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BASEBALL WINS SHOOTOUT AT COLUMBIA TUESDAY, 17-12

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: April 11, 2017
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WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ- Monmouth Baseball tied a season-high with 17 runs scored in topping Columbia on the road Tuesday afternoon, 17-12. Freshman Regan Dombroski (Manasquan, NJ/Wall) earned his first career win and senior Tom Jakubowski (West Deptford, NJ/West Deptford/Long Island) drove in six runs.

Columbia jumped to a 7-0 lead with seven hits in the second, including a two-run homer from Liam McGill. Dan Shea (Wilmington, DE/Salesianum) answered by getting Monmouth on the board with a three-run double in the third, and Justin Trochiano (Morganville, NJ/Marlboro) cut it to 7-4 with an RBI single in the fourth.

The Lions added three runs in the fourth to make it 10-4, getting a two-run home run from Randell Kanemaru in the frame. MU responded with two long balls in the fifth, one from Shaine Hughes (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township) before Jakubowski lifted a three-run shot to cut the deficit to 10-8. Jakubowski would then double home three in the next inning to put the Hawks up to stay, 11-10 and eventually a three-run lead after six.

Pete Papcun (Brick, NJ/Christian Brothers Academy) hit a three-run double and plated a run on an error before Columbia tacked on two in the ninth.

NOTES AND QUOTES
“We did a great job of keeping our composure when we fell behind early.  That is the kind of game in which discipline and solid at-bats get you back in it.  We received a balance attack but the middle of the order was big today.” – head coach Dean Ehehalt

“Tommy had six big RBI's, Danny got us going and we had some great at-bats from Trochiano and Zach Schild.  Dombrowski and Hoffman pitched extremely well and it allowed us to get some momentum back.  The team is happy for Zach and Regan; first career hit and first career win.” – Ehehalt on today’s big performances

“It was a nice midweek win; Columbia is a quality program that will be right in the mix in the Ivy League.” – Ehehalt on Columbia


-Monmouth tied a season high with 17 runs scored, the third time this year MU scored 17 times.
-Freshman Regan Dombroski earned his first career win.
-Tom Jakubowski drove in six runs, the third Hawk this season to do so (Pete Papcun, twice) and a career high.
-Four Hawks (Lamberton, Hughes, Shea, Jakubowski) scored three runs each.
-The 3-4-5 slots in Monmouth’s order drove in 12 runs.
-Lamberton, Hughes, Shea, Papcun and Jakubowski all drew three walks.
-Pete Papcun drove in three runs for the fourth time this season.
-Justin Trochiano doubled and drove in two runs.
-Ben Hoffman fired a scoreless sixth for the Hawks.
-Freshman Zach Schild recorded his first two career hits, as well as his first RBI.

NUMBERS CRUNCH

-Offensively, MU struck out just twice all day.
-Joe Molettiere struck out four in two relief innings.
-The teams each recorded 14 hits.
-Monmouth came back from a seven-run deficit.
-Dombroski needed just 12 pitches for a scoreless fifth inning to earn the win.
-Each team made two errors.
-This marked Monmouth’s third longest game of the season (3:30), and second longest game that did not include extra innings.

UP NEXT
-Monmouth hosts Marist on Friday at 3:00 p.m. on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

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