REDLANDS, CA -- The Williams College baseball team had a tough day at the plate Tuesday, dropping a doubleheader to the University of Redlands, 5-3 and 7-2.
The Ephs, who slipped to 1-2 on the season, are back in action Wednesday for a single game at Pomana Pitzer. First pitch is 6 p.m. EST.
Williams had 1-0 and 2-1 leads in the opener, a scheduled 7-inning affair, but a four-run fifth inning by the Bulldogs allowed them to take control of the game.
In the Ephs' fourth inning, Adam Regensburg doubled to left center with two outs and nobody. Senior Adam Dulsky followed with a liner into the gap in right center and raced around to third for an RBI-triple. After Redlands tied it with a run in its half of the fourth, the Ephs regained the lead in the fifth when Eric Mini ripped a one-out double to right center and scored on Michael Stamas' RBI-single.
Brendan Gardiner's two-run double in the bottom of the fifth gave the Bulldogs the lead for good at 3-2. It was 4-2 into the top of the sixth when the Ephs threatened again. Regensburg reached on a one-out single and, with two outs, Erik Pappas reached on an error. Tom Benz brought home a run with a single to center, a strike out ended the threat with Williams down by one. Redlands added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth and hurler Justin Yang worked around a lead-off single from Stamas to retire the next three batters and record his first save.
Kyle Dean took the loss for Williams, allowing four runs, all earned, over five innings while walking four wans striking out seven.
In the nightcap, Jack Bohen kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard until the bottom of the third when Gardiner launched a two-run homer. It stayed 2-0 until the top of the fifth when Mini's sacrifice fly plated a run and halved the deficit. It remained 2-1 until the bottom of the seventh when the Bulldogs struck for five runs to put the game out of reach.
Williams did score a run in the ninth inning when Doug Schaffer doubled to left center and scored on a Roberts' single.
Bohen took the loss, allowing two runs on four hits while walking five and striking out six. Alex Panstares was 2 for 3 for the Ephs.