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Massachusetts-Boston Athletics | March 14, 2014

Mass.-Boston sweeps doubleheader with pair of walk-off victories

Lucas Ilges

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Massachusetts-Boston won a pair of games to open its season Friday against Edgewood (Wis.) in walk-off fashion, the first 4-3 on a bases-loaded walk and the second 2-1 on a sacrifice fly in 10 innings.

In the first game, the Beacons (2-0) trailed by a run heading into the bottom half of the seventh, but Anthony Gomes-Sirianni scored on a wild pitch to tie the game. The Eagles (3-7) then intentionally walked back-to-back batters to load the bases. The game-winning run then scored on a four-pitch walk.

In the second game, the Beacons again trailed by a run in the seventh, only to tie the score and send it into extras, where Nick Brothers led off with a triple, then scored on Gomes' fly to deep center.

After nine strong innings from senior Lucas Ilges, reliever Matt Dziok stepped on the hill to close out the victory.

In the opener Kyle Szatrowski got the start and went 5.1 innings, allowing three runs on six hits, while also striking out four. Senior Daniel Heefner made his return to the mound after a year off due to injury and dominated the final 1.2 innings. 

In the nightcap, Ilges earned his first win of the year after allowing just one run on six hits through nine. He struck out three and did not allow a walk. Dziok earned the save after striking out one and did not allow a hit.

Brothers went 2-for-4 with a run scored.