It was a wild Saturday afternoon at Young Field when the Bears squared off against the Griffins of Pomfret. A total of 26 hits between the two teams would lead to a hard-fought 12-11 win for the Bears that took nine innings to secure and put them above .500 for the first time this season.
Jackson Aldam ’14 took the hill for the Bears and went five innings, giving up six runs, four of which were earned. Through four innings he let up only one run and recorded four strikeouts, an impressive feat in his first start of the season. After giving up a run in the first, the Bears quickly regained the lead in the bottom half. Nate Summers ’14 singled and later scored on a double by his brother, Ryan Summers ’13. Brian Gerstenfeld ’14 also singled in the inning, scoring Summers to make it 2-1.
In the bottom of the second, Nate Summers and Kyle Kobis ’13 would both get RBI singles, extending the lead to 4-1. Both sides were quiet until the fifth, when Pomfret rallied to put up 5 to take back the lead. They would further distance themselves in the sixth with four more runs. However, down 10-6 in the bottom of the sixth, the Bears would take advantage of some timely hitting and a few Pomfret miscues to again take the lead. Ian Rasmussen ’14 had an RBI single to get things going and later scored himself on an error. With the bases loaded, Isaiah Nunez ’14 was hit by a pitch followed by a Brian Gerstenfeld ’14 walk, which added two more to the Berkshire rally. Jesse Hahn ’13 had a clutch two-out hit two score two more, putting the Bears on top 11-10.
After Pomfret tied the game in the seventh with some impressive small-ball, both teams couldn’t muster much of anything until the 9th, when Will Aldam ’14 singled and later scored on a Nate Summers ground ball. The Bears look to continue their great performance on Wednesday when they take on division rival Gunnery at home.