FORT MYERS, FLA. - The Elms College baseball team was back in action on Monday with a twin bill against Defiance College. The Yellow Jackets were able to take both games from the Blazers, winning the 1st 12-8 and taking the 2nd 10-4.
Defiance 12, Elms 8
Defiance would jump out with a 7 run top of the 1st which would prove to be too much for the Blazers to come back from. Elms would battle back platting 3 runs in the bottom of the frame when Thomas Slain (Tolland, CT.) singled in Josh Pasini (Enfield, CT.) and Alex Hoss (Stafford Springs, CT.). Cam Griffin (West Springfield, MA.) would also score on a wild pitch. The Blazers would put up another 3 spot in the 3rd when Slane doubled in Griffin, Josh Berthiaum (Pittsfield, MA.) would then single scoring Slane from second. After a couple of walks Austin Roy (Cromwell, CT.) delivered a base knock that would score Kevin Banas (Hatfield, MA.) from 3rd.
That would be as close as the Blazers would get dropping game 1, 12-8
Defiance 10, Elms 4
Game 2 would see the Yellow Jackets get out to another early lead, scoring 4 runs in the first 2 innings. Defiance would put up a 2 spot in the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings along the way to a 10-4 win.
Josh Pasini (Enfield, CT.) had a big day at the plate going 3 for 4 for the Blazers. Thomas Slane (Tolland, CT.) added 2 hits and Alex Hoss (Stafford Springs, CT.). Austin Roy (Cromwell, CT.) and Nate Ayala (Springfield, MA.) all pitched in with hits.
The Blazers are back in action on Wednesday when the hook with Hiram College for a doubleheader. First pitch for game 1 is scheduled for 9am, game 2 at 12pm.