SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--The Keene State College baseball team fell to Western New England University, 17-0, in a non-conference game at Trelease Field on Friday afternoon.
- Keene State: 8-11
- Western New England: 10-7
How It Happened
Western New England had 19 hits, 18 of them singles, while the Owls could manage just four hits in the game.
The Golden Bears jumped out to a big lead in the third inning, sending 17 batters to the plate, scoring 12 times off of nine hits and a Keene State error. Two more runs in the fourth and three in the sixth ended the game via mercy rule.
Keene State's best chance of getting on the scoreboard came in the fifth inning, when Devin Springfield drew a leadoff walk. Mac Struthers reached on an error to put two on with two out, but Rossi flew out to center to end the inning.
Brandon Heath (1-1) took the loss, starting and going the first 2.1 innings. Brian Vieira tossed the final 3.2 innings for the Owls. Nate Rossi, Connor Longley, Christian Bourgea, and Devin Springfield each had a single for Keene State.
Around the Horn
- Bourgea, who recorded his 101st career hit in the game, extended his streak of reaching base to 17 straight games.
- It was the first time the Owls have been shutout all season.
- The Owls remain on the road, traveling to UMass Dartmouth for a Little East Conference doubleheader that begins at noon on Saturday.
- Western New England hosts Nichols College in a Commonwealth Coast Conference doubleheader on Saturday. That twinbill is also scheduled for a noon start.