Baseball Drops Series Opening Doubleheader to Manhattan – University of Hartford Athletics

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Mar. 18 (Sat) / 1 PM



WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – The Hartford baseball staff dropped its home opening doubleheader in opposition to Manhattan on Friday. The Hawks fall to 1-7 on the young season, whereas the Jaspers improve to 5-12 on the year. 
After a scoreless opening body, Manhattan would get the offense started within the prime of the second taking a 1-0 lead over Hartford. The Hawks would reply with four runs within the bottom of the third with a three-run blast from Noah Rivera and bases loaded stroll by Jackson Ciccone. Rivera’s spherical tripper drove home Martin Chavarria and Devin Kellogg who every reached base earlier within the inning by way of the one. Hartford’s starter Alec Couture would settle in with a 3-1 lead, permitting only one hit over the following three innings. However, the Jaspers would regain their early momentum bring three runs throughout in the high of the seventh to tie the game up at four apiece. With the sport tied at four, Ciccone would drive residence Harrison Engstrom with a line drive single into proper center to take a 5-4 lead into the eighth. Manhattan would reply with three runs in the prime half of the eighth and hold on to take game one 7-5. 
Hartford would leap out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning after Engstrom drove house Chavarria on an RBI single via the left facet of the infield. Chavarria reached base after drawing a walk earlier in the inning. The Hawks would tack on two more runs in the bottom half of the second with back-to-back RBI singles from Kellogg and Rivera. However, Manhattan would light up the scoreboard with one run in the third, eight in the sixth and 5 more runs within the seventh. Despite Kellogg’s solo blast within the bottom of the seventh, the Jaspers benefit grew an extreme amount of for the Hawks to beat, finally falling, 14-4. 

  • Couture obtained the beginning in recreation one, permitting three runs on seven hits over 6.1 innings with three strikeouts. 
  • Joe Dooley, Luke Rier (0-1) and Christian Krause every made aid appearances in game one.
  • Rivera launched his first homerun of the season, going 4-for-9 on the day with a homerun and 4 RBI.
  • Robert Chaney received the start in sport two, permitting three runs on seven hits over 5.1 innings with five strikeouts. 
  • Derek Benzinger (0-1), Jake Burt and Dyllon King every made aid appearances in recreation two. 
  • Ryan Melendez recorded his first career triple in sport two.
  • Kellogg had a solid day on the plate going 4-for-8 with one homerun, two RBI and a walk.

Hartford wraps up its three-game weekend series towards Manhattan on Saturday, March 18. First pitch between the Hawks and Jaspers is about for 1 p.m.

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