Big Green Now 8-0
Winter Haven, Fla. — Senior Chad Piersma singled, doubled and drove in three runs to lead Dartmouth College’s baseball team to a 10-2 victory over Vassar in the RussMatt Invitational yesterday. The win extends the Big Green’s winning streak to eight to start the 2013 season, matching the school record set 110 years ago in 1903 and keeping Dartmouth (8-0) as the only undefeated team in NCAA Division I.
Sophomore left-hander Adam Frank (1-0) picked up the win by allowing two earned runs on two hits and five walks over five-plus innings in his first action of the season. Freshman Michael Danielak finished up the final four frames without surrendering a single hit to earn his first collegiate save.
While Piersma was going 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs, Ennis Coble had two hits and drove in two. Jay Graham and Bo Patterson also had two hits, while Nick Ruppert and Joe Purritano each had two RBIs.
Dartmouth will attempt to improve to 9-0 today at 11 a.m. when it goes up against Slippery Rock (12-4), which was ranked in the Division II top-25 polls last week, at Lake Myrtle Park in Auburndale, Fla.
■ Dartmouth senior Kyle Hunter was named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week yesterday, and teammate Trent Goodrich was named Rookie of the Week. Hunter, a left-hander, picked up his first victory of the season by shutting out UAB over six innings on seven hits. Goodrich, an infielder, picked up his first two collegiate hits to finish up a 5-2 win over Army, then went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs in an 11-4 triumph against LIU-Brooklyn the next day.
Dartmouth 13, Davidson 12
Davidson, n.c. — Nine players scored goals as No. 13 Dartmouth (5-2) edged Davidson (2-5) to snap a two-game losing streak.
Jaclyn Leto, Sarah Byrne, Lindsey Allard and Hana Bowers scored two goals apiece for the Big Green.
The Big Green dominated the play on the ground, picking up 23 ground balls to the Wildcats’ 10. Dartmouth also held the advantage in shots, 25-22, while Davidson narrowly edged out the visitors in draw controls, 14-12, thanks in large part to a 10-3 second-half advantage.
Bowers added two assists, and Frances Bird had one goal and two helpers. Davidson’s Emily Cooke had three goals and three assists. Dartmouth keeper Kristen Giovanniello made three saves, while Davidson’s Jessica Melby stopped six.
Dartmouth Pitcher Honored
Princeton, n.j. — Dartmouth sophomore southpaw Kristen Rumley earned her second consecutive Ivy League Pitcher of the Week honor after going 3-0 last weekend with wins over Robert Morris, Quinnipiac and Maryland at the USF Invitational.
In 19 innings, the Texas native allowed 10 hits with no runs and just three walks to go along with 20 strikeouts. Against Robert Morris, Rumley tossed 10 strikeouts, her first game in double figures this season and just two strikeouts shy of her career-high 12 and three short of the single-game record of 13. Against Quinnipiac, Rumley allowed just one hit in the Big Green’s 4-0 victory.