May 25, 2019
BANGOR DAILY NEWS (BANGOR, MAINE

Decker lifts UMaine to first victory

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Righthander LeRoy Decker walked only two while scattering 10 hits to lead the University of Maine baseball team to its first win of the season, a 3-2 verdict over the San Jose State University Spartans in the second game of a twinbill here Sunday.

The Spartans beat the Bears in the first game 8-3. Maine is now 1-2 and SJSU is 8-9. Maine plays Santa Clara Monday at 5 p.m.

In the second game, Maine scored two runs in the second inning on a Matt Huff sacrifice fly and an RBI single by Todd Livingston.

The Spartans answered in the third when they reached Decker for three straight singles to load the bases. Decker then struck out Eric Pitt, but San Jose scored a run when Jason Boesch ran home from third following Dave Schultz’

popout to first baseman Glen Stupienski in foul territory.

Decker then got Mike Carrigg to groundout to end the threat.

The Bears struck for the winning run in the fifth on Steve Puleo’s RBI double down the right-field line. Puleo plated Todd Livingston, who had led off with a single, advanced to second on a balk, and to third on a Dan Catlin sacrifice.

After Maine pulled off its third double play of the game in the seventh, the Spartans came back when Boesch slapped a single and scored on Tim Gavello’s double to center. Decker then induced Angelo Leber to fly out to left to end the game.

Maine’s double play in the seventh was its seventh in three games.

In the first game, Maine was paced by Puelo, who had two RBI singles. Mark Ballard also added a run-producing single.

On Saturday, Laverne Thomas reached base four times to lead the Spartans past the Bears 7-3.

Dave Sick picked up the win for 7-8 San Jose State, which got two doubles from Schultz and two hits from Boesch.

Ballard went five innings on the mound and took the loss for Maine, which was playing its season opener. Tony Bianchi singled twice for the Black Bears.

(Saturday’s Game) Maine 000 000 201 – 3 6 2 San Jose State 300 012 10x – 7 10 1

Ballard, Cassidy (6) and Puleo, Ellis (8); Sick, LaVine (8) and Moore

Spartans 8, Black Bears 3

(Sunday’s First Game)

Maine San Jose State

Name ab r h bi Name ab r h bi

Livingston, ss 4 3 3 0 Laverne, cf 4 0 2 1

Catlin, 2b 4 0 3 0 Boesch, ss 4 1 1 0

Puleo, c 5 0 3 2 Nardini, ph 1 0 0 0

Ballard, dh 4 0 1 1 Gavello, 1b 3 0 0 0

Stupenski, 1b 4 0 0 0 Wood, ph 1 0 1 0

Caiazzo, rf 3 0 0 0 Leber, 2b 4 2 2 2

Longo, lf 4 0 0 0 Walsh, ph 1 0 0 0

Trahan, 3b 3 0 0 0 Pitt, dh 2 3 1 0

Thibodeau, ph 1 0 0 0 Chiotellis, pr 0 1 0 0

Huff, cf 4 0 0 0 Schultz, rf 3 0 2 1

Soares, rf 0 0 0 0

Moore, c 4 0 3 2

Carrigg, 2b 3 1 1 1

Bower, 3b 3 0 0 0

Totals 36 3 10 3 Totals 33 8 13 7

Maine 001 000 101 – 3

San Jose State 001 231 10x – 8

E – Stupenski 2, Coombs; Boesch, Bower 2B – Boesch 3B – Thomas HR – Leber LOB – Maine 11, San Jose 8 DP – Maine 1, San Jose 2 SB – Gavello S – Caiazzo, Bower SF – Carrigg

Pitching Summary

PITCHER IP H R BB SO

Maine

Bogardus (L,0-1) 5 10 6 2 1

Coombs 4 3 2 2 1

San Jose State

Pavicich (W,3-2) 9 10 3 4 7

HBP – Pitt (Bogardus) TIME -2:15

Black Bears 3, Spartans 2

(Sunday’s Second Game)

Maine San Jose State

Name ab r h bi Name ab r h bi

Livingston, ss 4 1 2 1 Thomas, cf 4 0 0 0

Catlin, 2b 3 0 1 0 Boesch, ss 3 2 2 0

Puleo, dh 3 0 3 1 Gavello, 1b 4 0 4 1

Stupenski,1b 3 0 0 0 Laber, lf 4 0 1 0

Longo, lf 3 0 0 0 Pitt, dh 2 0 0 0

Caiazzo, rf 3 0 2 0 Schultz, rf 2 0 1 1

Trahan, 3b 2 1 0 0 Carrigg, 2b 3 0 1 0

Ellis, c 3 1 0 0 Moore, c 2 0 0 0

Huff, cf 2 0 0 1 Leone, 3b 2 0 0 0

Chiotellis,ph 1 0 1 0

Jensen, pr 0 0 0 0

Totals 26 3 8 3 Totals 27 2 10 2

Maine 020 010 0 – 3

San Jose State 001 000 1 – 2

E – Leone, Garrett 2B – Puleo; Gavello LOB – Maine 5; San Jose State 8 DP – Maine 3; San Jose Sate 1 S – Catlin, Trahan SF – Huff; Schultz

Pitching Summary

PITCHER IP H R BB SO

Maine

Decker (W,1-0) 7 10 2 2 2

San Jose State

Garrett (L,1-2) 4 1/3 7 3 0 2

DesRoches 2 2/3 1 0 0 3

HBP – Moore by Decker WP – Garrett BK – Garrett TIME -1:41


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