Dickinson Sweeps Baseball in Final Conference Games of the Season, 7-1 and 2-0
CARLISLE, Pa. - The Swarthmore baseball team ended its 2012 season on a low note on Saturday, suffering a doubleheader loss to the Dickinson Red Devils, 7-1 and 2-0. The loss drops the Garnet to 7-11 in Centennial Conference play to finish the year.
Freshman catcher Joe Rizzo went 2-for-2 with the team's lone RBI in game one; sophomore left fielder Nicko Burnett picked up a pair of hits in game two.
In the first game, senior starter Kyle Crawford battled for six innings, allowing just two runs despite five Garnet errors, before the wheels fell off in the seventh. The Red Devils plated five runs to blow open a 2-1 game into the 7-1 final.
The Garnet offense couldn't get anything going in game two, collecting just five singles. Swarthmore's best chance came in the fourth inning, when the team put runners on second and third with one out and loaded the bases with two away, but couldn't manage to push a run across.
Senior starter Ignacio Rodriguez pitched admirably, allowing just two runs over seven and a third and striking out five.
The 2012 Garnet finish the year in seventh place and out of the hunt for the playoffs, but a 21-16 overall record gives Swarthmore its third consecutive 20-win season for the first time in program history.