With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Brian Monack stepped to plate to try and win the game for the Bobcats. And he did just that, cranking a three run home run to center to give the Bobcats a 19-18 win over Yale.
In a game dominate by the offenses, Monack stood out. He went 5-for-6 on the day, driving in six runs and scoring five. He also homered twice, the second time this season he has done that, and fell a double short of the cycly.
The Bobcats (7-24) struck early, going up 9-0 after two innings but the Bulldogs chipped away until they took the lead in the eighth,17-16.
But the Bulldogs couldn’t hold the lead. After adding another run in the top of the ninth, the Bulldog pitching let the lead go. After getting two quick outs sandwiched around a walk. Robert Gruber let up a single to Ben Farina.
Andy Megee replaced Gruber and threw two pitches. The second one Monack deposited over the fence in center for the win.
Each team used six pitchers in the game, with a combined two pitchers not giving up runs; Eric Shultz for Yale and Tim O’Sullivan for the Bobcats.
Every Bobcat starter reached base in the game. The 19 runs are the most since almost exactly a year ago, on April 25, 2009.