Bucknell Baseball Concludes Series at Richmond with 6-1 Loss
Feb. 17, 2013
RICHMOND, Va. - Bucknell's five pitchers allowed just five hits in a 6-1 loss to Richmond Sunday afternoon at Pitt Field, but seven walks hurt the Bison, who fell to 0-3 on the young season. Spider pitchers Andrew Blum (7.0 IP) and Dylan Stoops (2.0 IP) combined on a two-hitter and did not walk a hitter.
Blum struck out seven and yielded just two singles to Bucknell. The only run the Bison scored was an unearned one in the sixth when Scott Glass led off with a single off Blum and later scored on a sac fly by Joe Ogren after an error helped move him around the bases. Stoops entered the game in the eighth and retired all eight hitters he faced.
Glass' run in the sixth was the first score of the game as Bucknell went up 1-0. However, Richmond capitalized on a leadoff walk in the bottom of the sixth and scored two runs. The Spiders scored four more in the seventh inning. They sent 15 total batters to the plate in those two frames and scored the six runs on just three hits, only one of which went for extra bases.
Senior Dan Goldstein got the start on the mound for the Bison and logged 5.2 innings and did not allow a hit. However, he walked six batters, including both that came around to score in the sixth.
Marcus Garone, Xavier Hammond, Dan Keller and Tom Hrabchak came out of the bullpen and pieced together the final seven outs for the Bison. A leadoff single in the seventh by Nick Poulos off Garone marked Richmond's first hit of the game.
"Free bases beat us today," explained Bucknell first-year head-coach Scott Heather. "We gave them too many unearned opportunities to win a close game. We hit the ball hard early with nothing to show for it and Danny Goldstein was certainly tough for them to hit. If he limits the walks moving forward, he will be a very effective pitcher for us."
Designated hitter Corey Furman registered Bucknell's other hit, a one-out single in the fourth. Poulos, who was 2-for-4 with a run scored, posted the only multi-hit outing of the day.
The start of the game was delayed approximately 30 minutes due to weather concerns.
Bucknell will head south again next weekend when it plays a three-game series at Duke. The Blue Devils went 1-2 in a three-game series at Florida this weekend.