College Roundup: Dartmouth Baseball Blasts Princeton

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Hanover — The Dartmouth College baseball team put itself right back in the middle of the Ivy League Championship Series conversation with a dominant doubleheader sweep of Princeton at Red Rolfe Field on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

The Big Green exploded for 30 runs on 25 hits to pound the Tigers, 14-3 and 16-1. The twin wins leave Dartmouth at 10-6-1 in league play, just percentage points behind Columbia (11-7) for second place in the league with one week left in the regular season.

The top two teams after regular-season action concludes advance to the ILCS. Yale holds down the top spot at 14-4 in Ivy play.

Dartmouth built up a 6-0 lead midway through the lidlifter before a seven-run eruption in the sixth inning put all doubt to rest. Dustin Shirley capped a 3-for-5 day with his fourth home run of the year, catcher Bennett McCaskill included a round-tripper as part of a 2-for-4 afternoon and three other Dartmouth batsmen — Blake Crossing, Nate Ostmo and Steffen Torgersen — had two hits each. Cole O’Connor took the win with 6⅓ innings of eight-hit work on the mound.

The Big Green (14-20-1 overall) also amassed a 6-0 cushion in the nightcap, adding to it with 10 runs over its last three frames. Dartmouth popped two more homers, from Kyle Holbrook and Michael Calamari, both of whom finished with three hits. Jack Fossand worked into the eighth for the victory, fanning eight, issuing one walk and holding the Tigers (7-13, 10-25) to four hits.

The two teams play again today at noon.

Track and Field

Women Second at Heps

Philadelphia — The Dartmouth women opened the outdoor Heptagonals by placing second behind host Penn.

Cha’Mia Rothwell claimed second in the long jump at 20 feet, 4¼ inches. Julia Valenti and Brooke Brunet both topped 12-8 to go 2-3 in the pole vault. Olivia Wiener (145-6) and Bridget Douglas (140-0) went 3-4 in the javelin. The Big Green also scored points in the hammer through a 4-5 result for Amelia Ali (172-6) and Alexandra Collins (167-6).

The men were seventh through the opening day, getting the bulk of their points with a 5-6 finish from Alec Eschholz (182-0) and Benjamin Ose (175-8) in the javelin.