KSC Baseball Swept by UMass-Dartmouth

'NORTH DARTMOUTH, MASS.   5/3/03 – The Keene State College baseball team was swept by UMass-Dartmouth 16-5 and 12-4 in a Little East Conference baseball doubleheader played Saturday at North Dartmouth, Mass.


The pair of losses drops KSC to 11-21 (6-8 LEC) while UMD improves to 17-15-1 (8-4 LEC).


Matt Orszulak (Campton, N.H.) and Travis Muckle had two hits each for KSC in the opener.  Geoff Nettleton led the Corsairs' 17-hit attack with four hits and six RBIs.


 James Slack (Manchester, N.H.) (2-4) took the loss for the Owls.


UMD picked right up where they left off in the first game with 14 more hits against Owl pitchers in the nightcap.   The Corsairs scored four runs in the first inning and coasted to the victory.


Justin Hickman (Mont Vernon, N.H.) had two hits including a home run and two RBIs to lead KSC.  John Trubiano (Keene, N.H.), Justin Cox (East Swanzey, N.H.) and Muckle added two hits each for the Owls. Muckle also had a pair of RBIs.


Brian Pereira led the Corsairs with three hits and five RBIs.


Ryan Kohler (Alstead, N.H.) (3-4) was the losing pitcher for KSC.


"The pitching and the hitting went south," said KSC Coach Ken Howe.  "It was not a good way to enter the LEC Tournament."


The LEC Tournament begins on Wednesday.