BENNINGTON, VT- The Southern Vermont College baseball team will head into four big conference games, coming off a 13-9 victory over Union College Thursday afternoon. For the second straight Thursday afternoon the Mountaineers hosted a non-conference game and once again came out on top. Southern Vermont rallied from behind three times in the game but it was the seven run rally in the eighth that won the game.
SVC trailed at 3-0, 4-3, and 7-6 before nine guys reached base in the eighth inning. The Mountaineers had hits from Pat Warrington, Andrew Morin, and Dillon Desiderato in the frame. Desiderato led the inning off with a walk, Corey Briggs, and Dan Cook were also awarded free passes in the inning. Dave Gage reached in the inning on a hit by pitch.
Warrington led the Mountaineers with four hits to go along with three from Briggs. Desiderato also had a multi-hit game for SVC, as Cook, Corey Armstrong, and Keith Diotte tallied hits as well. Morin drove in four runs and Warrington chased home three.
On the hill Will Warner baffled the Duthchmen hitters throughout. Warner pitched seven innings and allowed five runs, four earned, on nine hits but only walked two and struck out one. Joel Defedele relieved Warner in the eighth but was plagued by errors giving up four runs, one earned. DeFedele pitched one and a third before handing the ball off to closer Dave Gage; who struck out the final batter of the game.
Southern Vermont's next four games will be against NECC opponents. SVC will travel to Becker College on Saturday for a double header and then host Becker on Sunday at noon. Then SVC will travel to Daniel Webster next Tuesday for a conference make-up game.