M&M Boys (Moreau and Minor) Help Baseball Complete Sweep of Endicott

Matt Moreau

Beverly, MA --- Senior Matt Moreau (Manchester. MA) notched 3 RBI and sophomore Sean Minor (Sherman Oaks, CA) tossed a complete game to help left visiting WPI to a 6-2 non-conference road win at Endicott on Wednesday afternoon.  The victory secured a sweep of the two-day home and home series for the Engineers, who pushed their record to 23-10 on the season.  

The Engineers struck first to open the game as Bryan Watkins (Belmont, MA) and Paul Galligan (Weymouth, MA) led off with back-to-back singles and moved into scoring position via a double steal. Moreau plated the first run with a sacrifice fly before Galligan came around to score on an RBI double by Jameson Kokolis (Manchester, NH).

The Gulls got one back in their half of the second inning as Joe Kasabuski (Saugus, MA) doubled down the left field line and later came around to score on an RBI single by Mike Russo (Natick, MA). WPI pushed their lead back to two runs when Mark Dignum (Albany, NY) scored from third as the Gulls turned a double play in the fourth.
 
In the fifth inning, WPI scored four runs on RBI singles from Moreau, Nick Bean (Middleboro, MA) and Cody McGregor (Westfield, MA) to take a 7-1 lead. Endicott scored one run in their half of the fifth as Andrew Betts (Bristol, CT) tripled to right-centerfield and scored on a sac-fly by Aaron Santos (Cambridge, MA). That would be as close as the Gulls would get, however, as Minor allowed only two hits over the final four innings to keep the Blue and Green at bay.
 
Kasabuski helped lead the Endicott attack as he went 2-for-2 with a run scored and a pair of walks. Betts also had a multi-hit day, going 2-for-4 with a run, while Colin Sitarz (West Hartford, CT) went 2-for-4 as well. Senior Colin McGinn (Tolland, CT) suffered the setback for the Gulls, allowing seven runs (six earned) on nine hits in just four innings of work. Classmate Matt Sharon (Wallingford, VT) pitched well in relief, going 2.2 innings and allowing only one hit while striking out one.
 
WPI was led by the bottom of the order as its seven-through-nine hitters, Dignum, McGregor and Joe Walsh (Weymouth, MA), combined to go 7-for-12 with a run scored and an RBI. Moreau was 1-for-2 with three RBI while Kokolis was 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI. Sean Minor was the story of the ballgame, tossing a complete game and allowing only two earned runs while scattering eight hits. 

WPI heads to Amherst on Thursday afternoon for a 4pm contest between two teams in the initial NCAA New England Division III regional rankings. Endicott now awaits word on a bid to the ECAC Tournament which begins next Wednesday, May 12th. 

Story Courtesy Endicott Sports Information