May 10, 2012
Felician and Wilmington Notch Wins on Thursday in CACC Baseball Championship
WILMINGTON-DOMINICAN FINAL STATS
WILMINGTON, Del. (May 10, 2012) – No. 1 seed Felician defeated No. 4 seed Bloomfield 5-1 and No. 2 seed Wilmington handed No. 3 Dominican a 1-0 setback during the opening day of the double-elimination portion of the 2012 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Baseball Championship.
The action continues Friday, May 11 at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington and gets underway at noon with No. 4 seed Bloomfield facing No. 3 seed Dominican in an elimination game. No. 1 seed Felician follows with a match up against No. 2 seed Wilmington at 3:00 p.m.
The Bloomfield-Domincan winner will square off against the Felician-Wilmington loser in Friday's final game, which is slated for a 6:00 p.m. first pitch.
In Thursday's opening game, Felician claimed the 5-1 victory despite committing five errors and watching starting pitcher Brian Dudzinski (Lincroft, N.J.) plunk a total of five hitters.
The Golden Falcons rallied after falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first with five unanswered runs. Felician put the game away with a three-run sixth inning that was aided by three Bloomfield errors and a pair of wild pitches.
Wilmington sophomore lefthander Jamie Treml (Bear, Del.) tossed a one-hit, complete-game shutout to pace the Wildcats to the 1-0 victory over Dominican. Treml did not allow a hit through five and a third innings of work and finished the game with 16 strikeouts. He walked four and faced a total of 32 hitters.
The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the ninth as Dominican hurler Ryan Calby
(Huntington Station, N.Y.) was also stingy, allowing just five hits and two walks over eight innings of work.
Wilmington finally walked off with the win when Kyle Kitchens
(Delaware City, Del.) ripped a single up the middle to plate Frank Samulk
(Middletown, Del.) from second with no outs in the bottom of the ninth.
The 2012 CACC Baseball Championship continues on Friday, May 11 with three games at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks, a class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
The tournament is scheduled to conclude on Saturday, May 12 when a champion will be crowned. Saturday's action is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. with a second game, if necessary, slated for a 2:00 p.m. first pitch.