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Stetson defeats Maine, 6-3
Series continues tonight, Feb. 22, and Feb. 23
posted Feb 22, 2013 - 2:16:18pm
Freshman first baseman Patrick Mazeika of Wilbraham, Mass., by way of the Salisbury School in Connecticut, rapped a double and three singles here Thursday night, Feb. 21, to spark a 15-hit attack by the Stetson Hatters in a 6-3 rally to down the University of Maine Black Bears.
The two teams will continue their series on Melching Field at Conrad Park at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, with the final game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The Hats will be on the road Tuesday, Feb. 26, for the first time this year to face the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats in the Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
In the Feb. 21 game, the visitors held a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the seventh, when the Hats scored three times. The locals added a pair in the eighth, and then held Maine to a single run in the ninth.
Coach Pete Dunn's crew (2-2) swung the bats well, with James Rasmussen doubling and singling, while Tyler Bocock, Mitchel Brennan and Carlos Garmendia each poked a pair of one-baggers. Garrett Russini rapped a double, with Kevin Fagan and Mike Fernland singling.
Hatter Kurt Schluter hurled six innings, allowing five hits, with one of two runs being earned. Austin Perez, Josh Thorne and Adam Schaly worked in relief.
The Brighthouse Invitational Tournament is set for March 1-3, with Ohio State, Connecticut and Central Michigan in town to join the Hatters.
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