PROVIDENCE, R.I.--Johnson & Wales scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to hand the Keene State College baseball team a 3-2 defeat in non-conference action at Scotts Athletic Complex on Saturday.
- Keene State: 7-7
- Johnson & Wales: 9-4
- Keene State hosts Trinity (CT) on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
- Johnson & Wales entertains Babson on Monday, also at 3:30.
Tale of the Tape
- Cody Dube had yet another outstanding outing, scattering five hits over seven ninnings with 10 strikeouts. The senior now has 37 strikeouts in 27.2 innings of work in four starts this season.
- Connor Longley and Kolby Reggione each had two hits for Keene State. Devin Springfield reached twice and stole three bases.
- Wildcats' starter Jake Marchessault also went seven innings, striking out five and giving up two runs.
How it Happened
- The Wildcats touched Dube for a single run in the bottom of the third. Lou Umberto and Rob Ballinger started off the inning with consecutive walks, but Dube got Ryan Cabral to hit into a fielder's choice to cut down the lead runner. Frank D'Amato singled in Ballinger for a 1-0 lead that would last until the top of the sixth.
- Keene State got a leadoff single from Billy Hartmann, who stole second. After a groundout, Springfield singled to left and Longley clubbed a double to left center that brought in both runners. The Owls could have added another run when Reggione singled but Longley was cut down at the plate.
- Johnson & Wales went back in front in the eighth inning. Carlos Sanabria was hit by a pitch by reliever Alan Schiff to start the frame, and Jordan Pilarski singled to left. Keene State brought in Keith Simpson out of the bullpen, but an error brought in Sanabria.
- Tom Elkow tried to bunt his way on, but Reggione made the play at the plate to get Pilarski. Chris Baldwin brought in pinch runner Brad McParlin with a sacrifice fly to center.
- Brandon Budlong, who pitched two innings of scoreless relief, struck out Abe Grainger, Zach Rollins, and Trevor Chapin to end the game.