BOSTON, Mass.--The Keene State College baseball team dropped both ends of a Little East Conference doubleheader at Monan Park on Saturday evening, falling to UMass Boston 2-1 and 6-5 in 11 innings.
- Keene State: 12-17, 3-6 LEC
- UMass Boston: 19-12, 5-4 LEC
- Keene State returns home to face Tufts University in a pair of seven inning games on Sunday at Owl Athletic Complex.
- The Beacons head to the University of Southern Maine for a single game that starts at 3:30 p.m.
How It Happened - Game One
- The Owls got yet another strong performance on the mound from Cody Dube - the senior went seven innings with seven strikeouts, and allowed just one earned run - but the bats went silent, as KSC managed just four hits, stranding seven runners.
- The Beacons took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on an RBI double by Ryan Olivo. UMass Boston added another run in the fifth when Lionel Danielson stroked a double down the left field line to plate Sal Frosceno.
- Keene State got on the board in the seventh inning when Vinny Parilla walked, moved into scoring position on Connor Longley's single, and scored on a single down the line from Mac Struthers.
- Parilla also reached as the tying run in the top of the ninth, but was erased on a double play and Kolby Reggione grounded out to first to end the game.
How It Happened - Game Two
- Keene State shrugged off an early deficit to take a 3-2 lead, and after UMass Boston forced extra innings, the Owls led 5-3 in the 11th inning before allowing three runs to score in the bottom half.
- The Beacons had taken a 2-0 lead when Danielson was hit by a pitch and Dan Mantoni hit a two run homer over the left field fence.
- Keene State pulled one back in the fourth when Billy Hartmann hit a solo homerun. KSC took the lead in the top of the fifth as Parilla singled and moved to second on an error, then scored on Longley's double down the left field line.
- Reggione followed with a double of his own to put KSC in front for the first time on the day.
- The scored stayed 3-2 until the bottom of the eighth when Josh Lopez drew a lead off walk, and Dave Murphy doubled down the left field line to tie the score.
- Neither team could score in the ninth inning, and the game went to extra innings; it was the fourth time KSC had played extra inning ball this year.
- Hartmann drew a leadoff walk in the top of the 11th inning, and back-to-back singles by Christian Bourgea and Trevor Chapin loaded the bases. After a fielder's choice cut down pinch runner Zach Rollins, Parilla dropped a double into deep right field to bring in two runs.
- The Owls could not hold the lead, as a single, a double, and a pair of wild pitches tied the game, and Danielson blooped a single into shallow center to plate the winning run.
- Eddie Dionne (1-1) took the loss for KSC. Start Alan Schiff went 6.2 innings with six strikeouts.