Bridgeport, CT – The Sacred Heart Pioneers swept the Saturday doubleheader over the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, winning the first game, 10-3 and then taking game two, 6-3. Sacred Heart improves to 17-9 in the Northeast Conference this season. SHU celebrated their five departing seniors before the doubleheader.
SHU battered Fairleigh Dickinson in game one, notching 14 hits en route a 10-3 win over the Knights. Sacred Heart scored five runs in the top of the first and never looked back from there.
Junior Nick Leiningen (Millwood, NY) got the win in the first game, allowing three runs in five innings of work. Leiningen improves to 5-3 on the season.
Freshman Brian Lamboy (Manalapan, NJ) went 3-4 with 3 RBI in the first game of the afternoon. Lamboy is 11-21 with 8 RBI in his last five games.
Senior Dave Boisture (Highland Mills, NY) went 2-2 with a walk and a couple runs batted in.
Leiningen escaped trouble numerous times, with FDU leaving 12 runners on base. The Pioneers executed a beautiful 4-6-3 double play in the third inning to escape a bases loaded jam.
In game two of the doubleheader sophomore Jeff Stoddard (Branford, CT) pitched his sixth complete game of the season, allowing just one earned run in seven innings of work.
Lamboy stayed hot in game two, knocking two more hits to go along with a run scored and a RBI. Lamboy is 13-24 with 12 RBI in his last six games.
Sophomore Keaton Flint (Charlton, NY) went 1-2 with three RBI, tripling home a couple Pioneers in the fifth inning. Senior shortstop John Murphy (Seymour, CT) went 2-4 with a RBI double in the sixth and a RBI triple in the third. Murphy now has 160 career RBI and 16 triples (both are Sacred Heart records).
Notes: Sacred Heart held a brief ceremony before the first game to honor the five departing seniors of the class of 2013. The class of 2013 is looking for their third straight Northeast Conference Tournament Championship.