Montclair St. blanks No. 1 Marietta
Hille fires three-hit shutout to power Red Hawks past Pioneers
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Sean Hille tossed a three-hit shutout, striking out nine as Montclair State won its second consecutive game by blanking top-ranked Marietta 4-0 on Thursday.
The Red Hawks improved to 4-5 overall gaining a measure of revenge against the defending national champions as the Pioneers topped MSU 12-2 on Tuesday. Anthony Bowens and Juan Perdomo had two hits apiece for Montclair, which beat Marietta for the first time since 2006.
Hille evened his record at 1-1 on the season as he allowed two singles and a double in recording his 15th career win, sixth career complete game and second career shutout.
After a scoreless first, Montclair State broke through with a three-run third as they took advantage of two Marietta errors. Matt Moreno singled to lead off and was safe at second as the throw on the force play was mishandled. Jason Chesterman laid down a bunt that was also misplayed into an error allowing Moreno to score as the Red Hawks grabbed a 1-0 lead.
Perdomo singled through the left side scoring Scott Glozzy with the second run and Chesterman crossed the plate on a passed ball giving MSU the 3-0 lead.
That would be all that Hille would need as he worked his way around five walks and two mini jams. In the fifth, the Pioneers put two in scoring position with two out however Hille registered a strikeout to end that threat. In the seventh, Marietta got a leadoff double and put another runner on with one out. Hille retired the next two hitters on a pop out and foul out.
Montclair State tacked on a run in the fifth. Kevin Bond walked and stole second. He went to third on a ground out before scoring on Glozzy's RBI single.