Immediate Release: May 20, 2006
Game 1 Box
The Great Danes jumped on BU pitching for five runs in the first three innings and then opened the floodgates with a six-run fifth inning. They tallied seven extra-base hits, including three in the sixth frame.
In game one, junior first baseman Brendon Hitchcock (Laceyville, Pa.) went 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and four RBI and sophomore pitcher Zach Groh (Reading, Pa.) limited Albany to three hits over six innings to earn his fifth win of the season.
Hitchcock drilled a 3-1 pitch over the fence in right center in the bottom of the first inning, erasing a 1-0 Great Danes lead. It was his seventh home run of the season. Junior catcher Pat Haughie (St. James, N.Y.) then added a two-run shot in the third inning - his sixth of the year.
Groh (5-3) dropped his earned run average to 1.85 before departing after six innings. He struck out nine and got out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning with a strikeout on a 3-2 pitch.
center fielder Aaron
Davis (San Francisco, Calif.) went 3-for-4 and junior shortstop
Smucker (Bird-in-Hand, Pa.) went 2-for-4.
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