BUZZARDS BAY, Mass – In a game in which Becker played the home team at Mass Maritime due to the game site being switched, the Hawks made a late push, coming back from 5-1 down to beat the Buccaneers 10-1 at commodore Hendy Field.
How It Happened
Maritime scored first in the top of the first inning on a wild pitch that scored Paul Sances (Middleboro, Mass). They scored second as well, in the third inning on a Dylan Sullo (Acushnett, Mass) single that plated Matt Langan (North Easton, Mass). Maritime added two more runs in the fourth to take a 4-0 lead on an Alex Schlapak (Dover, N.H.) triple, scoring Sullo and Ben Paine (Dartmouth, Mass). Becker finally answered in the bottom of the fifth which the Bucs matched in the top of the sixth with Sances scoring on a wild pitch for the second time in the game.
At that point, the momentum changed drastically in favor of the Hawks. Becker went on to tie and ultimately take the lead in the bottom of the seventh scoring six runs, most notably on a Noah Rivera (New Bedford, Mass) double that scored two runs and a Kevin Santiago (New Bedford, Mass) single that also scored two runs.
Up 7-5, Becker added three more runs in the eighth to take a five-run, 10-5, lead. Maritime added a run in the ninth as Schlapak scored on a fielder's choice but that is where the scoring would end and Becker left with the 10-6 comeback victory.
Inside The Numbers
On The Mound
Becker: Daniel Diaz (Teaneck, N.J.) (W, 2-1): 4 IP | 6 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 1 BB | 0 K
Mass Maritime: John Teehan (Boston, Mass): 4 IP | 0 R | 1 BB | 3 K
Mass Maritime: Mason Ashburn (East Freetown, Mass) (L, 1-3): 2 IP | 5 H | 6 R | 6 ER | 3 BB | 4 K
At The Plate
The law office of Sances, Schlapak and Sullo each had three hits in the game.
Langan and Schlapak had the two extra base hits for the Bucs, a double and triple respectively.
Schlapak drove in two runs and Sances scored twice in the game.
The Bucs drew four walks and struck out four times in the game.
Maritime left 14 runners on base.
Becker had 14 hits in the game, led by Coby Hussey (Claremont, N.H.) in the leadoff spot.
Rivera drove in three runs for the Hawks and scored twice.
The Hawks drew four walks and struck out nine times to Buccaneer pitching.
Up Next: The Buccaneers travel to Medford, Mass to take on Tuft University tomorrow afternoon at 3:30pm.