Royce Leads Baseball Past Clark, 6-1
, April 3, 2003 -- Springfield College junior right-hander Todd Royce (Chester, N.H.)
fired a six-hitter and struck out eight to pace the Pride's 6-1 win over Clark in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game today.
Royce improved to 2-2 and hurled his second complete game in three starts. SC (5-9, 1-2 NEWMAC) ended a four-game losing streak. Clark dropped to 6-13 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
SC junior second baseman Dan Samia (North Adams, Mass.)
went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two runs batted in, and senior first baseman Brian Puchalski (South Deerfield, Mass.)
was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI.
The Pride got on the board in the second inning. Freshman catcher Adam Tarquini (Fishkill, N.Y.)
ripped a one-out double and scored on sophomore leftfielder Mike Judge's (Chatham, N.J.)
RBI single. SC added a run in the third when sophomore rightfielder John Beattie (Longmeadow, Mass.)
drove home Puchalski with a single, and scored three times in the seventh inning. In that frame, Puchalski delivered a two-run double, and Beattie knocked him in with a sacrifice fly.
That was plenty for Royce, who yielded just two hits after allowing a run in the third inning.
Head Coach Mark Simeone
Former Springfield College standout Mark Simeone
will enter his 17th season as the head baseball coach at his alma mater in 2013 . The reigning NEWMAC Coach of the year is coming off a successful 2012 campaign in which the Pride went 20-15. Read more
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