(PHOTO BY GARY RUSH)
MONTREAL - Chris Ames of Fredericton and Casey Auerbach of Westmount, Que., drew back-to-back walks with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning to snap a 4-4 tie and give McGill a 6-4 victory over Concordia in men's university baseball before a near capacity crowd of 350 at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park in Cote St. Luc, Wednesday.
It marked the third consecutive victory for the Redmen, who improved to 3-4 in the CIBA North Division.
Concordia actually outhit the Redmen 8-5 but committed two errors and walked nine batters, which ultimately, led to their demise.
Ames, a freshman left-fielder, went 1-for-3 at the plate with a pair of RBIs from the No.2 spot in the batting order. Auerbach, a senior third baseman, was 0-for-1 with a pair of walks, one sacrifice fly and two RBIs.
Elliott Ariganello of Etobicoke, Ont., picked up the win in relief of starter L.J. Aguinaga, a native of Dollard des Ormeaux, Que., who left after five innings with the score knotted at 4-4. Ariganello, who allowed just one hit in his inning of work, walked two batters but struck out the side.
Daniel Porter, a sophomore from Coaticook, Que., pitched the final inning and picked up the save, allowing only one base-runner on a walk.
McGill heads for the nation's capital this weekend, with respective back-to-back doubleheaders at Carleton and Ottawa, Sept. 24-25.
TEAM R H E LOB
Concordia 4 8 2 9
McGill 6 5 0 8
WP: Elliott Ariganello, McGill
LP: Brandon Berkovitz, Concordia
SV: Daniel Porter, McGill
L.J. Aguinaga (start; ND, 5 IP, 4 ER, 7H, 2K, 3BB)
Elliott Ariganello (W; 1 IP, 0 ER, 1H, 3K, 2BB)
Daniel Porter (SV; 1 IP, 0 ER, 0H, 0K, 1 BB)
McGILL BATTING ORDER:
1B Steven Warsh (0/3, BB, R)
LF Chris Ames (1/3, BB, 2RBI)
3B Casey Auerbach (0/1, 2BB, SF, 2RBI)
2B Josh Gordon (1/3, BB, 2R)
CF Adam Gordon (0/3, BB)
DH Ted Davis (1/2, BB, RBI)
C Chris Haddad (1/3, R)
RF Robert Garven (0/2, BB, R)
SS Landen Moore (1/2, BB, R)
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