Courtesy: Fairfield University

Stags Take Down Fordham For Sixth-Straight Win

Courtesy: Fairfield University
April 18, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield University baseball team won their sixth-straight game, marking their longest winning streak in eight years as they defeated the visiting Fordham Rams 6-3 on Alumni Diamond. Drew Blake homered for the Stags and Jack Gethings continued his hot stretch by gathering three more hits to lead the team.

Fairfield (18-14) never trailed in the contest after opening the scoring with three runs in the bottom of the second inning. After a fielding error brought home the first run, Michael Conti and Gethings both singled in runs to give the Stags a lead they would not relinquish.

The Stags might have given up the lead if it wasn’t for Josh Arnold. The rookie entered the third inning with the bases loaded and two Fordham (18-14) runs already in. Arnold would strike out the Rams catcher Justin Bardwell to end the threat. In total, Arnold went 3.1 allowing a lone hit, coming on a homer in the sixth.

Fairfield was the first team to show off their power as Blake, off a left hander, poked the 0-1 offering over the right field wall for his second home run of the spring.

The Stags tacked on a run in the fifth on a Troy Scocca RBI double and another insurance run in the eighth on a RBI single by Blake.

Mike Bonaiuto came in relief and earned the save by finishing up the final three innings. The senior did not allow a run and struck out two.

Every Stags starter recorded a hit with Gethings leading the way with three. Blake, Conti, and Tyler Gambardella all chipped in two apiece.

Fairfield is now on their longest winning streak since 2009 when they won nine-straight contests in late March. The Stags will put this winning streak on the line tomorrow when they host crosstown rival Sacred Heart at 3:30pm.




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