BENNINGTON, Vt. – Trailing just 1-0 going into the seventh inning Tuesday afternoon, the Southern Vermont College baseball team had Williams College go on to score 10 runs through the final three frames for an 11-0 non-conference win at Bill Epstein Field.
The Ephs used an eight-run ninth to open things up and put it out of reach for Mountaineers—who were held to just three hits throughout the day.
SVC (11-15-1) now turns to its final weekend of the regular season which includes a crucial pair of New England Collegiate Conference doubleheaders; the first of those is at home on Saturday with Southern Vermont's Senior Day ceremony being held prior to the 1 p.m. first pitch against Eastern Nazarene College.
Mountaineer senior center fielder Zack Stacey (Saratoga, N.Y.) went 1-3 with a double and walk while senior third baseman Cody Sullivan (Brunswick, N.Y.) had two walks on the day. Senior first baseman Ryan Serrato (Whittier, Calif.) and junior left fielder Brandon Lara-Mack (San Gabriel, Calif.) were both 1-4 at the dish.
Southern Vermont senior righty Joe Braim (Saratoga, N.Y.) was tapped with the loss (2-6) despite giving up one run (no earned) on four hits and a walk through five innings of work; he struck out three in the effort.
After a scoreless three innings, Williams got on the board with a sacrifice fly to right in the fourth. The Williams bullpen then registered 16 outs before letting up a hit—a lone walk accounting for the only Mountaineer baserunner during that span.
WC scored one run in both the seventh and eighth innings, and the Ephs broke it open with eight more in the ninth. Serrato finally notched the only SVC hit off the Williams relievers when he sent a hard-hit grounder up the middle in the ninth, but his pinch runner would be stranded at first as the final WC pitcher was able to strike out the next two batters.
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