Bellarmine cruises over Shelton

Behind the solid pitching of ace Roman Mitchell and patience and clutch hitting at the plate, Bellarmine cruised to an 11-1 season-opening win over Shelton on March 19.

After surrendering an unearned run on a passed ball in the first inning, Mitchell went on to pitch five innings, allowing just two hits and one walk with eight strikeouts – retiring the last 13 batters he faced.

“I had a little cut on my ball today, so that made it nice. I could run it at their hip and cut back across,” Mitchell said. “It was feeling good…I just kept staying in the zone, didn’t really change anything.”

“Roman threw well, threw strikes,” said Lions head coach Rick Barnhart. “The best pitch in baseball is a strike. When you throw a lot of strikes good things happen.”

Connor Jensen got the Lions on the board with a two-run single in the bottom of the second and finished 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and two RBIs. George Foley delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth, and Harry Stenberg followed with an RBI single to make it 6-1 and knock out Shelton starter Pat Fabrizio. Stenberg and Foley each finished 2-for-3 with a walk, one run scored and two RBIs.

“(Foley) can really swing it,” said Barnhart, adding that the former transfer was playing his first varsity game. “It was good to get him going and have him finally play here.”

All-league third baseman Daniel Pollastro capped off the scoring in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run double that made it 11-1 to force the 10-run rule. Pollastro finished 3-for-4 with the double, a walk, three runs scored and two RBIs.

“We’re a lot different team,” said Mitchell. “Our goal this year is to win league. We’ve all been working hard…we wanted to come out here and make a good stand in the first league game.”


3/19/12 SHELTON @ BELLARMINE BOX SCORE


BELLARMINE 11, SHELTON 1

123456RHE
SHELTON100000134
BELLARMINE02133211122

SHELTON

NO.BATTINGABRHRBIBBSO
8Jared Haynes 2B301001
11Colton Twiddy SS200012
24Joe Strand C311000
6Curtis Wustner 3B301000
22David Gorman 1B-P200011
2Pat Fabrizio P-CF200002
5Forrest Puterbaugh P-CF-RF200000
3Jared Welander RF-P-1B200000
25Thomas Gettle LF200002
TOTALS2113028
NO.PITCHINGIPHRERBBSO
2Pat Fabrizio(L)3.196413
5Forrest Puterbaugh1.123311
3Jared Welander0.101150
22David Gorman0.111000
TOTALS5.11211874

BELLARMINE

NO.BATTINGABRHRBIBBSO
8Nathan Heath CF300000
11Paul Huires PH110000
6Brandon Thompson LF522001
14Daniel Pollastro 3B433210
9George Foley 1B312210
7Harry Stenberg RF312210
5Mike Ota C200121
15Patrick Kaerstner CR000000
12Matt Jacobsen DH100001
1Nick Mulloy PH-DH200000
3Connor Jensen SS312211
4Zach Ramsdel PR000000
2Ryan Hayes 2B321010
TOTALS311112974
2B:Pollastro, Jensen
SAC:Heath
HBP:Mulloy
SB:Stenberg
NO.PITCHINGIPHRERBBSO
22Roman Mitchell(W)521018
30Marcus Lane110010
TOTALS631028

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