Dartmouth Baseball Sweeps Columbia
New York — Junior Jeff Keller drove in five runs in Sunday’s doubleheader at Columbia to lead Dartmouth to a sweep of the Lions at Robertson Field, 3-2 and 7-4.
All of the scoring in the first game came via the long ball, beginning with a solo blast by junior Dustin Selzer in the fifth to break up the scoreless duel between Big Green junior left-hander Mitch Horacek and Columbia senior right-hander Tim Giel. Keller provided a two-run shot to left, his second of the year, in the sixth to give Dartmouth (14-3, 2-2 Ivy) a 3-0 lead with just six outs to go.
Horacek, who had surrendered just two hits to the Lions (9-14, 2-2 Ivy) through the first five frames, was touched for two rins in the sixth before sophomore Thomas Olson got the final three outs.
Keller and Selzer each had two hits with a home run.
Dartmouth broke open the second game with five runs in the third inning. Keller had a two-run double, while Matt MacDonald and Selzer had run-scoring singles for a 7-1 lead.
Lefty Michael Johnson gave up a two-out single in the third, then retired 13 of the next 14 hitters before being lifted. Freshman right-hander Michael Danielak induced a double play to end the game.
Dartmouth plays at Quinnipiac tomorrow.
Riley Named Player of Week
Castleton, Vt. — Former Hartford High pitcher Patrick Riley has earned the North Atlantic Conference’s pitcher of the week award.
The Castleton State College senior threw a seven-inning complete-game win on Saturday in a 3-1 win over Colby-Sawyer. Riley limited the Chargers to just three hits and one unearned run, striking out three for the victory.
PSU’s Richardson Recognized
Plymouth, n.h. — Kearsarge High graduate Amanda Richardson was chosen by the Little East Conference as its women’s lacrosse defender of the week yesterday.
The Plymouth State senior had a team-high and career-high seven ground balls in the Panthers’ sole game last week, an 18-8 win over Castleton State.
Midfielder Richardson, of Bradford, N.H., also caused two turnovers. She now ranks fifth in the LEC in ground balls per game at 3.67, helping PSU produced the conference’s best defense at 6.8 goals allowed per contest.
CSC’s Bauer Chosen
New London — Colby-Sawyer senior and Bradford, N.H., native Laurel Bauer is the North Atlantic Conference’s women’s lacrosse player of the week.
A four-year letterwinner at the Tilton School, Bauer had six goals and three assists as the Chargers defeated Salem State and Norwich.
Bauer also tallied a team-best 12 ground balls on the week to go with six caused turnovers.
New London — Colby-Sawyer’s Clay Allen is the North Atlantic Conference’s player of the week.
The league selected Clay, the Chargers’ No. 3 singles player, after he won four matches during a two-win week last week. Teaming with Paul Holland, Allen swept two matches against Gordon and two more in a match against Green Mountain College.