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Baseball Scores Six Runs In the Ninth To Beat Concordia, 12-5, In Arizona

Mario Piscitelli Phoenix, Ariz. - March 16, 2009 - The Springfield College baseball team erupted for six runs in the top of the ninth en route to a 12-5 win over Concordia on Monday afternoon at the RussMatt Greater Phoenix Invitational.

With the win, the Pride even its record at 2-2 this season. Springfield will play the national-runner up, Johns Hopkins, at Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 pm.

After the Pride tacked on a run in the top of the seventh to take a 6-5 lead, Nick Saviano came into relieve starter Brayton Chase. Saviano pitched a scoreless seventh frame to keep Concordia at bay, but Springfield was unable to build its lead as it couldn't to put a run on the board in the eighth.

Concordia built some momentum as their first two batters in the bottom half of the eighth reached base. Head coach Mark Simeone then turned to reliever Mario Piscitelli, who came in to strike out the next batter. On the ensuing at bat, Piscitelli caught a hard line drive right back at him and tossed the ball to first to complete the inning-ending double play.

The Springfield offense then put the game away as it pumped in six runs in the ninth inning to take the 12-5 victory.

Chase picked up the win as he threw six innings, allowing four earned runs, while scattering seven hits and walking five. Piscitelli earned the save in two innings of work as he didn't allow a hit.

At the plate, Zach Carhart went 1-2 and recorded three RBI and scored two runs, while Rob Malaspina went 2-4 with a pair of runs scored and two stolen bases. Mike Robilotto also had two RBI in the contest. Pete Calandra added two RBI on the day and hit the Pride's fourth triple in its past two games.

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