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March 12, 2009

2009 Season - Baseball team moves to 9-2 with 16-5 win over Carroll

FORT MYERS, Florida – Through the first two innings the Vikings were struggling to find any offensive rhythm against Carroll in the first of a four game Florida swing. The game was scoreless and Augustana had collected just one hit, a single by Don Hansen (Cary Grove HS, Cary, Ill.) to lead off the first inning. Hansen was immediately wiped out on a double play and the Vikings were looking for a spark. It came from the bottom of the order.

With one out in the top of the third, John Vezzetti (LaSalle Peru HS, LaSalle, Ill.), the eighth hitter in head coach Greg Wallace’s lineup, singled and that was followed by a single off the bat of Mike Lamb (Ottawa HS, Ottawa, Ill.), hitting out of the nine hole. With men on first and second, a fly ball out off the bat of Hansen to deep center field moved both runners up a base. Mark Ramos (United Township HS, East Moline, Ill.) then ripped a ball that was misplayed for an error to score Vezzetti with the game’s first run. A single by John Wagle (Rock Island HS, Rock Island, Ill.) drove in Lamb to give Augustana a 2-0 lead.

In the third the Aaron Hopson (Rockford Boylan HS, Rockford, Ill.) led off with a bunt single and another costly Carroll error, the Pioneers would have four in the game, helped contribute to three unearned runs. Vezzetti and Lamb had back-to-back sacrifice flies and the Vikings took a 5-0 lead.

Starting pitcher Kevin Dencker (Cary Grove HS, Fox River Grove, Ill.) cruised into the fourth and got the first two batters out. He then gave up back to back singles before leaving the game with a sore elbow. He was replaced by Kyle Murphy (Lane Tech HS, Chicago, Ill.) who gave up a two run double to Carroll’s Luke Melms before striking out Justin Weber to end the inning.

In the fifth the Vikings scored four runs on just two hits but were helped by a pair of walks and two more Carroll errors in the field. Wagle had a triple in that outburst.

Augustana dropped seven runs in the top of the sixth as Lamb crushed his first home run of the season, a three run shot to deep right center field to provide the big blow. Hansen’s triple to center field started off the inning as the Vikings extended their lead to 16-2.

Murphy ran into trouble in the in the sixth and allowed three runs before being replaced by Josiah Martin (Canton HS, Canton, Ill.). Martin got that threat silenced when Jimmy Marlin grounded out to first base with a runner in scoring position. Martin then retired Carroll in order in the seventh and the game was stopped two innings early due to the 10-run rule.

Wagle had three hits and two RBI while Hansen, Dave Hoffman (Cary Grove HS, Cary, Ill.), Jack Lococo (Dundee Crown HS, Algonquin, Ill.) and Lamb each had two hits. Lamb drove in four runs and Lococo three as every starter except one had a base hit.

With the win Augustana moved to 9-2 on the season.

The Vikings will play Babson at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, March 13) at Terry Park.

Augustana vs Carroll

03/12/09 at Fort Myers, Florida (Terry Park #2)

Augustana 16 (9-2) Carroll 5

Player AB R H BI Player AB R H BI

Don Hansen rf.............. 4 1 2 0 Justin Weber lf............ 3 0 0 0

Mark Ramos ss.............. 4 1 1 1 Mike Karpinski ph/lf...... 1 1 1 1

John Wagle 2b.............. 4 2 3 2 George Simons 2b........... 3 0 1 0

Joe Moran ph/2b........... 1 0 1 0 Matt Eschenbauch ph/2b.... 1 0 1 2

Dave Hoffman 1b............ 5 2 2 1 Jimmy Marlin dh/ss......... 2 0 1 0

Aaron Hopson 3b............ 4 3 1 0 Chris Elliott 1b........... 4 0 0 0

Jack Lococo dh............. 4 2 2 3 Andy Sturtevant 3b......... 3 0 0 0

Kevin Schuetz cf........... 2 2 0 0 Matt Grimm 3b............. 1 0 0 0

Michael Barker cf......... 0 0 0 0 Craig Reynolds rf.......... 2 0 0 0

John Vezzetti c............ 3 1 1 2 Nick Sobrilsky ph/rf...... 2 1 1 0

Michael Lamb lf............ 3 2 2 4 Justin Ahrens ss/p......... 3 1 2 0

Kevin Dencker p............ 0 0 0 0 Matt Holman c.............. 3 1 2 0

Kyle Murphy p............. 0 0 0 0 Luke Melms cf.............. 2 1 1 2

Josiah Martin p........... 0 0 0 0 Colin Mulligan p........... 0 0 0 0

Anthony Rygiel p.......... 0 0 0 0

Totals..................... 34 16 15 13 Totals..................... 30 5 10 5

Score by Innings R H E

Augustana........... 002 347 0 - 16 15 0

Carroll............. 000 203 0 - 5 10 4

E - Sturtevant 3; Mulligan. DP - Carroll 2. LOB - Augustana 4; Carroll 7. 2B -

Moran, Joe(1); Holman; Melms. 3B - Hansen, Don(1); Wagle, John(1). HR - Lamb,

Michae(1). SH - Schuetz, Kev(1). SF - Vezzetti, Jo(1); Lamb, Michae(1). SB - Hopson,

Aaro(2). CS - Ramos, Mark(2).

Augustana IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF FO GO

Kevin Dencker ............. 3.2 6 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 16 17 4 3

Kyle Murphy W,2-0......... 2.0 4 3 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 10 12 0 4

Josiah Martin ............. 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3 1

Carroll IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF FO GO

Colin Mulligan L.......... 5.1 13 14 7 2 3 0 0 0 0 28 33 8 3

Anthony Rygiel ............ 0.1 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 0 1

Justin Ahrens ............. 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 3 0

WP - Murphy, Kyle(2); Rygiel.

Strikeouts - Hansen, Don; Hopson, Aaro; Schuetz, Kev; Weber; Elliott; Sturtevant;

Reynolds; Ahrens. Walks - Hansen, Don; Ramos, Mark; Hopson, Aaro; Schuetz, Kev;

Marlin 2; Melms.

Start: 1:58 pm Time: 2:42 Attendance: 89

Play-by-Play

Score by Innings R H E

Augustana........... 002 347 0 - 16 15 0

Carroll............. 000 203 0 - 5 10 4

Augustana starters: 17/rf Hansen, Don; 5/ss Ramos, Mark; 9/2b Wagle, John;

13/1b Hoffman, Dav; 25/3b Hopson, Aaro; 34/dh Lococo, Jack; 33/cf Schuetz, Kev;

20/c Vezzetti, Jo; 36/lf Lamb, Michae; 26/p Dencker, Kev;

Carroll starters: 24/lf Weber; 4/2b Simons; 20/dh Marlin; 28/1b Elliott; 18/3b

Sturtevant; 14/rf Reynolds; 27/ss Ahrens; 48/c Holman; 23/cf Melms; 7/p

Mulligan;

Augustana 1st - Hansen, Don singled to left center. Ramos, Mark popped into double play 1b unassisted; Hansen, Don out on the play. Wagle, John grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Carroll 1st - Weber fouled out to rf. Simons grounded out to ss. Marlin walked. Elliott grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Augustana 2nd - Hoffman, Dav flied out to rf. Hopson, Aaro struck out swinging. Lococo, Jack flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Carroll 2nd - Sturtevant flied out to rf. Reynolds struck out looking. Ahrens singled to left center. Holman doubled down the lf line; Ahrens advanced to third. Melms grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Augustana 3rd - Schuetz, Kev struck out swinging. Vezzetti, Jo singled to left center. Lamb, Michae singled to left center; Vezzetti, Jo advanced to second. Hansen, Don flied out to cf; Lamb, Michae advanced to second; Vezzetti, Jo advanced to third. Ramos, Mark reached on an error by 3b; Lamb, Michael advanced to third; Vezzetti, Jo scored, unearned. Wagle, John singled to left center, RBI; Ramos, Mark advanced to third; Lamb, Michae scored, unearned. Hoffman, Dav grounded out to 1b unassisted. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Carroll 3rd - Weber popped up to 2b. Simons singled to right center. Marlin singled to center field; Simons advanced to second. Simons out at second p to ss, picked off. Elliott struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Augustana 4th - Hopson, Aaro singled, bunt. Lococo, Jack singled to left center; Hopson, Aaro advanced to second. Schuetz, Kev reached on an error by p, SAC; Lococo, Jack advanced to third; Hopson, Aaro scored, unearned. Schuetz, Kev advanced to second. Vezzetti, Jo flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; Schuetz, Kev advanced to third; Lococo, Jack scored, unearned. Lamb, Michae flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; Schuetz, Kev scored, unearned. Hansen, Don struck out swinging. 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Carroll 4th - Sturtevant struck out swinging. Reynolds flied out to cf. Ahrens singled to left center. Holman singled to center field; Ahrens advanced to second. Murphy, Kyle to p for Dencker, Kev. Melms doubled, 2 RBI; Holman scored; Ahrens scored. Weber struck out swinging. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, LOB.

Augustana 5th - Ramos, Mark walked. Wagle, John tripled to right center, RBI; Ramos, Mark scored. Hoffman, Dav singled to left center, RBI; Wagle, John scored. Hopson, Aaro reached on an error by 3b; Hoffman, Dav advanced to third. Hopson, Aaro stole second. Lococo, Jack grounded out to ss, RBI; Hopson, Aaron advanced to third; Hoffman, Dav scored, unearned. Schuetz, Kev fouled out to 1b. Vezzetti, Jo reached on an error by 3b; Hopson, Aaro scored, unearned. Lamb, Michae flied out to lf. 4 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB.

Carroll 5th - Simons grounded out to ss. Marlin walked. Marlin advanced to second on a wild pitch. Elliott grounded out to ss; Marlin advanced to third. Sturtevant grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Augustana 6th - Hansen, Don tripled to center field. Ramos, Mark singled, RBI; Hansen, Don scored. Ramos, Mark out at second c to ss, caught stealing. Wagle, John singled to right field. Hoffman, Dav singled; Wagle, John advanced to third. Hopson, Aaro walked; Hoffman, Dav advanced to second. Lococo, Jack singled, 2 RBI; Hopson, Aaro advanced to second; Hoffman, Dav scored; Wagle, John scored. Rygiel to p for Mulligan. Lococo, Jack advanced to second on a wild pitch; Hopson, Aaro advanced to third. Schuetz, Kev walked. Vezzetti, Jo grounded out to 3b, RBI; Schuetz, Kev advanced to second; Lococo, Jack advanced to third; Hopson, Aaro scored. Lamb, Michae homered to right center, 3 RBI; Schuetz, Kev scored; Lococo, Jack scored. Hansen, Don walked. Marlin to ss. Ahrens to p. / for Rygiel. Ramos, Mark flied out to lf. 7 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Carroll 6th - Sobrilsky pinch hit for Reynolds. Sobrilsky singled. Ahrens struck out. Holman grounded out to 1b unassisted. Melms walked; Sobrilsky advanced to second. Karpinski pinch hit for Weber. Karpinski singled, advanced to second on the throw, RBI; Melms advanced to third; Sobrilsky scored. Eschenbauch pinch hit for Simons. Eschenbauch singled, advanced to second on the throw, 2 RBI; Karpinski scored; Melms scored. Martin, Josi to p for Murphy, Kyle. Marlin grounded out to 1b unassisted. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Augustana 7th - Karpinski to lf. Eschenbauch to 2b. Sobrilsky to rf. Moran, Joe pinch hit for Wagle, John. Barker, Mich to cf for Schuetz, Kev. Moran, Joe doubled down the lf line. Hoffman, Dav lined into double play 1b to ss; Moran, Joe out on the play. Hopson, Aaro flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Carroll 7th - Moran, Joe to 2b. Grimm to 3b for Sturtevant. Elliott lined out to cf. Grimm lined out to 1b. Sobrilsky lined out to lf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0