Posted: May 07, 2016
AMHERST, Mass. — Colby College’s Soren Hanson ’16 finished his collegiate career with an unlucky loss after Amherst College took a 1-0 win over the Mules in the opening game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
The Purple & White also won 9-1 in the nightcap to improve to 24-10 overall. The Mules end the season at 11-24.
Hanson pitched all six innings of the first game, allowed six hits, struck out seven, and walked just one. He also had Colby’s only extra-base hit with a double.
Amherst used three pitchers in the shutout victory. Jackson Volle started and allowed one hit in two innings. George Long earned the win with 3.2 innings of work and Andrew Ferrero picked up the save by going the final 1.1 innings.
Matt Garcia ’18 had two of Colby’s four hits. Zach Ellenthal ’16 had the other hit for Colby and walked once.
Hanson got the first two outs of the fifth, but Max Steinhorn singled through the left side and stole second base. Ariel Kenney followed with a single to left center to plate the lone run.
In the second game, Matt Treveloni ’18 had two hits for the Mules. Benjamin Crocker ’16 had the lone run and had a hit. Tyler Mulberry ’19, Keenan Iuliano ’19, Noah Tocci ’16, and Dan Csaplar ’16 had the other hits.
Conner Gunn had two doubles among his three hits for Amherst, which led 6-1 after four innings.
Amherst 1, Colby 0 (1st game)
Soren Hanson (L) and Andrew Della Volpe. Jackson Volle, George Long (3, W), Andrew Ferrero (6, S) and Joe Feldman. 2B: Soren Hanson (C), Dave Cunningham (A).
Amherst 9, Colby 1 (2nd game)
Jake Connelly (L), Matt Garcia (5), Bobby Forese (6), Tommy Forese (9) and Blake Egan. Riley Streit (W), Keenan Szulik (6), Adam Pinto (8), Nic Meyer (9), Sam Schneider (9) and Conner Gunn, Joe Feldman, Jake Brown. 2B: Dan Csaplar (C), Yanni Thanopoulos (A), Dave Cunningham (A), Conner Gunn (A) 2, Sam Schneider (A).