Mike Frank (BT '11) started the second the game of a doubleheader on Saturday for Bowling Green. Ten innings later, he finished the game. Giving up just two runs on four hits and two walks, Frank struck out four while going the distance and led the Falcons to victory over Ohio.
Down at Florida Atlantic, the Big Train contingent helped the Owls continue their quest for an NCAA bid. At the plate, Mitch Morales (BT '12) and Ricky Santiago (BT '13) had great weeks combining for 13/36, four walks, seven runs, five RBIs, four doubles, and a stolen base. On the mound, two of last season's Big Train staples had big roles. Hugh Adams (BT '06-'12) picked up a win and two saves in six innings of work. Adams struck out nine while giving up four runs on six hits and three walks. Bo Logan (BT '12) also picked up a win in 5.2 innings of work. Giving up just one run on three hits and two walks, Logan struck out six.
On the other side of the country, there was another group of Big Train players who wanted to help their team to victory. Much like at Florida Atlantic, two of those players did it from the plate and two did from the mound. Brenden Kalfus (BT '11) continued his hot streak as five of his eight hits this week were doubles. He scored two runs and drove in seven. Cole Norton (BT '12) really filled the box score as he went 6/15, was hit by a pitch twice, scored and drove in four runs each, smacked a home run and two doubles, and stole two bases. Patrick Keane (BT '10-'11) and Gary Cornish (BT '13) each pitched five innings, gave up three runs, and struck out four. Keane also gave up a walk and hit a batter, but he earned a win for his trouble.
Other notable hitting performances: Adam Barry (BT '11-'12 / High Point) - 7/11, HBP, 2R, 3RBI, 2 2B... Tyler York (BT '13 / Tallahassee CC) - 4/11, 2BB, R, 2RBI, 2B... Landon Appling (BT '11 / Houston) - 4/13, 2BB, HBP, 6R, 3RBI, 3B, 2SB... Tyler France (BT '13 / San Diego St.) - 5/15, BB, HBP, R, RBI... Brennan Middleton (BT '10-'12 / Tulane) - 3/5, 2HBP, 3R, 2RBI, 2B.
Other notable pitching performances: Ryan Doran (BT '12 / San Diego St.) - 9IP, W, 2ER, 7H, 2BB, HBP, 7K... Joe Mantiply (BT '10 / Virginia Tech) - 9IP, W, 3ER, 10H, 2BB, HBP, 5K... Jimmy Reed (BT '10 / Maryland) - 8.1IP, 2ER, 6H, 3BB, 11K... Michael Boyle (BT '13 / Radford) - 6IP, 2ER, 6H, 2BB, 8K... Danny Mooney (BT '13 / Davidson) - 8IP, W, 4ER, 7H, BB, 7K... Kelly Secrest (BT '11-'12 / UNC-Wilmington) - 5IP, W, 2ER, 4H, 0BB, 3K... Trevor Charpie (BT '13 / Tennessee) - 5IP, W, 3ER, 6H, BB, HBP, 3K.
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