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Baseball Stands at 3-2 After Third Day in Arizona

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- March 18, 2008 -- The Springfield college baseball team has opened up winning three of it's first five games to start the 2008 campaign in Arizona. The Pride swept Albertus Magnus in the opening doubleheader of the season before dropping a pair of games to Roger Williams. On Monday, the Pride rallied past Brockport en route to its third win of the season.

In the first game of the season against Albertus Magnus on Saturday, Dan Larrow picked up the win for Springfield in relief after pitching 2/3 of an inning of perfect ball, including one strikeout. Winning by a score of 5-4, Casey Federico delivered the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh as he went 2-for-4 in the game. Travis Turgeon knocked home a pair of runs in the game, going 2-for-3.

In the second game of the doubleheader against Albertus Magnus, Springfield used a 10-run second inning to blow open the game en route to a 24-4 win.

On Sunday, the Pride dropped a pair to Roger Williams, 11-5 in the first game, and 6-5, in the second contest. When pitcher Ryan White was hit by a comebacker in the first inning, the Pride relied healily on it's bullpen. Justin Nussey recorded a single and a double in the game for Springfield.

In the nightcap, Springfield led 5-2 but couldn't hold on as it fell, 6-5, to Roger Williams. Drew Michael led the way for SC from the plate as he went 3-for-4 with three singles and an RBI in the loss.

The Pride got back on the winning track on Monday as it rallied past Brockport for a 10-8 win. White was outstanding on the mound for the Pride as he came in and shut down the Eagles in a relief effort. White picked up the win, pitching 3 and 2/3 innings, yielding just two hits and striking out four for SC. With Brockport taking a one-run advantage, 8-7, after a five-run sixth inning, the Pride responded with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to take a 10-8 lead. Ryan Tatreau had a pair of singles and two RBI in the win.

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