Riley '20 allows one hit in five innings in baseball loss at Williams

Tom Riley '20 (Michael P. Doherty photo)
Tom Riley '20 (Michael P. Doherty photo)

The Williams College Ephs scored two runs in the fifth inning and two more in the seventh and posted a 4-1 NESCAC West Division win against the Hamilton College Continentals at Williams' Bobby Coombs Field on Sunday.

Hamilton (13-14, 3-5 NESCAC West) was held to three hits but drew 11 walks and left 15 runners on base. Three Continental pitchers limited the Ephs to three hits -- all doubles -- as well. Williams (8-15, 4-5) won the weekend series as the teams split a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.

Tom Riley '20 (1-3) took the loss despite allowing two runs on just one hit and three walks in five innings. Riley also struck out three batters. Dan DePaoli '18 added a scoreless eighth inning in relief. Matt Zaffino '21, Matt Cappelletti '21 and Craig Sandford '19 all collected one single.

Charlie Carpenter (3-3) earned the win after he got the last out of the fifth inning and the first two in the sixth. Philip Barnett picked up his first save with a perfect ninth inning.

Hamilton grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the third. Jarrett Lee '21 reached base on an outfield error and went to second after Zaffino drew a walk. Cappelletti plated Lee with a single down the left field line with two outs.

The Ephs captured the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth after they were no-hit by Riley for the first four innings. Williams loaded the bases on a one-out double and two walks, and starting pitcher/designated hitter Mike Stamas drove in David Kwan with a ground ball to the shortstop as the Continentals forced out the runner at second. Frank Stola scurried home on a wild pitch for the 2-1 lead with two outs.

The Ephs scored two more runs with two outs in the seventh inning. After the first two hitters struck out and flew out to right, Stola walked and stole second base. Adam Regensburg drove in Stola with a double to center field and Regensburg came in on Stamas' double to left.

Hamilton tried to rally in the eighth when Ethan Wallis '21 led off with a walk and went to second on a two-out single up the middle by Zaffino but the next batter lofted a fly ball to the center fielder. In the ninth Cappelletti led off by getting hit by a pitch but was quickly erased on a 4-6-3 double play.

The Continentals host SUNY Cortland for a non-conference game at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, April 23. Cortland is ranked sixth in the latest Top 25 poll and eighth in the American Baseball Coaches Association Top 30 poll.