March 27, 2010 -
Wayne, NJ (Cable Muse Network)-Saturday afternoon the William Paterson Pioneers baseball team took on Stevens Institute.
The game was played at Pioneer Field in Wayne, NJ. It was chilly with temperatures in the 30's, not ideal for a baseball
game. There were only about 60 fans in attendance at this game.
The game was a thriller that was won 9-8 by William Paterson in the bottom of the 10th
inning. The Pioneers entered the inning trailing 8-7; Sophomore Jack Montanile drew a leadoff walk and was immediately
replaced by pinch runner Joe Fiorino. Anthony Dorio a sophomore sacrificed him over to second base and then Michael
Lugo a senior drove him in with a single through the middle which tied the game at 8. Rob Somers sophomore dropped a
hit into shallow centerfield that fell between three defensive players allowing Lugo to reach third base and Somers to get
to second base. Stevens Institute elected to intentionally walk Mike Guadango to load the bases with one out.
Frank Franco stepped up to the plate already 2-5 on the day with a grand slam and he hit a long fly ball that was over the
drawn in right fielders head for the game winning hit.
The offense had a good game with Anthony Dorio the shortstop going 3-3, Miguel Lugo
the second baseman was 2-6 and Mike Guadango the DH was 2-3 with 3 walks. Frank Franco who is the first
baseman finished the day going 3-6 with 6 rbi, Andrue Laguerre the centerfielder had 2 hits, Zac Rose the catcher also had
2 hits. The leftfielder Mike Moran had a hit and the right fielder Jack Montanile also had a hit. Rob Somers the
third baseman also had a hit.
The starting pitcher for the game was Brett Caroll threw 7 innings giving up 8 hits
and 4 runs; only 3 of them were earned. He walked 5 batters and also struck out 5. Jacob Baron came on in relief
and wasn't very sharp. He pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up 5 hits and 4 runs, 3 were earned. He walked 3 and struck
out 2. John Slootmaker pitched 1/3 of an inning and picked up the win.
The Pioneers will host Utica Sunday afternoon at 3:30PM. The Pioneers record
now stands at 8-6-1.
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