Stars Rout Eagles

Sat Apr 13, 2019
The Dominican University baseball team scored 39 runs and pounded out 32 hits in sweeping a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) doubleheader from the Edgewood College Eagles on Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin.  With the wins, the Stars improve to 14-11 on the season and 8-2 in NACC play.
 
"We challenged the guys to not come out flat and they came out of the chute ready to play right away," said Steve Hardman, the Stars' head baseball coach. "We scored in 13 of the 18 innings we played today and continued to put pressure and take advantage of freebies and mistakes made by the other team. Hayden Young didn't have his 'A' game today but battled to get us through seven innings before handing it off to the bullpen there.  In the second game Bryant Bagshaw threw great for eight innings."
 
"We did exactly what we needed to do today," continued Hardman, "winning two games for a good start to the conference weekend. Today was behind our bats and we are putting ourselves in a good position as we move into the second half of the conference season."
 
Dominican's Sunday series against the Marian Sabres was postponed on Saturday evening due to Sunday's forecast.  The Stars and Sabres will try again on Tuesday, April 16, at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium.  First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
 
Game One: Dominican 20, Edgewood 8
 
Hayden Young improved to 3-2 on the season, working seven innings in his seventh start of the season.  The freshman right-hander allowed seven runs on 15 hits and two walks while striking out five before turning the game over to Brandon Lozano for the final two innings.
 
The Stars staked Young to a 11-1 lead after putting up six runs in the top of the fourth.  The Stars scored in seven of the nine innings, putting up three runs in the third and seventh innings and a four-spot in the ninth.
 
Mike Piotrowski was one of seven players to drive in multiple runs for the Stars, plating four runs while going 1-for-4 at the plate with a pair of sacrifice flies.
 
Frankie Sessa picked up a team-high four hits, going 4-for-6 with a walk and three runs scored.  As a team, Dominican picked up 16 hits in the winning effort and worked 11 walks.
 
Game Two: Dominican 19, Edgewood 4
 
Freshman Bryant Bagshaw picked up his NACC-leading sixth win of the season, improving to 6-0 on the year.  The rookie right-hander worked eight innings, surrendering four runs, just two earned, on nine hits and two walks while striking out four.
 
The Dominican bats picked up right where they left off in game one, pounding out another 16 hits and working seven walks.  The Stars again scored in seven of the nine innings.
 
Ryan Simak and Mike Buckley picked up three hits apiece in the winning effort while Sessa went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in.