Hafeli tosses shutout as Webster knocks off ninth-ranked St. Joseph's (Maine)
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Webster took down its second top-10 ranked opponent in five days, beating No. 9 St. Joseph's (Maine) 6-0. Cody Hafeli threw a complete-game shutout for his second win of the season.
Webster defeated then-No. 1 Wheaton (Mass.) 10-1 five days earlier at the Russ Matt Central Florida Invitational. The Gorloks evened their season record at 5-5 with the win.
Hafeli went nine innings, allowed five hits, no runs and only one walk, while striking out five. He lowered his season ERA from 5.06 to 2.75 as he improved to 2-1. Cody Stevenson, who had a walk-off game-winning single on Wednesday, continued to break out of a hitting slump with a 2-for-3 day. Stevenson finished the afternoon with three runs, two stolen bases and a double.
Stevenson got the Gorloks going with a lead-off double in the first and advanced to third on a passed ball. He scored on a Corey Lasky single to right. Lasky stole second and took third on a bad throw to second by Monks' catcher Nic Lops. Ryan Hall scored Lasky with a ground out to third, making it 2-0.
In the third, Stevenson singled with one out and took second on a passed ball. Lasky bunted for a single, sending Stevenson to third. After Lasky swiped second, Hall walked to load the bases, but a pop up and a ground out ended the inning.
Webster broke it open in the fifth. After Ian Foege singled to lead off and was balked to second, Mitchell Bonds reached on a dropped third strike, Foege scored and Bonds reached second on an errant throw from Lops. Stevenson also reached on a dropped third strike, advanced to second on another bad throw by Lops as Bonds scored. Stevenson stole third and came home on Lops' fourth error of the game, putting Webster up 5-0.
The Gorloks added one more in the seventh. Stevenson walked, stole second and moved to third on a Lasky infield single. Stevenson scored on a double-play groundout by Hall. Lasky was 3-for-4 with an RBI, stolen base and a run scored.