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Big Green Wrap up Trip with a Win

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By Beverly Schaefer
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Dartmouth beat the Mets academy team 8-2 in the final game of their baseball tour to the Dominican Republic. Freshman Kyle Hendricks (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) got the start and the win in the seven inning game. Hendricks gave up two runs on two hits in the second but shut out the Mets in the first and third innings.

Dartmouth went ahead 3-2 with three runs in the top of the third. Senior co-captain Jack Monahan (Overland Park, Kan.) tripled to right. Kyle Evans (Springfield, Mo.) and Brett Gardner (Bellevue, Wash.) were hit by pitches to load the bases. Freshman Jake Carlson (Woodlands, Texas) walked to force in one run and classmate Joe Sclafani (Palm City, Fla.) singled to center to score Evans and Gardner.

Dartmouth made it 5-2 in the fourth. Nick Santomauro (North Caldwell, N.J.) singled to right, Mike Pagliarulo (Winchester, Mass.) walked, and Jonathan Santopadre (Vacaville, Calif.) singled to left to load the bases. Raymond Allen (Longwood, Fla.) knocked in Santomauro and Pagliarulo with a single to left, and Monahan's single to right scored Santopadre.

Dartmouth got two more in the top of the fifth to make it 7-2. Kyle Evans was hit by a pitch and Brett Gardner walked. They both advanced on a passed ball, and Joe Sclafani brought them in with a single up the middle.

Dan Ternowchek (Glenmore, Pa.) relieved Hendricks in the fourth and pitched two scoreless innings while giving up only one hit.

Dartmouth went ahead 8-2 in the sixth. James Wren (Granbury, Conn.) singled to center and advanced to second on an errant pickoff attempt. Wren scored on a double to left by Ezra Josephson (Key West, Fla.).

Cole Sulser (Ramona, Calif.) came on in the sixth and gave up only one hit in two innings of work.

Dartmouth finished 5-1 on the week. Their sole loss was to the academy team of the San Diego Padres. Dartmouth flies back to Boston on Thursday and then disperse for the holiday break. Team practice begins again on February 1, 2009.