FRANKLIN, Mass. – Amherst College pitchers allowed just three hits and struck out nine batters to help the Mammoths collect their first shutout of the year, a 9-0 win over Dean College in non-conference baseball action Tuesday afternoon.
Amherst (13-7) will play another non-conference road game tomorrow when they visit Roger Williams at 4:00 pm.
Starter Zach Brown '18 threw the first three innings and allowed just one hit with two strikeouts.
On the offensive side of things, Severino Simeone '21 had three hits in four at-bats and drove in two runs. Shortstop Harry Roberson '18 was one of four Mammoths with two hits on the day, and he scored twice.
The Mammoths put up a run in the third on a double by junior Nick Nardone, scoring senior second baseman Max Steinhorn. They added two more in the fourth, including a Steinhorn RBI single to center field, and another pair in the fifth, when Simeone got going.
With two outs, Roberson singled to center field and then scored on a double to left by Rob Casey III that chased Dean starter Colton Fitzsimmons from the game.
Simeone then doubled to right field to score Casey and make it 5-0 Mammoths.
The sophomore catcher plated Roberson again in the top of the seventh and Amherst capped their 15-hit explosion with three runs in the eighth, including a Stephen Burke sacrifice fly '21 to plate Nardone after Ariel Kenney '18 launched his fourth home run of the year, a two-run shot to left field.