Tribe Baseball Completes Sweep of Northeastern
Updated: Sunday 03/24/2013 (ET)
BOSTON, Mass. – The William and Mary baseball team completed its three-game sweep of Northeastern with a 1-0 victory at Friedman Diamond on Sunday afternoon. The Tribe, who didn’t allow a single run to cross home plate during the course of the weekend, earned the sweep with three-straight 1-0 victories as each W&M starting pitcher posted complete-game shutouts. With today’s win, the Green and Gold improves to 16-8 overall and 5-1 in CAA play as its winning-streak now stands at six. The setback drops the Huskies to 10-11 on the season and 2-7 in league action.
Sophomore LHP Jason Inghram (3-2) pitched a complete-game shutout, the Tribe’s third in as many days, as he scattered four hits while posting nine strikeouts.
At the plate, junior second baseman Ryan Lindemuth plated the go-ahead run with an RBI single to center field in the top half of the eighth. Senior right fielder Derek Lowe went 3-for-3, while freshman designated hitter Charley Gould finished the afternoon with a hit. Rounding out the effort was freshman left fielder Jonathan Sarty, who scored the afternoon’s lone run.
The Green and Gold scored the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth. With two outs and Sarty on first, Lowe’s infield single to second moved Sarty to third. With runners on first and third, Lindemuth ripped a single into center field, which plated Sarty as W&M went ahead, 1-0.
Inghram, who was exceptional all afternoon, retired the last six outs in order as W&M improved to 13-11 all-time versus Northeastern.
For the weekend, the Green and Gold didn’t surrender a single run as its pitching staff allowed just 14 hits in 27.0 innings of work as it held the NU bats to an average of .159. Additionally, the Tribe staff lowered its team ERA to 3.41 as it posted 21 strikeouts compared to just five walks in the three-game set.
The three-game sweep of the Huskies is the Tribe’s first road sweep of a Colonial Athletic Association opponent since sweeping James Madison in Harrisonburg, Va., a season ago.
Tribe baseball returns to action on Tuesday, March 26, as it hits the road for a contest at East Carolina. Tuesday’s first pitch from Clark-LeClair Stadium is scheduled for 6 p.m. and fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com with live stats.