Manchester, N.H. - The Golden Lions suffered a
17-4 loss to the Dolphins of Lemoyne College in the second round of
the NCAA East Regional Tournament. Dowling finishes their
The Dolphins took an early lead off five hits in the top of the first inning. Ryan Mahoney's two RBI single to left center with one out brought in the first two runs of the game. Following a strike out, Matthew Ciraco's basehit up the middle brought Mahoney to go ahead 3-0. A walk to Kyle Kalaka forced a DC pitching change bringing JJ Bessell into the game. Vincent Redmond drove in two runs with a single to right and wild pitch brought in Kalaka put the Dolphins up 6-0.
After a scoreless second and third, Lemoyne added nine in the top of the fourth. Back to back walks with the bases loaded prompted another Dowling pitching change bringing in freshman Tyler Hardison. A wild pitch and single by Ciraco brought in three more before RBIs from Brett Botsford, Matt Marra, and two more from Mohoney gave the Dolphins a 15-0 lead.
Single runs in the fifth and six innings extended the gap to 17.
The Golden Lions broke up the shut out in the bottom of the eighth after consecutive walks to Rob Veltre, Joseph Candela, and Sean Craig loaded the bases with no outs. JC Brandmaier drove the ball off the Lemoyne pitcher to bring in Veltre. A sacrifice fly to left by Ian Schneider allowed Candela score before the Dolphins relief pitcher Mike Anarumo got Taylor Bargiacchi out on strikes.
Pinch hitter Lucas Fusco led off the bottom of the ninth with a single to center and Veltre's third walk of the day put two runners on with two outs. Craig drove a double down the left field line to bring in both runs, but Anarumo was able to close out the game without any further damage.
Mahoney finished with three hits and four RBI to lead the Dolphins at the plate.
Starter Ed Kohout earned his ninth win on the season going five innings without allowing a hit while striking out four. Anarumo gets the save finishing up the final four innings allowing four runs on four hits.
For the Golden Lions, Veltre, Candela, Fusco, and Craig all provided a hit apiece.
Adam Brown gets the loss going two thirds after allowing six runs on four hits in two thirds inning.
Provided by the Dowling Sports Information Department.