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Baseball faces William & Mary in three day matchup

On Friday, Apr. 5, Monmouth faced William & Mary for the first of three games against the Tribe. The first two innings of Friday afternoon’s game was scoreless. It wasn’t until the bottom of the third when catcher #12 Joey DeMucci reached base by a fielders choice. DeMucci came around to score on an off pitch to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead. William & Mary tied the game in the top of the fifth.

Left-handed pitcher #42 Drew Helmstetter threw seven innings for the Hawks, striking out eight batters and allowing just one run. Nate Knowles for the Tribe had a strong five innings, only giving up one run. He then turned it over to Mark Hindy, who pitched the last four innings and gave up one run.
The Tribe broke through at the top of the eighth, adding on three runs. The Hawks attempted to make a comeback, but were only able to add one run in the bottom of the ninth which wasn’t quiet enough to secure the win over William & Mary and fell 2-4.

Monmouth faced the Tribe again on Saturday, Apr. 6, where they shut down the Tribe in a 2-0 victory. Right–handed pitcher Alec Couture had an incredible performance against William & Mary, striking out nine batters, which tied for the most by a Monmouth pitcher in a game this season. Monmouth’s first run scored was in the bottom of the first when infielder #5 Austin Denlinger batted infielder #1 Casey Caufield in on a single to left center. Monmouth did not score again until the bottom of the fourth when catcher #8 Phil Stahl hit a one-out single that brought Denlinger in for a 2-0 advantage. A strong defensive effort for Monmouth allowed them to secure the win, 2-0.

The Hawks faced the Tribe once more on Sunday, Apr. 7, and unfortunately ended the weekend with a 9-5 loss. They look ahead to face College of Charleston in a three day event starting Apr. 12 in Charleston, South Carolina.