12/13/08    

        Dartmouth Baseball Gets Second Win In Dominican Republic

    One of the open questions as Dartmouth headed to the Dominican Republic was how the highly regarded freshman class would perform against the top level competition provided by the baseball academy teams sponsored by major league clubs.  Several Big Green frosh demonstrated today they were ready to contribute in a 3-2 win over the academy team of the New York Mets.

    Freshman Kyle Hendricks (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), a right hander who was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels last spring, got the start and pitched a scoreless first inning.  He gave up a single to the lead off batter but immediately picked him off and then retired the side.

    Dartmouth took a 1-0 lead to start the second inning.  Sophomore Jeff Onstott (Houston, Texas) led off with a hit and advanced to second on a ground out from freshman Dave Turnbull (St. Louis, MO).  Onstott went to third on a balk and senior Jonathan Santopadre (Vacaville, Calif.) brought him in with a single to right.  Dartmouth turned a double play to end a Mets threat in the second.

    Dartmouth got another run in the third to take a 2-0 lead.  Freshman Jake Carlson (The Woodlands, TX) walked and stole second.  He advanced to third on an error and scored on Nick Santomauro's (North Caldwell, N.J.) second hit of the day.

    The Mets got one back in the third with a hit batsman, a single and a ground out. But Hendricks closed them out and finished his day giving up one run on two hits with two strikeouts.  

    Sophomore Dan Ternowchek (Glenmore, Pa.) came on in relief and pitched three scoreless innings while striking out four and giving up two hits.    

    Dartmouth went ahead 3-1 in the top of the seventh.  Junior Ezra Josephson (Key West, Fla.) got on by an error and went to second on a wild pitch.  Sophomore Sam Bean (Needham, Mass.) and junior Jim Wren (Granbury, Texas) walked to load the bases and then Josephson scored on another wild pitch.

    Freshman Cole Sulser (Ramona, CA) came on in the seventh and the Mets closed to 3-2 on an infield hit, a fielder's choice, and double to left.  Sulser got the Mets out in order in the eighth, and got a double play from freshman Joe Sclafani (Palm City, Fla.) to Josephson to Jason Brooks (Westlake, Calif.) to finish the ninth.  Hendriks got the win and Sulser got the save.    

    Dartmouth heads to Boca Nigua tomorrow for a game against the San Diego Padres academy team.