The Castleton baseball team proved to be too much for Colby-Sawyer March 30 in Castleton, taking both games in the double header. The Spartans pitching duo of Adam Greenlese and Patrick Riley both went 7 innings and allowed just 1 run each as they lead their teams to 4-1 and 3-1 wins in the home opener.
Greenlese was almost untouchable allowing just three hits while striking out five, earning his third victory of the
season. Riley was equally impressive in the second game, striking out three and allowing just a single walk and an unearned run. The game was not highlighted just by the pitching staff. The Spartans offense showed up to play as well, racking up 15 hits.
The Spartans rookie center fielder Tyler Lord went 4-for-7 on the day with three RBI proving he can be a valuable asset to the lineup. The first of his RBI’s came in the second inning of the first game when he
drove in Allen White and Joe Borowski with a base hit. The offense didn’t stop there and the next inning Ryan Zielinski was drove in on a base hit by Conner Hoagland.
The following inning, Lord struck again with a beautiful double to the right field gap driving in Macyn Clifford. In
the final inning, Colby-Sawyers’ Andy Lapple drove in Tyler Stotz on a drive to right center.
The offensive situation was not much different in the second match-up, with Castleton striking in the first on a
Borowski double bringing in Zielinski. The Chargers responded the next inning with a run of their own.
The game was a pitcher’s duel for the next three innings until Chaz Millett drove in pinch runner Brian Martin in on a sac fly.
The Spartans quickly improved their lead with back-to-back singles from Lord and Zielinski making it 3-1. This proved too much for the Chargers and they fell short in the second match. The Spartans, now 4-4 on the season, will host New England College for a double header on April 4.