WINTER HAVEN, Fla.--Kevin Guild pitched seven innings of two-hit ball with eight strikeouts as the Keene State College baseball team defeated Colby-Sawyer College 6-1 on Monday afternoon.
The Owls improve to 3-3 while the Chargers remain in search of their first win of the season at 0-5.
Guild, who had made just three appearances as a freshman, sparkled in picking up his first career victory, not walking a batter and facing one over the minimum in seven innings of work.
KSC used single runs in the fourth, fifth, and seventh innings to creep out to an early lead. Chapin led off the fourth win a walk and moved up to second on Christian Bourgea's sacrifice bunt. Vinny Parilla brought him home with a single to center field.
Tanner Chase led off the fifth with a triple to left-center, scoring on Joe Libby's sacrifice fly. Libby picked up another RBI in the seventh, bringing in Robbie Hamilton, who led off the inning with a walk.
KSC added three more runs in the eighth, taking advantage of a pair of Colby-Sawyer errors. Chapin came home as Parilla reached on a fielder's choice, while Matt Boulay had a sacrifice fly and Chase singled in Parilla.
Guild, meanwhile, kept the Chargers at bay; after allowing a first inning single to Brady Dion, Guild shut the door on Colby-Sawyer, retiring the next 11 batters before Justin Devoid singled to open the fifth. Guild struck out the next two batters, then picked off Devoid on first base to end the inning.
Nate Pedersen came on in relief and worked the final two innings, allowing one run and two hits.
The Owls will be off on Tuesday before facing Lesley University in a doubleheader on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Colby-Sawyer is also off until Wednesday, when they will play Sewanee at 6 p.m.