LEESBURG, Fla.--The Keene State College baseball team managed just two hits in an 11-1 loss to Hamilton College on Thursday at Pat Thomas Field.
- Keene State: 5-5
- Hamilton: 1-2
How It Happened
The Continentals jumped on the board with a pair of runs in the second inning, as Ian Nish and Sam Rowley had RBI singles. Hamilton plated two more in the fourth on Jordan Northrup's RBI double and a KSC error, and Dean Rosenberg and Chris Collins hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth for a 6-0 lead.
Hamilton tacked on five more runs in the sixth, sending all nine batters to the plate and drawing four walks in the frame.
The Owls grabbed their lone run of the game when John Tarascio reached on a dropped third strike and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Mac Struthers and Michael Bailey recorded the hits for Keene State.
Keene State starter Tim Coppinger (0-1) went five innings and struck out four. Reliever Jake Burbank made his first career appearance and limited Hamilton to one hit over the final 1.2 innings. Hamilton starter Callum Slater tossed six innings, allowing one hit and striking out seven.
Around the Horn
- Keene State's four game winning streak ended with the defeat.
- It was the first meeting between the teams for 13 years, when the Owls swept a doubleheader 6-1 and 8-3 in Tampa, Fla in March 2004.
- Bailey recorded his first career hit.
- Keene State plays Roger Williams in the penultimate game of the Florida trip, with first pitch slated for 9:30 a.m.