Fisher downs UMF baseball to complete three-game sweep

Fisher downs UMF baseball to complete three-game sweep

LYNN, Mass. – Fisher College baseball won its eighth in a row and completed a three-game sweep of the University of Maine at Farmington with a 9-3 win over the Beavers, Sunday afternoon at Fraser Field.

The loss dropped UMaine-Farmington to 1-4 on the season, while Fisher improved to 18-12.

UMaine-Farmington got on the board first as shortstop Brett Wallingford (Sanford, Maine/Sanford) drew a bases loaded walk to score third baseman Zach Keene (Livermore, Maine/Livermore Falls).

Fisher would answer right back as it scored three runs keyed by a two-out, two-RBI double from senior Anthony Peguero. Sammy Alejandro was able to scamper home prior to the double when classmate Jose Paulino (Lawrence, MA) was picked off. Peguero crossed the plate later in the frame as Farmington catcher Colin Mello's (Windham, Maine/Windham) throw sailed into left field on the stolen base.

The Beavers got one run back in the top of the fourth when first baseman Ben Keene (Livermore, Maine/Spruce Mountain) singled home Zach Keene, but the Falcons tacked on single runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to extend their lead to 6-2 through five.

Grayson Beressi (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth) got aboard with a two-base error by Fisher center fielder Eridane Dume to open the sixth inning, and later scored on a balk to cut the margin to 6-3. A hit-by-pitch, a triple, and a sacrifice fly to left field produced two more runs for Fisher in the bottom of the sixth, and the Falcons capped their scoring with one more run in the eighth.

Freshman righthander Tom Grady (Whitefield, Maine/Erskine Academy) suffered the loss for the Beavers, after allowing five runs, four earned, on five hits while striking out five in his 3.1 innings on the hill.

Zach Keene and freshman Ben Keene each had 3-for-4 days at the plate. Zach added two stolen bases and Ben had a RBI for UMaine-Farmington. Wallingford, Mello, Brian Jenkins (Gorham, Maine/Gorham) and Dale Winchenbach (Waldoboro, Maine/Medomak Valley) each recorded singles for UMF.

Falcon starter Pedro Escafullery lasted just 3.1 innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out four. Brian Rosa finished off the fourth inning, retiring the next two batters on a strikeout and pop-up. He would go on to pitch a scoreless fifth before giving way to Jose Maldonado in the sixth.

A trio of relievers followed Maldonado and kept the Beavers scoreless over the final three innings. Rosa, who finished with one unearned run on three hits in his 1.2 innings of work, was credited with the win.  

UMaine-Farmington opens up North Atlantic Conference play on Tuesday, April 2, when it travels to Lyndon State for a doubleheader starting at 2:00 p.m.