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Spider Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader Over Quinnipiac
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics
Release:03/09/2014
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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Richmond Spiders baseball team swept a doubleheader against the Quinnipiac Bobcats on Sunday afternoon at Pitt Field.

The Spiders took game one, 5-4, before winning game two, 6-5.With the two wins, Richmond improves its record on the season to 4-9, while Quinnipiac falls to 1-8 on the year.

In game one, sophomore 1B Doug Krager had a three-run home run to pace the Richmond offense, while sophomore OF Tanner Stanley and freshman DH Kurtis Brown each had a RBI in the win. 

Junior LHP Zach Grossfeld (1-1) earned the win for the Spiders, allowing just one run in five innings, striking out four. Junior RHP Ray Harron earned his first save of the season.

In game two, the Spiders used the long ball once again to defeat the Bobcats.  Stanley and senior Adam Forrer each hit solo homers for Richmond, while Kraeger, sophomore Matt Dacey and senior Cory Moheit all had one RBI in the victory.

Sophomore Dan Martinson (1-0) earned the win out of the bullpen in game two for the Spiders, while junior Ryan Cook once again proved his value, coming in from right field to pitch the final three innings to earn his second save of the season.

In game one, Richmond found itself trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the fifth, but Kraeger changed all of that with one swing, clobbering a three-run shot over the left field fence.  The Spiders tacked on runs in both the sixth and seventh to take a 5-1 lead in to the top of the ninth.

Quinnipiac staged a rally, cutting the lead to just one, but Harron was able to close the door, securing the 5-4, game one win for Richmond.

In game two, Richmond jumped out to an early, 3-0 lead after two innings.  A RBI double from Dacey in the first and a pair of solo homers in the second from Forrer and Stanley put Richmond out in front.

The Bobcats came right back, however, taking a 4-3 lead in to the bottom of the sixth after scoring runs in the third, fourth and fifth. 

The Spiders took the lead for good in the sixth.  After a RBI single from Moheit tied the game at 4-4, Kraeger gave UR the advantage after drawing a bases-loaded walk.  In the seventh, Richmond pushed its lead to 6-4 on a sacrifice fly from Forrer.

Again, Quinnipiac staged a ninth-inning rally, but just like Harron did in game one, Cook came through, nailing down the win with his second save of the year.

The Richmond Spiders will next be in action on Tuesday when the team will play host to in-state rival Virginia Tech. First pitch at Pitt Field is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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