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On This Day in History | 1957

May 1, 2011

The Blue and White | Strong (Front, far left), Skripak (Front, 3rd from left), Malachuk (Front, far right), Weigand (2nd row, 3rd from left) & Skillen (2nd row, 4th from left)

On this day 54 years ago, William Weigand struck out 17 batters in a 7-3 victory over Adelphi. The Blue and White scored two in the top of the 1st inning when a single by Dick Skripak scored Allan Malachuk and Bruce Strong, but the 2-0 lead was short-lived as Adelphi came back with two of their own in the bottom half of the 1st.

The contest remained deadlocked until the 5th when the Brook brought five runs across the plate to take a commanding 7-2 advantage. It would prove to be all that Weigand would need as he baffled the Adelphi hitters for the entirety of the game. Of the 21 Adelphi outs, 17 came by way of the strikeout with 11 different batters succumbing to Weigand’s arm. At one point, from the 4th to the 6th inning, Weigand struck out an impressive seven batters in a row, biding time for the Brooker offense to kick in.

Malachuk led the offensive punch, going 3-for-4 at the plate with a single, a double, and a triple while Skripak and Dave Skillen each had a pair of RBIs.

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