posted at 9:34 am Wed Jul 7th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)
The Vermont Mountaineers picked up their second straight win.
And their first win against the Bristol Collegiate Baseball Club, 5-4 on Tuesday night at Recreation Field in New England Collegiate Baseball League action.
Vermont loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth, and an innocent ground ball from Micah Johnson confused Bristol second baseman Dave Soltis. Instead of going for the force at home, with one out, Soltis tried for the double play, but threw the ball into left field that allowed Brance Rivera to score from third.
Vermont has walked off three times this season, all-coming at home.
The Mountaineers took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, after a RBI single from Vermont returner Jantzen Witte plated Raymond Frias from third. The Mountaineers put together four straight hits off Bristol starter Mark Bordonaro in the inning.
Bristol took the 2-1 lead though, in the top of the third, but Vermont stormed back with a run in the bottom of the inning to tie the game. William Carmona (2-4 on night) collected his 12th RBI of the year, as his double scored newcomer Rivera from first.
This seesaw battle continued, as Bristol scored a pair of runs in the top of the fourth to take a 4-2 lead.
Vermont charged back in the bottom half of that inning with a pair of their own to tie the game, capped off by a RBI single from Frias that drove home Nick Martinez from second.
Zeros were put on the bored from there on out, but Vermont walked off to hand Bristol their second defeat in a row.
Nate Roe moves to 4-0 with the win as he entered late in the game, while Vermont starter Bo Burton gets the no decision throwing six plus. Ryan Moore fell to 0-2 for Bristol.
Preston Wasmund (2-1) is on the hill tomorrow for Vermont. The Mountaineers jump to 10-12, as Bristol goes to 13-10.
The Mountaineers continue their home stand with a 6:30 PM game against the Keene Swamp Bats on Wednesday night. Catch all the action live from Recreation Field with Vermont radio voice Carmine Vetrano on ESPN 1240 WSKI, and the NECBL broadcast network.
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)