• GoPrincetonTigers.Tv Princeton Store Tickets
  • Donate Live Events Live Stats
Close Video

Late Comeback Effort Not Enough, Baseball Drops 8-6 Decision to Rider

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 04/24/2013
Courtesy: Beverly Schaefer
Freshman Danny Hoy
View larger
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

Box Score

Despite taking a 2-0 lead in the first, miscues by the Tigers during the middle innings allowed Rider to respond and hold off a ninth inning rally to defeat the Princeton baseball team 8-6 Wednesday afternoon at Clarke Field.

Turning Point of the Game: Princeton looked to be in control over the opening frames, holding a 2-0 advantage and only allowing one Bronc base runner off a walk. Things broke down in the top of the third as Rider scored three runs off a Jerry Mulderig triple. The Broncs’ one-run lead quickly expanded to 6-2, as they capitalized on four hits and two Princeton errors over the fourth and fifth frames.

Player of the Game: Freshman Danny Hoy went 4-for-5 with three RBI and a pair of runs to lead offense. The team’s leader in doubles, the second baseman hit his 13th and 14th in the first and ninth innings, respectively. Hoy also stole a pair of bases, improving him to 12-for-13 on the year for a team-best.

Batter of the Game: Alec Keller went 3-for-4 with three runs and a walk in the leadoff spot for Princeton, improving his season batting average to .378. The outfielder also had a double and a stolen base Wednesday.

Pitcher of the Game: Reliever Danny Thomson tossed 1.1 scoreless innings over the final two frames. In five batters faced, the sophomore had a strikeout and gave up only one hit.

Nearly a Ninth Inning Comeback: Down 8-4 entering the ninth, Princeton began to put together a last chance comeback effort. With one out and a runner on first, Danny Hoy opened up the scoring with an RBI double to left field. Following an out with runners on the corners Alex Flink sent an RBI single to left field, but the Tigers were unable to keep their chances alive before conceding the final out.

On Deck: Princeton (12-26, 9-7 Ivy) concludes the regular season this weekend with a home-away four-game series versus Cornell. The Big Red head to Clarke Field on Friday, Apr. 26 for a doubleheader beginning at 12 noon. The series concludes two days later in Ithaca, N.Y.

ETAPVCFriends Groups
Free VideosTiger BlogMore Headlines

TigerBlog , the official blog of Princeton Athletics.

Apr. 23, 2014 - Musical Chairs
Tags: General

Apr. 22, 2014 - Keeping The Fire Lit
Tags: Lacrosse

Apr. 21, 2014 - Serving Notice
Tags: Tennis

Apr. 18, 2014 - 105 + 94 Does Not Equal 200
Tags: Lacrosse

Apr. 17, 2014 - A Week To Remember
Tags: Lacrosse, Tennis

April 17, 2014 TigerCast
Dave Mackasey (heavyweight men) and Becky Kreutter (lightweight...
April 10, 2014 TigerCast
Juniors Lindsay Graff (women's tennis) and Casey Ward (men's...
April 3, 2014 TigerCast
Zach McCourt (men's tennis) and Angie Gould (open rowing) join...
Follow Princeton Water Polo on Facebook (WWP)
Follow Princeton Water Polo on Twitter (WWP)
Robert Wood Johnson
Hyatt Slider

Sports Camps
PNC Bank
Tyco Community Spotlight
Athlete of the Week
Presented by Coach USA
April 14 - Ashleigh Johnson
National Champions
Field Hockey, DMR, Fencing, Stone Win National Titles
Championship Streak Now 42
London 2012
Princeton at the London Olympics
Tigers Claim Seven Medals
Sports Tickets
Proud Partner of Princeton Athletics
Buy and sell college and pro sports tickets
Email Updates
Don't Miss a Minute of the Action
Sign up to receive exclusive Princeton Tiger email updates