Dean Baseball won the Region XXI championship and will move on to the regional playoffs next weekend. Dean swept the best of 3 series. Gary Peralta named MVP of the series, pitching a no hitter in game 1 and batting 2-4 with a home run and 2 RBI in game 2.
|Dean Baseball team poses in celebration of win!|
Game 1 recap:Washington Park, Groton, CT
- Dean College 14 FINAL UCAP 0
Gary Peralta throws no-hitter as the Bulldogs defeat University of Connecticut at Avery Point 14-0
Friday was a day Gary Peralta will set aside for the scrapbook as Peralta threw a no-hitter in the Bulldogs' 14-0 victory over University of Connecticut at Avery Point.
No University of Connecticut at Avery Point batter was able to locate Peralta's pitches during the game. Peralta threw a no-hitter, striking out 11 batters and walking one while recording his momentous feat. He got Avery Santos to fly out for the final out of the game.
The Bulldogs continued to add runs until the end of the game. The Bulldogs scored five runs in the last one innings to finish off the win. The Bulldogs scored six runs in the second on the Bulldogs scored in the second on an RBI single by Christopher Wood, a walk by Brandon Valls, an RBI single by Jesse Archambault, a sacrifice fly by Rosario Missiti, and a two-run single by Kevin Ciprian.
Valls racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Bulldogs.
Matt Fasoli took the loss for University of Connecticut at Avery Point. He lasted just two innings, walked one, struck out two, and allowed one run.
The Bulldogs got one-run boosts in each of the third, fifth and sixth. In the third, the Bulldogs scored on an RBI single by Valls, scoring Seth Leslie.
The Bulldogs piled on five more runs in the top of the seventh. The inning looked promising, as Archambault singled, plating Ben Keeping and Wood to kick things off. That was followed up by Dion Austrie's three-run blast, bringing home Archambault and Daniel Blazejewski.
|Gary Peralta named MVP of the series|
Game 2 Recap:
- Dean College 15 FINAL UCAP 6
University of Connecticut at Avery Point falls 15-6 at the hands of the Bulldogs
The Bulldogs beat University of Connecticut at Avery Point on Saturday 15-6 at Groton, CT.
The Bulldogs scored six runs in the eighth on the Bulldogs scored in the eighth on an RBI single by Dion Austrie, a walk by Seth Leslie, a two-run error, a passed ball, and an error.
The game was back-and-forth heading into the fifth, with five lead changes.
The Bulldogs finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fifth inning. An error scored Ben Keeping and gave the Bulldogs the lead for good.
Brenden Smith recorded the win for the Bulldogs even though he allowed five runs over six innings. Smith struck out four, walked one and gave up nine hits.
Jesse Archambault, Keeping and Gary Peralta helped lead the Bulldogs. They combined for five hits and five RBIs.
Josh Vincent was the game's losing pitcher. He allowed seven runs in 4 2/3 innings, walked three and struck out none.
The Bulldogs scored two runs in the second inning, and then followed it up with two more in the sixth. In the second, the Bulldogs scored on an RBI single by Christopher Wood, plating Leslie.
The inning looked promising, as Rosario Missiti singled, bringing home Archambault to kick things off. That was followed up by Peralta's double, scoring Austrie.
|Division II - Regional Champions 2016|