D’Agostino, Freeburg and Vendetti Key Baseball’s Sweep of Waynesburg (PA)

D’Agostino, Freeburg and Vendetti Key Baseball’s Sweep of Waynesburg (PA)

Winter Haven, FL --- Sophomore Steven D'Agostino (Shrewsbury, MA) pitched a three-hit shutout in game one and senior Alex Venditti (Newton, MA) logged an RBI and two runs scored in game two as WPI swept Waynesburg (PA), 4-0 and 5-2, Monday morning in a non-conference baseball doubleheader at Chain of Lakes Park.

The Engineers head into an off-day with a 2-2 record while the Yellow Jackets fall to 1-4 on the young season.

D'Agostino struck out five and walked one in the 89-pitch complete game effort. His counterpart also went the distance allowing just two earned runs and fanning three.

Venditti (2-RBI single, Sac Fly) drove in three runs while senior John Caliri (Hanson, MA) added another on an RBI double. Senior DJ Ouellette (Watertown, CT) was the only batter for either team to notch a pair of hits and classmate Vinny D'Ambrosio (Mahopac, NY) chipped in with his first of two doubles of the day. Junior Nick Comei (Haverhill, MA) led the way with two stolen bases while senior Anthony Capuano (Stoneham, MA) and freshman Steven Gallagher (Coventry, RI) were each credited with one.

Game two saw the Engineers score three in the first. Vendetti used an RBI single to plate D'Ambrosio before Capuano drove in Comei with a hit up the middle. Ouellette's RBI ground out allowed Venditti to complete the circuit for the early lead.

Waynesburg finally got on the scoreboard with a 2-RBI double to center with two-outs in the bottom of the third.

WPI added two more in the top of the seventh behind a single by senior Sean Greene (Hingham, MA) and a fielder's choice put into play by Capuano.

Junior Aidan Freeburg (Billerica, MA) went six innings, which included 1-2-3 frames in the first, second, fourth and fifth. He yielded two runs on two hits while striking out six and walking three. Junior Dan Bettigole (South Windsor, CT) struck out one in a 1-2-3 seventh to earn the save. Both starters hurled 99 pitches.

D'Ambrosio was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and a double as Venditti went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored. Capuano accounted for a pair of the Engineers five RBI and finished the day with two stolen bases.

WPI takes on Husson twice Wednesday in Auburndale. First pitch is slated for 12:30. Waynesburg faces Albion in a single game tomorrow at 4pm.

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