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Jeffs Split Doubleheader with Williams

Dave Krauser '02
Senior hurler Dave Krauser tossed a complete-game and struck out five to improve to 5-1 in the opening game

April 27, 2002

AMHERST, MA - The Amherst College baseball team split a doubleheader with Williams College Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field. The Jeffs pounded out 13 hits to take the opening game, 8-2. In the second contest, Williams tallied the lone run in the fourth inning on a fielder's choice to defeat Amherst, 1-0. Both teams will travel to Williamstown tomorrow for a 1 p.m. match-up with a NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament berth at stake.

Amherst scored a trio of runs in the bottom of the third and sixth innings on their way to victory in game one. Senior second baseman John Brody (Baltimore, MD) singled to center field, driving in a pair of runs in the third. Junior catcher Joe Katuska (Southboro, MA) hit an infield grounder to bring in junior designated hitter Jarret Solomon (Simsbury, CT), who reached earlier on a walk. First-year outfielder David Powers (Andover, MA) walked with the bases juiced in the sixth. Solomon then singled to center to drive in a run. Shortly thereafter, Brody hit a sacrifice fly to right field to send another runner across home plate.

Senior hurler Dave Krauser (Short Hills, NJ) tossed a complete-game and struck out five to improve to 5-1, while Ephs junior pitcher Robert Coppola (Orange, CT) took the loss and fell to 4-2.

First-year pitcher Chris Bodnar (Carlisle, MA) threw a complete-game four-hit shutout for Williams in game two. The Ephs tallied the only run of the game when sophomore outfielder Matt Dahlman (Short Hills, NJ) reached on a fielder's choice, scoring sophomore Phil Michael (New York, NY). Bodnar improved to 6-1, while Amherst senior hurler Jeff Leduc (Pittsfield, MA) fell to 3-2.

With the split, the Jeffs move to 16-14 overall and 6-5 in conference play, while Williams goes to 19-10 and 7-4.

Click HERE for full game-one box score...

Click HERE for full game-two box score...