Friday Happenings

by Dave B. in


#1 Florida defeated Boston College, 9-3. Hudson Randall (Chatham; '10, '11) pitched well but did not factor in the decision as he gave up just 4 hits over the first 5 innings for the Gators, allowing one run and striking out 4. Preston Tucker (Orleans; '10) lead the way offensively for Florida, going 3-4 with two solo homeruns. Vanderbilt's Sonny Gray outdueled Stanford's Mark Appel (Y-D; '11) as the Commodores beat the Cardinal, 2-1. Anthony Gomez (Orleans; '11) was 2-4 with an RBI. Jason Esposito (Falmouth; '09, Orleans; '10) knocked in the other run for Vandy. Jake Stewart (Orleans; '11) had 2 of Stanford's 5 hits.

Surprise: Toledo 3 - #16 Louisville 1. Bigger surprise: Delaware 7 - #9 Arizona State 3. Also, the fact that #30 California beat #17 Coastal Carolina may not be a huge deal, but the 17-0 result is surprising. Equally shocking is that Coastal's Anthony Meo (Bourne; '10) was rocked for 10 hits and 9 runs (all earned) in 5 innings. Anthony Renda (Chatham; '11) was 3 for 6 with 3 RBI and Danny Oh (Brewster; '10) hit a three-run homer for Cal.

Kyle Winkler (Falmouth; '09) pitched #5 TCU to a 4-1 win over #15 Cal State-Fullerton. Winkler gave up just 6 hits and one unearned run in 7.1 IP. Winkler received offensive support from Kyle Von Tungeln (Falmouth; '10, '11) who was 2-2 with 2 RBI and Jason Coats (Bourne; '10) who contributed two hits to the cause.

A 10-run first inning powered #24 Georgia Tech to a 13-0 romp over St. John's. Mark Pope (Falmouth; '09, '10) pitched 6 innings, gave up 6 hits and struckout 7 without issuing a walk. Matt Skole (Falmouth; '09, '10) was 3 for 6 with a homerun and 4 RBI. Dan Palka (Wareham; '11) was 3-4 with an RBI.

Long Beach State beat Arizona, 2-1 behind a strong performance by Andrew Gagnon (Brewster; '10). Gagnon went 7.2 IP and allowed just 4 hits while striking out 7. He did not walk anyone. Jett Bandy who played in two games for Y-D last summer had 2 hits for Arizona. 

Stony Brook defeated Florida Atlantic Univ., 5-0, as Cotuit's 2010 playoff hero Nick Tropeano allowed only 3 hits while striking out 8 over 6 innings of work.

Memphis beat Kennesaw State, 5-4. Dan Langfield won his second game of the young season by giving up just 5 hits over 7.2 innings. Langfield struckout 16 batters while throwing 125 pitches. The 16 K's are the second-most for one game in program history. Langfield is from Somerset, MA. and is expected to play for Brewster this summer.