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Iannuzzi Hits for Cycle with 7 RBI in DH Sweep of UPB

final score graphic with action shot of Ethan Iannuzzi

ASHLAND, Va. – Junior Ethan Iannuzzi (Chesterfield, Va./Cosby) hit for the cycle and knocked in seven in two games as the Randolph-Macon baseball team swept a season-opening doubleheader from Pitt-Bradford on Saturday afternoon.

The Basics

Score: Randolph-Macon 13-7, Pitt-Bradford 5-1

Site/Venue: Ashland, Va./Hugh Stephens Field at Estes Park

Records: R-MC 2-0, UPB 0-2

How It Happened: Game 1

  • The Yellow Jackets starting the scoring in the bottom of the first. Senior Spencer Pietruszynski (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown) drew a leadoff walk, stole second and scored on consecutive wild pitches as R-MC went up 1-0.
  • After the Panthers put up two in the top of the third, the home team responded in the bottom of the frame. Pietruszynski reached on a fielder's choice and came home on Iannuzzi's home run to left to put R-MC on top 3-2. Sophomore Hunter Cole (Norfolk, Va./Granby) went deep with two away to give the Yellow Jackets a 4-2 cushion.
  • UPB would level the score at 4-4 in the top of the fourth before Pietruszynski walked with two away and came around on a double by Iannuzzi to make it 5-4.
  • The Panthers would tie it at 5-5 with a run in the top of the sixth before the Yellow Jackets exploded for eight in the bottom of the sixth. Iannuzzi had a two-run single, senior Will Hass (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne's Belfield) drove in two with a double and junior Brooks Mazey (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run) added a two-run base hit.

By The Numbers

  • Iannuizzi went 3 for 4 with a single, a double, a homer, two runs and five RBI.
  • Maxey had two hits and two RBI.
  • Cole went 2 for 3 and scored twice.
  • Junior Hayden Snelsire (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur) fanned seven in 5.0 innings with four hits and no earned runs.
  • Senior Jacob Smither (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee) (1-0, 2 IP, 3 H, R, 2 BB, 3 K) picked up his first collegiate victory.

How It Happened: Game 2

  • R-MC scored in the second and never trailed in the nightcap. Cole drew a leadoff walk and came home on a bases-loaded walk to sophomore Grayson Bush (Charlottesville, Va./Monticello).
  • Iannuzzi had a leadoff walk in the third and scored on a base hit by Cole to make it 2-0.
  • After the Panthers plated an unearned run in the top of the fourth, junior Blake Doggett (Richmond, Va./Hanover) hit his first collegiate homer to lead off the bottom of the frame and give the Yellow Jackets a 3-1 edge.
  • Cole singled and scored on a perfect hit-and-run double by Hass in the fifth to push the advantage to 4-1.
  • Iannuzzi had a two-run triple and scored in a three-run sixth to make the final 7-1.

By The Numbers

  • Cole went 3 for 3 with two runs and one RBI.
  • Iannuzzi went 1 for 3 with a walk, two runs and two RBI.
  • Sophomore Andrew Ramos (Williamsburg, Va./Lafayette) (1-0, 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 UE, 1 BB, 7 K) earned his first victory at R-MC. Sophomore Wyatt Stanley (Beaverdam, Va./Patrick Henry) allowed one hit and fanned two over the final 1.2 innings to register his first collegiate save.

Up Next

R-MC and UPB with play the third and final game of their series on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 12 p.m. on Hugh Stephens Field at Estes Park.