Mar 14, 2016
AUBURNDALE, Fla.--Billy Hartmann slid in just under the tag in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Keene State College baseball team a 6-5 win over Gwynedd Mercy College on Monday morning.
- Keene State: 3-5
- Gwynedd Mercy: 6-5
- Keene State plays Vassar at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Gwynedd Mercy returns home to play Delaware Valley on March 17.
How It Happened
- Joe Libby was 4-for-5 with two runs, an RBI, and two stolen bases. Devin Springfield drove in two runs and had three hits in support of KSC starter Alan Schiff, who allowed one earned run in 5.1 innings and struck out five.
- Four KSC relievers combined for 5.2 innings and seven strikeouts. Steve Zadravec picked up the win by tossing the final inning.
- The Griffins drew first blood in the first on an RBI groundout by Dave Tatolan, and made it 2-0 in the second on Jason Mulvey's RBI single
- Keene State tied it in the fifth when Dan Sarah and Libby singled, and Hartmann walked to load the bases. Springfield knocked in a pair with his second hit of the day.
- GMU took the lead back in the top of the sixth when Jason Mulvey drew a bases loaded walk. The Owls forced extras in the eighth when Springfield hit a leadoff single and moved to second on Dan Quinn's sacrifice bunt.
- Springfield came around on an error that allowed Connor Longley to reach.
- Gwynedd Mercy went up 5-3 in the 11th when David Blount hit a two-run homer. KSC rallied in the bottom half, as an error allowed Kolby Reggione to go all the way to second base, and scored on Joey Libby's single. Hartmann crushed a triple to plate Libby, and the relay throw was just behind to allow Hartmann to score the game winning run.