Baseball Handed Road Loss By Amherst

Devin Springfield hit his first home run of the season against Amherst.
Devin Springfield hit his first home run of the season against Amherst.

AMHERST, Mass.--The Keene State College baseball team fell to host Amherst College, 19-5, at Memorial Field on Monday afternoon.

Records

  • Keene State: 8-10
  • Amherst: 5-5

How it Happened

The Mammoths pounded out 21 hits and took advantage of three Keene State errors to pick up the win.  

Amherst picked up all the runs they would need in a five run first inning.  Harry Roberson doubled in a run, plating Max Steinhorn, and Nick Nardone had a sacrifice fly to right to make it 2-0.  An error and two more hits accounted for three more runs in the frame, but the Owls nearly took all of them back in the top of the second.

Connor Walsh led off with a single, and moved to third on Christian Bourgea's double to right-center.  John Tarascio got Keene State on the board with a single to center, and Devin Springfield cleared the bases with his first home run of the year, a three run shot to right.  Kolby Reggione followed with a single, and moved to second on Steven Martel's two-out walk, but Connor Longley lined out to second to end the inning.

The Mammoths blew the game open by scoring 14 runs over the next four innings, including seven runs in the sixth.   Keene State added another run in the top of the eighth, loading the bases when Abe Grainger and Tarascio were hit by pitches, and Michael Bailey walked before Reggione hit into a 5-4-3 double play to bring in Grainger.

Christian Bourgea had two hits for the Owls.

Alan Schiff (0-2) took the loss for KSC, striking out four in three innings of work.  Michael Wasserman, Brian Vieira, and Jake Burbank combined to finish the final six innings.  Andrew Ferrero (2-0) picked up the win for Amherst with six strikeouts in the first three innings of work.

Around the Horn

  • Burbank did not allow a hit in two innings of work in his second appearance of the season.
  • Springfield now has seven RBI in his last four games, batting 5-for-10 and drawing five walks in that stretch.  He is the only player to start in every game this season.
  • It was the first meeting between the teams since 2013.

Up Next

  • Keene State is slated to make its home debut on Wednesday, hosting Western New England University at Owl Athletic Complex at 3:30 p.m.
  • Amherst welcomes Mitchell College to town on April 5 at 3:30 p.m.