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Baseball Falters in Game Two at William & Mary

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.  – The Merrimack College baseball program dropped its second game in as many days against the College of William & Mary, 8-0, on Saturday afternoon at Plumeri Park on the campus of the Tribe. The three-game series concludes tomorrow afternoon with the finale at 1 p.m. from Williamsburg, Va.

The Basics

Score:
William & Mary 8, Merrimack 0

Records: Merrimack (6-7)
| William & Mary (7-8)
Location: Plumeri Park | Williamsburg, Va.   

Rapid Recap

  • Sophomore Cedric Gillette took the ball for Merrimack and sat down the first six batters he faced, including inducing an inning-ending double play to close the bottom of the second. The game remained scoreless entering the bottom of the third
  • William & Mary tacked on five hits in that inning, however, to build a 4-0 lead. After a two-run single, sophomore Wyatt Villella replaced Gillette and retired the final two Tribe hitters to end the frame
  • After the hosts increased their lead to 8-0, three straight singles to start the top of the fifth gave Merrimack its first threat of the day. The Warriors, however, left the bases juiced to keep the deficit at eight
  • Merrimack put two more runners on in the top of the sixth, but failed to score in the top of the sixth. Freshman Justin Butera kept the score at 8-0 through the fifth, sixth and seven frames
  • Fellow rookie Michael Bean threw a scoreless eighth to round out Merrimack’s hurlers

Top Performers // Notes

  • Senior Nick Shumski stayed hot, collecting his team-leading seventh multi-hit game
  • Sophomore Michael Golankiewicz registered his first multi-hit game of the season
  • Butera posted his second scoreless outing of the year; the rookie has allowed just three runs in 13.1 innings of work

Up Next:
The Warriors and Tribe meet one more time tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. at Plumeri Park.  

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