Baseball Swept at Dartmouth
Game 1 (Box Score)
Dartmouth put two runs on the scoreboard in the first and third innings in a 4-1 win in the opening game. Princeton scored in its first at bat to take the early lead, but the Big Green regained that lead in the bottom of the first and held the lead from that point on.
In the top of the first, senior Dan DeGeorge reached base with a one-out infield single. He advanced to second on a groundout and scored when junior Jack Murphy doubled to right field.
Dartmouth gained the lead in the bottom of the first when Nick Santomauro hit a two-run homer. Joe Sclafani led off with a bunt single and scored on the homer. Dartmouth then made it 4-1 in the third with two more runs on a Jeff Onstott two-run homer.
Princeton’s best chance to close the gap came in the fifth inning when an infield single and a walk put two on with no outs, but Dartmouth starter Robert Young got a double play to help get out of the inning.
Young allowed one run on four hits for the win, while Princeton junior starter David Hale surrendered four runs on five hits in the loss.
Game 2 (Box Score)
Dartmouth used a three-run third inning to snap a 3-3 tie and pull ahead in a 8-5 win in the nightcap. Once again Princeton jumped to a lead in its first at bat, but Dartmouth quickly erased it in the win.
The Tigers took a 2-0 led in the first inning when Murphy hit a two-run homer to right field, which also plated sophomore Greg Van Horn, who had reached on an infield single. Dartmouth though quickly evened the score in the bottom of the first when Ray Allen doubled home two runs.
Dartmouth added a run in the second on a Sclafani triple, but the Tigers knotted the game in the top of the third when Murphy doubled home Van Horn. The tie didn’t last long though, and Dartmouth went ahead for good in the bottom of the third when Jim Wren hit a two-run homer and Jack Monahan singled in a run.
Each team scored a run in the fourth inning. Junior Brian Berkowitz led off the Princeton half with a solo homer and the Tigers then put two on with no outs, but Dartmouth got out of the jam and got the run back when Mike Pagliarulo doubled home a run in the bottom half of the inning.
Princeton moved within two runs in the sixth inning when a Van Horn doubled plated DeGeorge, but Princeton would get no closer as Dartmouth added a run in the eight to widen the gap to three runs.
Senior Brad Gemberling allowed seven runs on 10 hits for the loss, while Ben Murray got the win as he allowed five runs on six hits in six innings. Ryan Smith got the save.
Princeton fell to 8-11 overall and 1-5 in the Ivy League with the loss, while Dartmouth remained perfect in Ivy action at 6-0 and is 8-9 overall. Princeton visits Harvard tomorrow afternoon.