Local Roundup: Dartmouth Baseball Takes Rubber Game From Cornell

Monday, April 16, 2018

Ithaca, n.y. — A four-run first inning and seven strong frames on the mound by senior pitcher Jack Fossand allowed the Dartmouth College baseball team to claim a 5-3 win over Cornell in the rubber match of their three-game Ivy League series on Sunday at Hoy Field.

Fossand improved to 2-3 on the season for the Big Green (5-3-1 league, 9-16-1 overall), allowing just two runs on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts. The 6-foot-5 right-hander retired the Big Red (2-7, 6-16-1) in order three times and got out of jams in the sixth and seventh innings, stranding two Cornell baserunners on both occasions.

Dartmouth took control of the game quickly on back-to-back game-opening doubles from Sean Sullivan and Matt Feinstein for a 1-0 lead. After Kyle Holbrook singled and advanced on a misfired pickoff attempt, Dustin Shirley plated Feinstein on a grounder to third. Another Cornell throwing error, a wild pitch, Nate Ostmo’s RBI single and a passed ball upped the visitors’ advantage to 4-0 after just a half-inning of play.

Sullivan and sophomore Blake Crossing both had two hits for Dartmouth. Feinstein scored twice and drove in a run, and Shirley had two RBIs.

H.S. Baseball

KUA 7, Brewster 6

Manchester — Jonah Silverman delivered a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to cap Kimball Union’s four-run comeback in Saturday’s walk-off win at Gill Stadium.

Silverman’s heroics made a winner of pitcher Noah Spaulding, who threw the final three innings for the victory. Eli Jaynes, Arlo Merritt and Silverman each had two hits and combined to drive in six KUA runs. The Wildcats visit Proctor Academy on Tuesday.

Men’s Tennis

Dartmouth 4, Columbia 3

New York — The Big Green (4-1, 18-5) erased a three-game deficit to overturn the Lions (3-1, 14-4) at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center on Sunday.

Columbia claimed the doubles point and wins at fifth and sixth singles before Dartmouth discovered its form. No. 2 David Horneffer, No. 1 Charlie Broom and No. 4 Max Fliegner brought the visitors level, and No. 3 Dan Martin won the clinching point for the Big Green, beating Jack Lin in comeback fashion, 6-7, 6-4, 6-0.

Men’s Rowing

Lights Fall on Connecticut

Hanover — The Big Green lightweight crews braved Sunday’s wintery conditions on the Connecticut River but came up short in a head-to-head with Mercyhurst.

Dartmouth’s second varsity, coxed by Peter Chow, came the closest to victory, dropping its race to the Lakers by just a half-second. Mercyhurst took first varsity by 3½ seconds.

Women’s Golf

Green Third in Conn.

Bloomfield, Conn. — Senior Jessica Kittelberger and sophomore Maddie Nelson each shot a 2-over-par 74 on Saturday to lead Dartmouth to a third-place finish in the 10-team Hartford Invitational at Tumble Book Country Club.

The Big Green shot 19-over 307 as a team for the day. Sunday’s scheduled second round was cancelled by inclement weather. Fairleigh Dickinson took home team honors at 298 ahead of Sacred Heart.

Dartmouth heads to Jackson Township, N.J., this weekend for the Ivy League championship tournament at Metedeconk National Golf Club.