UB Baseball Walks Off Molloy, 5-4, In 10 Innings

UB Baseball Walks Off Molloy, 5-4, In 10 Innings

Uniondale, N.Y.-Playing as the home team on the Molloy College Lions home field, the University of Bridgeport baseball team upped its overall season record to 10-11 and its East Coast Conference mark to 5-3 with a 5-4 victory in 10 innings on Monday afternoon on Long Island.  The Purple Knights scored the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the tenth on back-to-back doubles by senior Dave Egeland (Toms River, N.J.) and junior Stephen DiNicola (Rochester, N.Y.).  DiNicola's game-winner gave him two runs batted in on the day, and both Egeland and DiNicola had two hits for the winners on the day,  With the loss, Molloy falls to 8-16 overall and an even 4-4 in conference play.

UB senior Casey McCone (Milford, Conn.) also had a pair of hits and one RBI on the afternoon, and graduate student Zach Burger (Orlando, Fla.) drove in a run for the Purple Knights.

Freshman Jason Burger (Orlando, Fla,) picked up the win on Monday as he worked a scoreless top of the tenth in relief of senior Adam Thayer (Ansonia, Conn.), who pitched seven solid innings in relief of starter Dave Egeland.

Up next, the UB baseball team is slated to host Dominican (N.Y.) College on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.