Waterville, Maine-- The Thomas College baseball team recorded two more wins 3-2 and 9-5 against the Pilgrims of New England College, Sunday afternoon, on the campus of Thomas College. Thomas continues their dominance of April as they're now 14-0 on the month. Senior Ben Goodall was the Terriers top performer on the day with three hits and five RBI's including one homerun. Lucas Burgess was the top performer for the Pilgrims on the afternoon with five hits and one RBI.
With the wins, the Terriers improve to 20-9 (15-1 NEAC East Division) on the year while the Pilgrims fall to 15-14 (5-13 NEAC East Division) on the season.
Game one of the doubleheader remained scoreless until the top of the fourth inning when Juan Berrios singled to centerfield to score Burgess, giving the Pilgrims the 1-0 lead. The Terriers were quick to answer in the bottom of the fourth when Senior Josh Gray hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one apiece. After the Pilgrims went one-two-three in the top of the fifth, the Terriers went back to work in the bottom of the fifth scoring two more runs with RBI's from Freshman Ethan Hurley and Goodall to give them the 3-1 lead. The Pilgrims managed to muster up one more run in the top of the sixth inning with an RBI from Berrios, but their rally fell short and Thomas took game one 3-2.
Danny Burke got the win for the Terriers pitching a complete game, allowing two earned runs on four hits, and striking out four while Chris Wallace shoulders the loss for the Pilgrims.
In the second game, the Pilgrims once again got off to the quick 1-0 lead off an RBI single from Kevin Caputo in the top of the first inning. The Terriers got the ball rolling in the bottom of that same inning when Goodall smashed a three run homerun to left field to give them the 3-1 lead. The Pilgrims went on to score two runs in both the third and fourth inning with RBI's from Burgess, Berrios, Chris Biskup and Scott Fortune to give them the 5-3 lead. The Terrier's bats remained quiet until the bottom of the fifth inning when they were able to rally for five runs. Senior Rob Nutter had a big two out triple to centerfield to score the two go ahead runs for the Terriers in the inning. Goodall added his final RBI in the bottom of the sixth for Thomas to give them the 9-5 lead. Senior Bejay Perkins came in to get the save for the Terriers pitching two strong innings and giving them the 9-5 victory.
James McLamb got the win for the Terriers pitching one strong inning giving up one hit while Pierce Byrd shoulders the loss for the Pilgrims.
The Terriers next game will be Tuesday afternoon when they travel to Farmington to take on the Beavers in a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m.
Story Written By: Jacob Jandreau