'WELLESLEY, MA. 4/19/02 – The Keene State College baseball team split a Little East Conference doubleheader against UMA-Boston at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. on Saturday.
After dropping the first game 4-2, the Owls came back to take the nightcap 14-5
KSC took a 2-0 lead in the first inning of the opener on a two-run home run by John Trubiano (Keene, N.H.) Owl bats went silent and UMB scored single runs in the third, fifth, sixth and seventh inning to post the win.
Owls' starter Jim Slack (Manchester, N.H.) (0-3) took the loss for KSC. He had seven strikeouts.
Keene State bats exploded for 16 hits in the second game. The Owls broke the game open early with four runs in the first and five runs in the second inning. Trubiano had a two run single in the first and Justin Hickman delivered two runs with a single in the second.
Trubiano went four-for-five in the game and finished the twinbill with five RBIs Nick Bujeaud (Lincoln, N.H.) had three hits and Jeremy Schilling (Centerville, MA.) and Mike MAeur (Warwick, R.I.) added two hits each in the second game.
Freshman Ryan Kohler (Alstead, N.H.) improved his record to 3-2 with the victory. Andrew Caplice (Marston Mills, MA.) and Corey Hartson (Merrimack, N.H.) pitched in relief.
Keene State goes to 7-14 (2-3 LEC) while the Beacons are now 5-18 (3-6 LEC).
The Owls host Southern ME on Sunday (12 p.m.) in a make-up LEC doubleheader.