Using five pitchers across 16 innings, Bridgeport earned a pair of shutouts over the D'Youville baseball team Saturday afternoon a Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Conn. The Purple Knights opened the East Coast Conference doubleheader with a 12-0 victory, before knocking off the Saints, 5-0, in the series finale to sweep the three-game set.
D'Youville moved to 2-18 on the season following Saturday's outcomes and fell to 0-14 in the ECC standings, while UB improved to a 9-6 record overall and in league play.
Game One Recap
D'Youville threatened early in the opener, as sophomore Jeremy Glinski singled in the first inning and proceeded to seal second to put a runner in scoring position, but was later thrown out trying to swipe third bae.
After being shut down in the first inning, Bridgeport launched the opening salvo in the second when Shane McCone drove in Stephen Giambra on a groundout, while Jake Woods and Ryan Donnelly both notched RBI singles later in the frame to make it 3-0.
Donnelly tacked on another run in the fourth, scoring off a D'Youville error, while the fifth inning saw McCone drive in Giambra once again, singling to right field.
The sixth inning was another multi-run frame by Bridgeport, as Andre Marchesseault brought Donnelly home on a sacrifice fly before McCone plated Giambra with a base hit and Craig Leonard walked with the bases loaded to score Jacob Rich.
UB would finish up its scoring in the seventh, as Giambra singled to bring in Donnelly and Rich hit a sacrifice fly to get Anthony Pascale home from third to extend the lead to 10-0. Woods would register the first multi-RBI hit of the game to cap the opener, roping a single that scored Giambra and McCone.
Jason Giambra earned the starting nod for the Purple Knights, dealing seven innings of one-hit ball alongside 12 strikeouts to pick up the victory. Tyler Solomon and Justin Hafele followed Giambra with a clean inning of work each.
Despite going 5.2 innings in his fifth start of the season, senior righty Bryce Little suffered the loss after allowing five earned runs, but still recorded four strikeouts in his outing. Fellow seniors Brendan Burke and Nick Jank made relief appearances, as Burke went 0.2 innings while Jank tossed 1.2 frames.
Game Two Recap
Senior left-hander Adam Lampman stifled the Bridgeport offense for most of the nightcap, but the Purple Knights had a breakthrough in the fourth inning. Pascale drew a bases-loaded walk to push across the opening run, and Donnelly scored on a D'Youville error when Stephen Giambra hit into a fielder's choice.
Rich doubled the lead with a two-run double later in the frame, and Leonard added the fifth and final run with a single that advanced Giambra home.
Justin Nyarady was the pitcher of record for Bridgeport, getting the win with one hit over six innings while striking out 10 Saints. Mattthew Wirz relieved Nyarady in the seventh, allowing one hit but punching out two batters in his brief outing.
Lampman pitched a complete game for the Saints and struck out seven Knights despite suffering the loss, allowing a trio of earned runs on four hits.
Notables – Bridgeport moved to a 3-0 lead in the all-time series … Glinski's single in the first game extended his on-base streak to 22 games dating back to 2020, but the streak was snapped in Saturday's nightcap … Lampman's seven strikeouts are the most by the senior since his eight punch-outs in the 2021 season opener against Hilbert.
Up Next – The Saints make a quick stop in Rockville Centre, N.Y., on Sunday to complete its series with Molloy. First Pitch is slated for 1 p.m.