Baseball Falls to East Carolina 9-0
CONWAY, S.C. – The Lions just couldn’t get the offense going as
“I’m very proud of my team and what they accomplished this season,” said Head Coach Brett Boretti. “Obviously I’m disappointed that we didn’t have a better day today, but it does not take anything away from what this group accomplished, particularly the seniors. They’ve come so far.”
Whitaker went 1.2 innings allowing two runs on five hits with one walk and two strikeouts.
John Baumann continued to pitch well out of the bullpen, going 4.0 innings and allowing one run on three hits with two walks and four punch outs.
Joey Mizzoni closed the game for the Lions, pitching a scoreless ninth inning, retiring all three batters faced.
Offensively, the Lions had four hits by Nick Cox, Dean Forthun, Ron Williams and Mike Roberts.
“Even though my
The Lions finish the season as the Ivy League Champions for the first time since 1977 and made their first NCAA appearance since 1976. At 22-30, 15-5 Overall, the Lions set the single season record for Conference wins and boasted eight players on All-Ivy League teams, including the 2008 Blair Bat winner Noah Cooper, the 2008 Ivy League Player of the Year Henry Perkins and the 2008 Ivy League Rookie of the Year Nick Cox.
“We got a taste of the next level now,” said Head Coach Brett Boretti. “Now we have to get back to work and do it all over again. I told the team it is much easier to become a champion than to stay a champion. That is what we have to work towards now.”