DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Brady Chant hit a go-ahead three RBI bomb to give Suffolk baseball the lead, but Nate Tellier's second dinger of the day made up the difference for UMass Dartmouth to snap the Rams' seven-game streak by a 4-3 decision Thursday afternoon at UMD Baseball Field.
SCORE: Suffolk 3, UMass Dartmouth 4
RECORDS: Suffolk (18-16) | UMass Dartmouth (19-11)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Corsairs opened the scoring in the home half of the first with a scoring fielder's choice before Tellier went yard for the first time on the day in the bottom of the third.
Suffolk maintained the distance until Tellier barreled his second homer of the day and brought in Josh O'Neil with him to regain a one-run edge, 4-3, for the hosts.
Looking to make a comeback, the Rams were retired in the eighth and the night to suffer the set.
- Suffolk starter Rich Giandrea went through 6.1 innings where the freshman allowed four runs on nine hits and one walk with four strikeouts.
- Parker Browne through 1.2 innings of scoreless relief, giving up just two hits and one walk with a pair of Ks.
- Zack Reid earned his first win of the season after tossing 4.0 scoreless, no-hit frames out of the pen with two punchouts.
- Ryan Britton opened the non-conference clash for the Corsairs on the hill. Over 5.0 innings, he let up three runs on four hits and three walks and sat down a trio of batters.
- Chant's homer highlighted Suffolk's offensive performance with the senior recording three RBI and one run.
- Gilbride had one run and one hit to his credit with Trevor Lee and Seth Coiley each producing one hit for the blue-and-gold.
- Lake rounded out the Rams run scorers.
- Giandrea matched a career-high four strikeouts.
- Chant hit his fourth homer of the season, which matches his 2017 home run output.
Suffolk turns its attention to its final GNAC series of the season, a twinbill with Saint Joseph's (Maine) Saturday, April 28. First pitch at East Boston Memorial Park is scheduled for 1 p.m.