RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Freshman left-hander Dan Forman earned his first win of the 2008 campaign and led the Manhattan College baseball team to a 7-3 victory over Rider (8-8, 1-2) this afternoon in Lawrenceville, N.J. Forman threw seven innings, notched seven strikeouts and held the Broncs without an earned run. Senior third baseman Dom Lombardi continued his recent hot streak going 3-for-4 from the plate, including two doubles, and knocked in two RBIs. With the victory,
After putting up a run in both the fourth and fifth innings, the Jaspers broke the contest open with four runs in the top of the sixth and chased the Broncs’ starting lefty Mike Thomas out of the game.
Rider’s sixth inning troubles began when Nieto singled up the middle in the lead off spot. He later scored on a fielding error by Broncs’ third baseman David Heyne.
Later in the inning, Lombardi doubled to left field which allowed freshman Chad Salem to round the bases. In the next at bat, Austin Sheffield singled which moved Lombardi in position to score soon after on a wild pitch.
The Broncs got three unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh before sophomore right-hander Brian Pendergast came in from the bullpen and pitched two scoreless innings to wrap up the contest.