Quick start by Suns is too much for the Dawgs

After allowing four runs in the first three innings, the Dirt Dawgs fall to the Pittsfield Suns 5-1 in Futures Collegiate Baseball League action on Saturday night at Wahconah Park.

The Basics
Score:  Pittsfield Suns 5, Wachusett Dirt Dawgs 1
Records:  Pittsfield Suns (8-0) | Wachusett Dirt Dawgs (2-5)


How it Happened

Kyle Pangallo (SNHU) and Don Walsh (Post) led the way with collecting three hits apiece for the Dirt Dawgs. Mike Demarest (Adelphi) and Luke Brennan (Worcester St.) pitched the final 3.1 innings of no-hit baseball for Wachusett, shutting down the Suns offense.


Pittsfield was paced by a 2-for-4 performance by Scott Holzwasser (Northeastern) who launched a solo shot in the fifth innings. Cal Slepkow (Clark) went 6.0 innings of shutout baseball for the Suns, to set the tone from the get go.


The Suns jumped out to an early lead in the second inning, when the home team plated two runs in the bottom of the inning. Pittsfield would extend their lead in the third as the tacked on two more runs, expanding the lead up to 4-0. Holzwasser’s solo shot in the fifth padded the Suns’ advantage to 5-0.


The Dawgs would not get a runner to reach third base until the top half of the eighth, as Jack Gethings (Fairfield) singled home Pangallo on a base knock to centerfield.  Wachusett would threaten in the ninth, as with one out in the inning the Dirt Dawgs got runners on first and second, but could not capitalize.

Inside the Numbers

  • This is the fifth game this season that the Dirt Dawgs have score three runs or less, and are 1-4 in those games.
  • After taking the first two game of the season series, the Suns push their lead in the all-time series to 26-16.

Up Next
The Dirt Dawgs returns back to Doyle Field on Monday night for round three against the Suns, with a 6:35pm start time. Tomorrow the Suns look to extend their winning streak to nine games as they travel to take on the Seacoast Mavericks at 4:00pm.