BRISTOL, R.I. – The Roger Williams University Baseball team hosted Gordon College in the team’s first home contest of 2015, coming away with a split with the Fighting Scots. The Hawks opened with a close 2-3 loss before notching an 8-2 win in the nightcap.
In the opener, Gordon scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the second. Alex Smith (Wethersfield, Conn.) led off the inning with a single to right field, then advancing to second on a passed ball. Later, Smith would score on a two-out RBI single by Jesse Amaya (South Gate, Calif.), giving the Fighting Scots a 1-0 lead.
Gordon managed to add two more runs in the fourth. Amaya and Smith connected once against, with Smith scoring on another RBI single by Amaya. Amaya later came home on an RBI double by Jeremy Jackson (Waco, Texas), putting Gordon up 3-0.
The Hawks mustered a rally in the top of the sixth, after Caulin Rogers (Gloucester, Mass.) reached on an error in the infield, Kevin Baker (Wilbraham, Mass.) stepped up with a home run to bring the Hawks within one.
However, that would be all RWU would get for the rest of the game, with Gordon hurler Scott Hall (Weymouth, Mass.) inducing a 4-6-3 double play to end the game.
Hall went the distance in the win, striking out five in the win. Smith finished 2-for-3 with a pair of runs, while Amaya was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored.
George Lund (West Hartford, Conn.) took the loss, giving up three runs in 6.0 innings with four Ks. Chris Travers (East Freetown, Mass.), Shawn Cariglio (Milford, Conn.), and Reid Nelson (Wallingford, Conn.) each finished 1-for-3 in the game.
The second game saw the Hawks jump out early, scoring five runs in the top of the first. The Hawks were took advantage of a dropped fly ball in the outfield after back-to-back walks to load the bases. Bryan Terzian (Westport, Conn.) and Travers each stepped up with a two-RBI double, while Nelson scored on a wild pitch.
In the third, Travers made it an 8-0 Roger Williams lead, bombing a three run home run to left field and scoring Nelson and Jamie Timothy (Cohasset, Mass.).
Gordon added runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings. Smith and Alonzo Martinez (El Paso, Texas) led off the fourth with back-to-back triples, while Smith scored on a bobbled ball in the infield an inning later. That would be the only runs for the Fighting Scots in the game as the Hawks picked up their first home win of the year.
Tyler Campo (Wrentham, Mass.) earned his first win of the season, striking out a career-high 11 in the complete game. Travers was 2-for-3 with five RBI and a run, while Timothy went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Matt Amore (Pequannock, N.J.) allowed all eight runs (seven earned) in 2.1 innings in the loss. Martinez went 2-for-3 with an RBI while Jackson was 1-for-2 with a run scored.
Roger Williams (3-13, 1-3 CCC) will host Becker College on Tuesday, while Gordon (5-10, 3-1 CCC) will play Lasell.