WINTER HAVEN, Fla.--The Keene State College baseball team was handed a 10-6 loss to Roger Williams University on Friday morning at Chain O' Lakes Field No. 4.
- Keene State: 5-6
- Roger Williams: 4-4
How It Happened
The Owls and Hawks traded single runs in the opening two frames. Joey Gulino singled, stole second, and scored on a Keene State error for a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. KSC tied the game when John Tarascio singled, moved to third on Connor Walsh's double, and touched home a Roger Williams error.
Keene State took a 3-1 lead in the top of the third on an RBI single by Christian Bourgea and a groundout from Devin Springfield. Gulino drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third, and tied the game with an RBI single in next inning.
The Hawks went in front with a five run fifth inning, sending 10 batters to the plate. Matt Converse drove in a pair of runs with a single, while Gulino, Justin Stone, and Anthony Dominguez all singled in runs.
Walsh continued his hot streak by driving in a pair of runs in the top of the sixth after Bourgea and Tarascio had reached with a single and double, respectively. Roger Williams added single runs in the sixth and seventh innings, before Keene State pulled back one more in the top of the seventh when Mac Struthers reached on a fielder's choice and scored on Devin Springfield's single.
Walsh, Tarascio, and Bourgea each had two hits for the Owls, and Walsh and Springfield both knocked in a pair of runs. Noah Rizio (0-2) started and went 4.2 innings, allowing three earned runs with two strikeouts. Brian Vieira, Michael McDermott, and Evan McGregor all saw time out of the KSC bullpen.
Around the Horn
- Walsh had his fifth game with two RBI or more this season.
- Keene State committed four errors in the game, and allowed four unearned runs. Keene State has now allowed 22 unearned runs in the 11 games so far this year.
- Keene State is now 7-5 all-time against Roger Williams.
- The Owls close the the trip to Florida with a game against Stockton University on March 18 at 1:30 p.m.