Amsterdam, NY—The Williams College baseball team lost an exciting game to Union College in extra innings today, 7-6.
The Ephs (6-12/1-3 NESCAC) will play the first game of the series against Wesleyan (14-4/1-2 NESCAC) on Friday at 4 p.m. at Wesleyan University.
Today's game got off to a bit of a slow start offensively but the Ephs were able to get things going in the second inning. Nathan Michalski led the way hitting a single to the right side followed by Adam Regensburg being hit by a pitch to send him to first. Jackson Parese bunted Michalski and Regensburg over. The Ephs scored their first run when Beau Horan grounded out sending Michalski home. Kellen Hatheway followed this up with a single to the left side sending Regensburg home.
Union responded to the Ephs offense with a single to left field from Joe Ganim sending Eric Egan home to score. This was then followed by two runs scored by Union in the bottom of the third when Jake Fishman was able to advance to second off an error from the Williams catcher and Jake Vesting was then able to score off the error as well.
Union continued to extend their lead in the fifth inning when Fishman hit a triple to left center field followed by Jamie Faber's single up the middle sending Fishman in to score the run making the score 2-4.
Regensburg came up big for the Ephs in the fifth inning with a home run bringing the score to 3-4.
Union continued to keep their momentum going in the sixth inning with a home run from Mike Broadbent followed by a run later in the inning scored by Zack Twitchell off a single from Jamie Faber, who led the offense for Union with 3 hits and 3 RBI's in today's game.
Union was unable to answer the Ephs in the ninth inning sending the game into extra innings to end the tie.
The teams continued to battle through the tenth inning, however, both were unable to score. Union was able to pull out the win in the bottom of the eleventh inning when Mike Fitzsimmons grounded out to second base and Harrison Glatt scored on an overthrow to home.
Michael Cassidy pitched two thirds of an inning and took the loss in today's contest. For Union, Bill Christopher, earned the win giving up 4 runs, walking 1 and striking out 1.