Baseball: Cadets Split Twinbill at Chargers

Baseball: Cadets Split Twinbill at Chargers

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Norwich University baseball team traveled to take on Colby-Sawyer College in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action on Sunday afternoon.

The Chargers took game 2-0 while the Cadets won game two 12-0.

In game one, the Chargers broke open a scoreless deadlock with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, proving to be the only runs of the game.

Freshman Tanner Raymond (Southbury, Conn.) was the tough luck loser, allowing just two earned runs on five hits in six innings of work. He walked one and struck out one while falling to 1-4 on the season.

Senior center fielder Kevin Lynch (Randolph, Mass.), senior first baseman Jacob Barlow (Newburyport, Mass.) and sophomore shortstop Jacob Parizo (Groton, Conn.) all had hits in the loss.

In game two, the Cadet offense exploded for eight runs in the top of the third. Junior second baseman Chris Dayos (Temecula, Calif.) broke a scoreless game open with an RBI single. Parizo, junior left fielder Brady Doherty (Sandwich, Mass.) and freshman catcher Cameron Chamberlain (Marlborough, N.H.) all drew bases-loaded walks to make it 4-0.

A run came around on a throwing error, then freshman right fielder Michael Koytikh (Melrose, Mass.) lifted a sacrifice fly to center for a 6-0 lead. Lynch then ripped a two-run double to left to make it 8-0.

Norwich added another run on a Doherty RBI double to left center in the top of the fourth for a 9-0 edge.

In the top of the sixth Chamberlain delivered an RBI single through the left side of the infield and senior pinch-hitter Chris Leach (Vergennes, Vt.) followed with an RBI double for the 11-0 lead. In the top of the seventh freshman first baseman Luis Molina (Terryville, Conn.) reached on a fielder's choice for his first career RBI and a 12-0 lead.

Senior Jake Ryan (Arlington, Conn.) was dominant on the mound once again for the Cadets, tossing six innings of shutout baseball. Ryan allowed five hits and two walks while striking out five batters to improve to 2-3 on the season.

With the split the Cadets now stand at 5-15 overall and 3-7 in GNAC play while the Chargers are 5-19 overall and 3-7 in the GNAC.