Springfield, Mass. -- April 25, 2012 -- Mike Corletta had four hits and Mike Tanguay added three in leading their Springfield College baseball team to a 9-1 victory over Elms College in a non-conference battle at SC's Berry-Allen Field this afternoon. The win was SC's seventh in its last eight games.
With the win, the Pride ups its record to 19-13, while Elms falls to 13-19.
Travis Lane, a sophomore right-hander from Canton, Conn., picked up his second victory of the year. He is now 2-2. He pitched 6.0 innings of four-hit ball, giving up no runs. He struck out two and walked two.
Over the course of the last three innings, senior Daniel Jones (Mechanicville, N.Y.), sophomore Jon Medici (South Portland, Me.), freshman Mike DeMille (East Milton, Mass.), and senior Craig Zysk (Shelton, Conn.) all combined to give up one run on two hits, striking out three and walking none.
While those five held the Trailblazers pretty much in check, the Pride was pounding out 16 hits, led by senior second baseman Mike Corletta (Westtown, N.Y.) with four hits, all singles, and by grad student right-fielder Mike Tanguay (Westbrook, Me.) with three more.
Senior first baseman Karl Quist (New Preston, Conn.) and junior catcher Matt Milano (Cumberland, R.I.) had another two hits apiece for SC.
Springfield scored one run in each of the first three innings, and added two in the fifth, one in the seventh, and three in the eighth. Elms produced its run in the seventh.
In the first, freshman center-fielder Steve Starr (Lebanon, Conn.) led with a double, and sophomore infielder Jared Hopkins (Cranston, R.I.) followed with a soft liner that dropped in to single him home.
In the second inning, Corletta scored on a passed ball third strike that got away from the catcher, making it 2-0, SC.
In the third inning, Quist, Milano, and Corletta all singled to load the bases. Tanguay followed with a sacrifice fly to make it 3-0.
In the fifth, Tanguay singled home one run, and Starr was credited with an RBI when he walked with the bases loaded.
Elms scored its run in the seventh on a single by Sean Shanley, a pased ball, and two consecutive ground outs, the second of which was hit by third baseman Andrew Kravontka.
John Russell took the loss for Elms. He hurled 4 2/3 innings, giving up five runs on nine hits, striking out two, and walking five.
SC next plays Saturday at Babson at 11 am in the first-round of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Tournament. As the number two seed, SC will be the home team. Babson is seeded third.