HARTFORD, CONN. 4/2/13 – The Keene State College baseball team dropped a 5-3 non-conference game to Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. on Tuesday.
The Owls, who lost six out of their last seven games, fall to 6-13. Trinity, which has won four out of it last five games, improves to 11-8.
Sophomore Ian Seawards (Dover, N.H.) had a big day at the plate for the Owls, going 3-4 with two RBIs.
Keene State jumped out to a 1-0 in the top of the first inning on a RBI double by Seawards.
The Bantams scored four runs in the bottom of the second to go up 4-1. Sophomore Connor Sullivan (Fairfield, Conn.) had a key RBI single for Trinity in the inning.
Trinity added one more run in the third on a runs-scoring single by freshman Matthew Mortimer (Worcester, Mass.) to take a 5-1 lead. The Bantams got their five runs on just five hits in the game.
The Owls scored single runs in the fifth and eighth innings. Seaward had a RBI single in the fifth. KSC loaded the bases in the eighth, but could manage just one run with freshman Billy Hartmann (Greenland, N.H.) scoring an unearned run on a fielder's choice.
Sophomore Tanner Chase (York, Maine) also had a couple of hits for the Owls.
Freshman Eddie Dionne (Concord, N.H.) started for KSC and took the loss (1-3). He pitched the first five innings, giving up five runs on five hits with four strikeouts and four walks.
Freshman Dylan Callahan (Greenwich, Conn.) got the win in relief for the Bantams. He pitched 5.1 innings, allowing one run on five hits while fanning five and issuing one walk.
Keene State is scheduled to host Framingham State in its home opener on Thursday (3:30 p.m.).