Springfield blanks Owls 1-0

Springfield blanks Owls 1-0

Springfield, Mass. – 4/30/13 - In his final collegiate game, Greg Marakovits hurled a complete-game shutout as the Springfield College baseball team defeated Keene State, 1-0, at Berry-Allen Field.

The Owls, who have dropped their last three games, fall to 18-19. KSC has scored just two runs in those three games. Springfield wrapped up its season with a 14-18 record

Marakovits ended his collegiate career in style, going the distance for the victory. He allowed seven hits, walked three batters, and registered five strikeouts. He got out of a bases loaded jam in the third, stranded a runner on third in the seventh, and escaped the eighth with a pair in scoring position.

In the bottom of the fourth, Brett Poulin led off with a double to left center and moved to third on a Mike McGowan groundout. Frank Calabrese then accounted for an RBI as he ripped a single to right field.

The Owls used four pitchers in the game with freshman Eddie Dionne (Concord, N.H.) took the loss after giving up the game's only run in four innings of work while scattering four of Springfield's five hits. Despite the loss, Dionne (1-5) had one of his better outings of the season in his four innings of work on the mound.  He had one strikeout in the game.

Junior Dan Osorio (Manchester, N.H.) tossed two innings of shutout ball for KSC.

Junior Andrew Gummow (Brookline, Mass.) was the only player in the game to have multiple hits, as he tallied a pair of singles.

Keene State hosts Eastern Conn. in a Little East doubleheader on Friday (12 p.m.).