TAMPA, Fla. — Dartmouth suffered a 16-1 defeat in the second contest of a three-game series at USF on Saturday evening as the Bulls (10-7) swatted three home runs among their 14 hits in their victory.
The lone run for the Big Green (4-7) was supplied by sophomore Bennett McCaskill who singled home junior Michael Calamari after he had doubled to lead off the seventh, spoiling the shutout bid for USF pitcher Alec Wisely.
Austin Bodrato was 2-for-5 with four RBIs, including a two-run homer in the first to start the scoring, his third of the year. Both Jordan Santos and Chris Chatfield also hit long balls and drove in three while the Bulls had 10 players with at least one hit.
USF tacked on three more in the second and another in the third to take a 6-0 lead before Santos hit a two-run shot — his second of the season — in the sixth. After Dartmouth got its run in the seventh, the floodgates opened against the Big Green bullpen as the Bulls doubled their total for the night, capped by Chatfield’s three-run blast.
Wisely (2-2) finished the night surrendering one run on five hits without a walk over seven stanzas, striking out two. Over the first six innings, he allowed just one runner past first base.
Taking the loss was senior Cole O’Connor (1-2), who yielded eight runs over six full frames on 10 hits and a pair of free passes.
Dartmouth will attempt to salvage the final game of the series on Sunday at noon.