UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond Spiders baseball team defeated the Northeastern Huskies, 11-10, at Pitt Field on Friday afternoon. With the win, Richmond improves to 22-10 on the season, while the Huskies fall to 20-14 on the year.
Junior Nick Poulos went 4-for-5 on the afternoon with three RBI, while freshman Tyler Beckwith went 1-for-3 and drove in three runs to lead the Spider offense on Friday. Classmate Tanner Stanley had a pair of hits and two RBI, while senior Bret Williams and freshman Jansen Fraser each plated a run in the win.
Richmond’s offense was extremely patient at the plate, led by Adam Forrer. The junior didn’t have an official at-bat in five plate appearances, drawing four walks and getting hit by a pitch. In total, the Spiders drew 10 walks and were hit a total of six times by Northeastern pitchers on the day.
Out of the bullpen, sophomore RHP James Lively (2-0) tossed 5.1 innings to earn the victory, while junior RHP Andrew Brockett recorded the final four outs of the game to notch his first save of the season.
Richmond jumped on the Huskies early, scoring five times in the bottom of the first inning, highlighted by a two-run single off the bat of Beckwith.
After Northeastern cut the lead to 5-3 in the top of the second, the Spiders scored the game’s next six runs, taking an 11-3 lead in to the top of the eighth.
In the top of the eighth, the Huskies’ bats came alive, scoring seven times to cut the lead to 11-10. From the bullpen, Brockett came in and had one of his best performances of the season, closing the door on Northeastern in the top of the ninth to secure the 11-10, series-opening victory for the Spiders.
The Richmond Spiders will continue their three-game series with the Northeastern Huskies on Saturday at Pitt Field. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.