BELMONT, N.C. – Anthony Dimino went 3-for-3 and drove in four runs, while Logan Redmond tossed five scoreless innings as Belmont Abbey College cruised to an 18-0 win in seven innings against the Saint Anselm College baseball team at Abbey Yard in the final contest of the three-game weekend set. The game was cut short so that Saint Anselm could meet its pre-arranged travel plans home.
The Hawks fall to 0-3, while the Crusaders improve to 4-3.
The Crusaders jumped out early with seven runs each in the second and third innings to make it 14-0. Dimino delivered the big blow with a three-run homer that made it 6-0 in the second.
Dimino then added a solo shot in the fourth and Michael Accetullo used a sac fly in the fifth to plate Nick Bienlich, who tripled to lead off the inning, to make it 16-0. An RBI double from Kayden Krause and a run-scoring single up the middle from Bienlich in the sixth closed the scoring.
Sophomore Clayton Welch (Manchester, N.H.) started and relinquished six runs on seven hits, while striking out two and walking one in 1.1 innings. Classmate Tyler Buck (Franklin, Mass.) followed with 0.2 innings of work and gave up five runs – four earned – on four hits with a strike out and a walk. Junior Ryan Cosmopulous (Seekonk, Mass.), freshman John Lavoie (Medford, Mass.) and sophomore Mack Flynn (Windham, N.H.) each allowed a pair of earned runs. Freshman Cameron Latta (Lowell, Mass.) was the only Saint Anselm pitcher to not allow a run as he tossed two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out three.
The Hawks return to action Saturday, March 1 at 11 a.m. when they kick off their Spring Break Florida trip against the College of Saint Rose at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. Stay up-to-date with the latest news, including game previews and recaps, directly from the Saint Anselm College athletic department by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter @STAHawks.