LAKELAND, Fla.--Every starter reached base as the Keene State College baseball team scored a 10-4 win over Plattsburgh State at Lake Bonny Field on Tuesday afternoon.
- Keene State: 3-4
- Plattsburgh State: 2-4
How It Happened
Brandon Heath (1-0) made his first career start and went six strong innings, limiting the Red Dragons to four hits and one earned run. Relievers Steven Zadravec, Michael McDermott, and Andrew Houde combined to allow just two hits over the final three innings.
The teams traded runs in the first; the Red Dragons went in front on Noah Clark's RBI double, but the Owls responded in the bottom half, loading the bases with a single and two walks before Connor Walsh singled in Nate Rossi.
Plattsburgh State added another run in the fifth when Stephen Bryant singled and eventually came around on an error. The Owls blew the game open in the bottom of the fifth, sending 13 batters to the plate and scoring seven times.
Zach Rollins reached on an error and stole second before scoring on an RBI hit by Rossi. Springfield plated Rossi with a single, and Walsh had a sacrifice fly. After Zach Wullbrandt walked to load the bases, Tom Meucci drew a walk to force home another run. The Owl bats were not done, as Rollins, batting for the second time in the inning, singled in a pair of runs, and Mac Struthers walked to re-load the bases. Rossi earned the second base on balls with the bags full, extending the lead to 8-2.
Wullbrandt singled in another run in the sixth, and Bourgea did the same in the seventh.
Around the Horn
- After relievers took the decision in each of the Owls first five games, KSC starters have earned the decision in the last two games.
- The Owls have outscored opponents 20-9 in the fifth and sixth innings this year.
- Keene State is batting .333 (5-for-15) with the bases loaded so far this season.
- The Owls will face Curry College in a pair of seven inning games on March 15, beginning at 11 a.m.