Baseball picks up 4-1 non-conference road victory

Graham McOsker ’20  (Josh McKee photo)
Graham McOsker ’20 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College baseball team scored three runs in the fourth inning and posted a 4-1 non-conference win over St. Lawrence University at St. Lawrence's Tom Fay Field on Tuesday afternoon.

Hamilton (15-14 overall) finished with five hits and seven walks to win its second game in as many days. St. Lawrence (3-20) totaled seven hits and surrendered to 11 strikeouts.

Graham McOsker '20 went 2-for-4 with a double and one run batted in. Dean Rosenberg '18 had a double and two RBIs. Craig Sandford '19 and Matt McGoey '21 added hits for Hamilton. McGoey batted in one run, and Matt Zaffino '21 walked twice.

Chris Keane '20 entered the game in relief in the third inning and held the Saints to just two hits to improve his record to 4-0 on the season. Ian Nish '19 walked to the mound at the start of the ninth and allowed just one hit and had one strikeout for his program record-tying sixth save of the season.

Taylor Digilio led the Saints with three hits, and Jeremy Gerringer finished 2-for-4 with a double. Cameron Morrissey started the game and took the loss by allowing three runs on two hits and two walks through 3.2 innings pitched.

St. Lawrence grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning with a single, walk and two hit batters before Hamilton responded with three runs in the top of the fourth. Ethan Wallis '21 led off with a walk and moved to second on Sandford's sacrifice bunt. Zaffino put two runners on with his first walk of the game. Rosenberg immediately followed with a bases-clearing double to left center and scored off McOsker's single to left field.

The Continentals tacked on another run in the sixth inning when McGoey singled to right field, scoring McOsker after his one-out double.

The Saints threatened in the bottom of the sixth when Gerringer doubled to left field with one out, but Hamilton's Keane struck out Joe Levin looking for out number two and forced a groundout to leave Gerringer stranded at second.

Hamilton returns to conference action for a three-game NESCAC West Division series against Middlebury College this weekend. The Continentals and Panthers play a single game on Friday at 4 p.m. and a noon doubleheader on Saturday at Hamilton's Loop Road Baseball/Softball Complex.