WINTER HAVEN, Fla.--The Keene State College baseball team made it four wins in a row with a pair of extra inning wins over Lesley University on Wednesday afternoon.
Keene State is now 5-3 on the season.
The Lynx scored three times in the fifth inning to take a 4-1 lead, but KSC rallied with a three spot in the sixth inning. Williams led off the inning with a single and Abe Grainger drew a walk. Howe laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners up and Boulay laced a single to bring them home.
Lesley struck first in extra innings, as David Hersey had a pinch hit sacrifice fly, but the Owls would win in the bottom half.
Boulay reached on a fielder's choice, and Hartmann reached on another error. Libby was intentionally walked to load the bases, and Billy Buscetto was hit by a pitch to tie the game. Johnson then came through with the game winning hit to give the Owls the win.
Dionne (1-1) earned the win, striking out two. Alan Schiff started and struck out four in 4.2 innings of work.
The second game was a slugfest, with the teams combining for 34 hits in a 13-8 KSC win.
KSC led 8-6 heading into the bottom of the seventh but allowed the Lynx to score twice to go to extras for the second straight game.
Robert Parson had a sacrifice fly and pinch hitter Adam Ciampi singled in the tying run for Lesley.
The Owls roared back with five runs in the eighth. John Williams walked, Grainger reached on a fielder's choice and Parilla was hit by a pitch. Williams and Grainger scored on Boulay's single, and after Hartmann singled to load the bases, Andy Johnson was hit by a pitch to bring Parilla around.
Buscetto singled in another run, and Tanner Chase drew a bases loaded walk to make it 13-8.
Michael Crimi picked up the win (2-0) with two innings of relief work, while Nate Pederson pitched a scoreless eighth to keep the Lynx at bay.
The Owls take on The College of New Jersey in a single, nine inning game on Thursday at 4 pm.