Ephs steal split with Amherst with 5-4 win in nightcap of twinbill

Ephs steal split with Amherst with 5-4 win in nightcap of twinbill

AMHERST, MA -- Jackson Parese went 4 for 5 and Nathan Milchalski pitched 5 1/3 solid innings Saturday as the Williams College baseball team edged rival Amherst 5-4 to gain a split of a doubleheader.

Amherst won the opener Saturday 5-2. Senior captain Riley Streittossed a complete game for the Purple & White, allowing four hits and two runs while fanning three in seven innings on the mound.

With the win in the nightcap, Williams improved to 6-12 overall, 2-4 in the NESCAC West. Amherst sits at 14-4 overall and 4-2 in the West.

The Ephs took a 2-0 lead in the second inning of the nightcap. Jack Cloud led off with a double and Parese singled. Adam Dulsky's fielder's choice scored Cloud. Michalski's squeeze bunt brought home Parese with the second run. 

Amherst scored once in the second and once in the fifth to tie the game and it was still 2-2 as the Ephs came to bat in the seventh. David Rosas was hit by a pitch with one out and advanced to second on a wild pitch. With two outs, Doug Schaffer singled to center to scored Rosas for a 3-2 lead. 

Amherst rallied again with a single run in the bottom of the eight to tie the game, 3-3. But Williams answered that with two in its half of the ninth to take a 5-3 lead. With one out, Kellen Hatheway singled and Schaffer singled him to third. Cloud broke the tie with an RBI-single and Schaffer scored the insurance run on a balk call. 

Amherst threatened in its half of the ninth, A double, single and sac fly scored a run. With runners on second and third, Arnie Capute induced a foul out to end the game. 

Michalski pitched 5.1 innings in the start for Williams, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out two. Jack Bohen tossed 2.1 innings in relief, while Arnie Capute (1-0) earned the win, throwing 1.1 innings and allowing two hits and a run.

Schaffer and Cloud each went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run.

In the opener, Williams took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. David Rosas drew a lead-off walk and Adam Regensburg singled. A balk call moved runners to second and third and Hatheway scored one run with a groundout. Regensburg scored the second run on a sacrifice fly from Cloud. 

Amherst answered with two runs in its half of the first and two more in the second to take a 4-2 lead. 

Regensburg recorded two of the Ephs four hits, going 2-for-4 with a run. Doug Schaffer finished 1-for-3, while Jack Cloud went 1-for-2 with an RBI. yler Duff (0-2) took the loss for Williams, pitching six innings and giving up eight hits and five runs while striking out two.

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