Tartans End Disappointing Tournament
By RYAN COMES
September 24, 2005
The Carnegie Mellon Tartans finished a disappointing showing in the Bob Kloska Invitational with a loss to the Robert Morris Colonials, 6-2. Junior Doug Peters got the start and pitched 3 solid innings before tiring following his relief appearance in the previous game.
Peters wound up with 4 and 1/3 innings pitched, with 5 runs (4 earned), 4 hits, 5 strikeouts and 2 walks.
The Tartan offense never really got rolling, the two RBI singles by catcher Ryan Comes accounting for all of the offense. CF Jiheon Kim led off the second with a single and was at third when Comes dropped a single into right field. In the fourth, LF Billy Ratliff led off with a walk, stole second, and scored on Comes' single.
Peters took the mound in the fourth with a 2-0 lead and seemed to be cruising. After striking out the first batter, Peters allowed a walk, single, and a batter reached on SS Dan King's throwing error. A sac fly pushed the first run across, and a 2-run double put the Colonials ahead for good. Peters came out for fourth inning, but was lifted after allowing a one out triple. Reliever Sandy Williams finished the game with 1 and 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs and the inherited runner to score.
Head coach Claudio Reilsono expressed the sentiments of the entire team. "The past 2 losses have been as tough as I have ever had. I know we had the better team, I know how hard we work, and I know how far we have come as players and as a team...that is what makes it tough. We are now 5 and 5. We have 10 more games to go. We will turn it around."