NEW LONDON, N.H. - Four third-innings runs coupled with three insurance scores helped the Castleton University baseball team pick up its second win in as many days as it defeated former North Atlantic Conference opponent Colby-Sawyer - 7-4 - in nonconference action on Wednesday afternoon at Kelsey Field.
Castleton improves to 15-16 overall, while Colby-Sawyer drops to 6-24.
Continuing to do damage out of the top of the lineup, Dylan Bailey slapped a two-out double to right with the bases full in the third to bring home two, allowing Castleton to claim the 3-2 advantage. The senior infielder has now recorded an RBI in each of the last five games with eight total during that span.
Starting the scoring in the inning, Brody Fillion stayed alert on the base paths, racing home on a wild pitch to cut the deficit to 2-1. He singled up the middle, advanced on an error that allowed Pat Mumford to reach before moving to third on Deagan Poland's walk. Following Bailey's double, the Spartans picked up their last run of the frame as Mitchell Caron smacked a grounder to short to score Davis Mikell from third.
Responding with one in the bottom of the third to cut the Spartan lead to 4-3, the Chargers continued to battle. Castleton added two in the fifth on a hit and a couple of walks. Leading off with a base on balls, Mumford advanced to second as Poland watched four balls pass. With runners on first and second, Mikell slapped a single into left, plating Mumford and advancing Poland. The latter then scored on a wild pitch.
In the seventh, following a Bailey single to left-center, Dillon Benham roped an RBI double in the gap to score the former and Castleton's seventh and final run.
On the mound, Max Olmsted started and went four innings and recorded five strikeouts while allowing three runs. Earning the victory in relief - his first career win - Zack Marlow tossed three frames, surrendering one run and striking out three. Picking up his third save of the campaign, Andy Kenosh - 2 IP, 2H, 2K - finished the contest.
Castleton returns to action at 11 a.m. on Saturday as it travels south to face Eastern Connecticut State in Little East action in a doubleheader with heavy playoff implications.
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