Williams Beats MCLA 14-4

Williams Beats MCLA 14-4

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—After their game against Union College was called off for rain in the fourth inning yesterday, the Williams College Ephs (12-7) triumphed over the MCLA Trailblazers (9-12) in a big offensive game this afternoon on Bobby Coombs Field, 14-4.

Williams brought the bats against the Trailblazers, racking up three runs in each of the first three innings. They were aided, however, by MCLA starter Brody Farnum's accuracy struggles—he hit three batters in the first two innings and botched a throw to first on an infield grounder.

Jackson Parese and Cyrus Beschloss each recorded RBI doubles, Kellen Hatheway took a pitch low in the zone over the center fielder's head for a triple, and Adam Regensburg notched RBIs on two singles in his first two at-bats.

MCLA looked to make a run in the second inning, when a throwing error from the Williams pitcher, Tyler Duff, put runners on second and third with no outs. Kevin Speach blooped one into centerfield to score the runner from third, but Duff pitched his way out of the inning with three consecutive strikeouts, limiting the Trailblazers to one run in the inning.

Duff also had a tough inning in the fourth, as Christian Seariac, Joe DiMassimo, and Ryan Meehan all doubled down the foul lines. Nick DiSanti singled to bring DiMassimo home from third, while a sacrifice fly by Schamal Forbes scored Meehan, putting the trailblazers at what would be their final run total: four.

Williams added runs in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings before, leaving the score at 14-4 through a scoreless final trilogy. Cyrus Beschloss scored Alex Panstares, who had led off the inning with a double to right-center, on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth, and Kellen Hatheway added to his triple with a one-out double in the fifth. Adam Regensburg notched his third RBI-single of the day to knock Hatheway home. Regensburg then advanced to third on a well-executed hit-and-run with Nate Michalski, scoring on a Jack Overholt grounder to shortstop.

In the sixth, MCLA pitcher Sam Haaf beaned Kellen Hatheway with the bases loaded to score Williams's 13th run, and Cyrus Beschloss scored from third on an errant throw from the cutoff man after Adam Regensburg flew out to center.

Tyler Duff (3-0) earned the win on the day, while Brody Farnum (0-2) was charged with the loss. Duff's relief team, consisting of Lev Schecter, Cole Futterman, and Michael Cassidy, held the Trailblazers scoreless in four innings, giving up only one hit  to the eighteen batters they faced.

"The guys in relief did a great job," Williams head coach Bill Baralle said after the game. "They're a little bit funky—Lev [Schecter] is a submariner and [Cole] Futterman is a lefty submariner—and Mike Cassidy did a nice job."

Coach Baralle also gave a shout-out to sophomore Cyrus Beschloss, who was the team's designated hitter and scored three runs while batting in two on the day. Adam Regensburg went 3-4 on his way to three RBIs and 2 runs, while Kellen Hatheway was 2-3, both of which were extra-base hits. "Cyrus had a nice day, and Kellen Hatheway is Kellen Hatheway—he had a nice day too," said Baralle.

For MCLA, Christian Seariac scored two of the Trailblazers' four runs while batting 2-4, while Joe DiMassimo, Nick DiSanti, and Kevin Speach all registered RBI hits on the day.

MCLA will host Bridgewater State in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 22, while Williams will kick off a four-game homestand against Colby the same day. The Ephs and Mules will face off in doubleheaders on both Saturday and Sunday, starting at noon Saturday and 11AM on Sunday.