May 15, 2012
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BECKLEY, W.Va. -- A slow start turned into a gloomy defeat as the Marshall baseball team lost to Radford 8-2 Tuesday at Linda K. Epling Stadium.
The Thundering Herd (16-35) allowed all eight runs over the first four innings and fell to Radford (26-24-1) for the third straight time in as many seasons.
Marshall starting pitcher Wayland Moore (1-4) took the loss after giving up two runs before the Herd could record an out. The junior allowed the first five hitters in the Radford order to reach base via three singles, a walk, and a hit batter before being lifted in the top of the first.
Eight other Herd relievers received work in relief appearances, including redshirt freshman Kolin Stanley who threw two innings of hitless ball over the fifth and sixth innings. Stanley’s only base runner of the outing was a walk he issued in the fifth.
The Herd scored a run in the fourth when junior Nathan Gomez slapped his team-leading 15th double of the season off the wall in right field, then came around to score on an Alfredo Brito single.
Gray Stafford, another junior, scored Marshall’s other run after singling then taking third on a failed pickoff attempt by Radford starter Jake Palese. From third, Stafford was able to score on Eric Semeniuk’s ground ball to short.
Palese (4-2) was the winning pitcher. The right-hander threw eight innings and conceded only one earned run on six hits and no walks. He also struck out seven in the longest outing of his career.
Andrew Dundon led the Herd offense with two singles in a 2-for-4 outing. The freshman worked his way over to third after singling to lead off the bottom of the sixth, but would be left stranded, becoming one of six Herd runners left on base in the loss.