The Patriots (22-25, 12-12) scored 4 runs in the top of the 9th inning, but fell 11-10 at Union College Tuesday afternoon. The Pats were up 6-4 heading into the bottom of the 7th, but the Bulldogs scored 3 in the 7th and 4 in the 8th to gain a 5-run lead heading to the 9th inning.
Danny Jimenez (Fountian Valley, CA) singled with 2 outs in the 9th and took second. Ty Broady (Greenville, KY) doubled him home. Harold Diaz (Gurabo, PR) singled home Broady and Dominique Guevara (Oxnard, CA) had a pinch hit single to score Diaz. Eric Donnelly (Coral Springs, FL) added the fifth straight hit, scoring pinch runner Marc Mason (Tehama, CA) for the final Patriot run.
CJ Gant (Louisville, KY) started for the Patriots and left with a 6-4 lead after 5 innings. Gant allowed 4 runs on 6 hits. Alex Knowles (Huntington Beach, CA) tossed up a 0 in the 6th and the Bulldogs got to relievers Rich Corrente (Chatham, ON), Cory Klinger (Rushlyvania, OH) and Trenton Claunch (Burgin, KY). Klinger took the loss, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits, with Corrente's run adding to it. Claunch allowed 4 runs on 4 hits.
Diaz went 3-5 with a double, stolen base, a run and 4 RBI's. Donnelly added a 3-4 game with a RBI and stolen bag. Broady had a 2-4 game with a double, triple and 2 RBI's, while scoring 3 runs. Jimenez added a 2-4 day with 3 runs and a RBI and Adrian Garcia (Anaheim, CA) went 2-5 with a run.
The Patriots host Shawnee State University this weekend for their final MSC weekend series.