobb Jr. would go on to draw a walk in the next at-bat, refilling the bases, prior to a wild pitch saw Chavarria score and bring the Hawks within one. Santiago followed up the wild pitch with a single to the left center space, scoring 2 runs and giving the Hawks a 12-11 lead. However, UMass Lowell would connect the video game in the bottom of the ninth, sending it into extra innings for the second consecutive game.
This time it would be the Hawks who benefited from the extra frames as Tenney launched a solo homerun over the best field fence, offering Hartford a 13-12 lead. Almanzar Jr. closed down UMass Lowell once again, setting down the side in order to offer the Hawks a 13-12 success.
NEWS AND NOTES.
Almanzar Jr. (2-1) picked up his second win of the season, tossing 8.0 excellent innings.
The freshman enabled three runs, 2 made, on 8 hits, striking out three batters.
Tenney paced the group with 4 hits, five RBI and three runs scored.
Santiago and Cobb Jr. also had multi-hit games, tape-recording two each.
Santiago also tallied two RBI on the afternoon.
The Hawks drew 5 strolls on the day.
Numerous Corporan made the start on the mound, getting a no decision after enabling nine runs, eight earned, on five hits in 2.0 innings of work.