Baseball Swept By UMass Dartmouth

Baseball Swept By UMass Dartmouth

MEDFORD, Mass.--The Keene State College baseball team fell in both games of a doubleheader to UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, 7-1 and 16-3.  The games were moved to Huskins Field on the campus of Tufts University.

The Owls drop to 6-12, and 0-4 in the LEC.  The Corsairs are now 9-5 and 3-1 in conference.

Game One

Trevor Chapin reached on an error with two outs in the first inning and scored on Christian Bourgea's double into left-center to put the Owls up early.

The Corsairs tied the game in the bottom half when leadoff batter Ryan Medeiros cranked a solo homerun to right-center.

It remained 1-1 until the bottom of the fifth inning when the Corsairs went in front on an RBI single by Alberto Vasquez and Ben Monteiro's sacrifice fly. 

UMD tacked on four more runs in the bottom of the eighth, sending nine batters to the plate.  

Joe Libby had three hits for the Owls, including a triple.  Matt Boulay had a pair of singles.  Keith Simpson started and recorded two strikes in 3.2 innings of work.  Cody Dube (0-1) took the loss, giving up four runs in 3.2 innings with three strikeouts, while Jake Ciolfi pitched the final 0.2 innings and allowed two runs.

Game Two

KSC was limited to five hits and could not take advantage of six UMass Dartmouth errors in the loss.

After an RBI single by Cory DeMedeiros had given UMass Dartmouth a 1-0 lead in the third, KSC responded with three runs in the fourth.

Trevor Chapin led off with a single, and Bourgea followed with a double to center that had two runners in scoring position with none out.  Both runners came home on a fielding error that allowed Kolby Reggione to reach.  A walk to Vinny Parilla and a fielder's choice allowed Austin Marino to get on, loading the bases, and John Williams added a third run with a sacrifice fly to center.

UMass Dartmouth hit back with 11 runs in the fifth inning, sending 13 batters to the plate.  DeMedeiros had four RBI in the inning with a 2-RBI single and a two run homer.  The Corsairs also had a four run sixth inning.

Kevin Guild struck out five in 4.1 innings as KSC's starter.  Eddie Dionne, Nick Nowak, and Nate Pedersen all saw time out of the bullpen. 

Keene State is scheduled to play at home for the first time this season on Tuesday afternoon, hosting Curry College for a single game at 3:30 p.m.