Game 5 Postgame Notes

By NU Athletic Communications

Manhattan Notes

  • The Jaspers advanced to Sunday’s championship game of the Lincoln Regional with a
    6-4 victory over San Francisco. Manhattan, which will face Miami in the title game, improved to 34-22 on the season while reaching its first-ever regional championship contest.
  • Designated hitter John Fitzpatrick hit his second home run of the regional and team leading 18th home run of the season, extending his team record. Fitzpatrick also extended his single-season mark for RBIs by collecting his 66th of the season.
  • Fitzpatrick was held hitless last night against Miami, but went 1-for-2 against the Dons and has now hit safely in 17 of the team’s last 18 games.
  • Fitzpatrick’s homer was his only hit of the game, but it tied the Manhattan College career record as it was his 215th hit. He tied the mark set last season by Gary Diaz.
  • Starting pitcher Josh Santerre picked up his second win in a row to pull his season record even at 4-4. Santerre made his second-longest appearance of the season by going 7.0 innings, trailing only the 8.0 innings pitched in his last appearance on May 27 against Le Moyne.
  • Santerre finished the game with four strikeouts, one off his season high.
  • Reliever Matt Nevins made his team-high 20th appearance of the season as he came on for the final 2.0 innings to record his second save of the year.
  • Left fielder Eric Nieto scored two runs in the contest and leads the team with four runs scored in regional play. Nieto went 0-for-3 against the Dons and saw his season-best hitting streak end at 14 games. 

San Francisco Notes

  • The 6-4 loss ended the Dons’ season with a 39-23 record in their first-ever trip to NCAA postseason play.
  • San Francisco recorded four errors in the game, tying its season high set three previous times. Third baseman Dom Lombardi and starting pitcher Jason Dufloth each recorded two errors.
  • Patrick McGuigan made his second appearance of the regional, going 7.0 innings in relief. He allowed just one hit and struck out three while facing 22 batters. McGuigan went 9.1 innings while giving up just two hits (30 batters faced) in regional play. He had the save against Nebraska with 2.1 innings out of the bullpen Saturday.
  • Scott Cousins recorded the Dons’ third run of the day as he belted a solo home run to lead off the third inning. The round tripper was Cousins’ seventh of the season, which ranks second on the squad, and USF’s second of the regional (also Joey Railey on Saturday vs. Nebraska).
  • Cousins’ home run was his only hit of the weekend as he finished regional play 1-for-12 at the plate. He was also USF’s starting pitcher in the regional opener on Friday night.
  • Shortstop Tavo Hall and center fielder Lucas DeLong led the Dons with two hits apiece, as they were a combined 4-for-7 on the day. The pair combined to go 2-for-14 with one hit apiece in USF’s first two contests.



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