BY NICK IRONSIDE // APRIL 15, 2013 //
Curry baseball coach Dave Perdios fumed after his team’s 14-5 loss against Western New England University on Sunday afternoon, April 14, following the first game of a doubleheader.
After the Colonels allowed seven runs in the second inning, Perdios’s team just couldn’t come up with an answer. The Golden Bears’ offensive surge was too much in the end, and errors left Perdios frustrated.
“We don’t have [roster] numbers, and it just seems like if we make one error in the infield…it opens the floodgates,” said Perdios, whose team fell to 5-12-2 (3-4 in the TCCC). “You saw what happened. Two errors led to seven runs, basically. It’s as simple as that.”
UPDATE: Curry lost the second game of the doubleheader, as well, falling 6-3.
Colonels starter Chris Kingsley (0-4), a sophomore, departed after getting just five outs. Kingsley allowed five hits and walked one, but just one of his seven runs allowed was earned.
Perdios said Kingsley wasn’t slated to throw more than two innings because he was pitching on short rest. Kingsley last pitched on April 10, earning the loss against MIT. He threw 4.2 innings, giving up five hit, three walks and six runs, although only three runs were earned.
“You look at what happened” [in the second inning], said Perdios. “We make the plays at third and he’s out of the inning.” Freshman third baseman Ryan Mulry committed the two errors in the second.
“We’re just going to try and get through the season,” said Perdios. “We have no depth in our pitching or in our field.
“Take a look at [Western New England], he added. “They’re loaded. If they have a guy making errors like we have, he’s out of the game. I can’t do anything. It’s really frustrating to some extent, but it is what it is. It’s what we have here right now.
“It’s quite obvious what we have to do to improve, and it’s just the way it is. When I say survive, that’s what we have to do.”
Down 10-0 to start the third, Curry rallied for three runs in the bottom half of the inning, capped by a two-run single from catcher Matt Rodriguez. The senior went 3-for-3.
Western New England University’s Mike Lospinuso (5-1) pitched all seven innings for the win. The Golden Bears improved to 18-7 overall (8-1 in TCCC games).
“I was looking for a lot of off-speed stuff, because he was throwing that consistently,” said Rodriguez. “His fastball, we were all jumping on it, so I was looking for the off-speed stuff.
Curry did finish with 13 hits, compared to 14 by the Golden Bears. However, timely hitting by Western New England and three errors by the Colonels led to the 14-5 final score. Curry leftfielder Matt Moore went 3-for-4 and scored two runs, while centerfielder Matt O’Neill chipped in with two hits and an RBI.
“We’ve been [starting slow] all season,” said Rodriguez. “We’ve been getting down, and once we get down, we can’t get back up. It’s just tough to come from behind.”