Keene State Baseball Pulls Away From Plymouth State, 8-2

Keene State Baseball Pulls Away From Plymouth State, 8-2

KEENE, N.H.--Vinny Parilla continued his hot hitting as the Keene State College baseball team picked up their second straight win with an 8-2 triumph over Plymouth State University on Tuesday at Owl Athletic Complex.

Keene State is now 8-13 and 2-5 in the LEC, while the Panthers fall to 7-15, and 1-6.

Every KSC starter had at least one hit for the Owls, led by Parilla, who was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI, and has hit safely in eight of his last 14 at-bats.

Trevor Chapin had a pair of doubles, while Abe Grainger was 1-for-2 and walked three times.

KSC touched PSU starter Matt Doxter for a pair of first inning runs;  Cody Dube, batting for the first time this year, singled, and moved to third on Chapin's first double of the day.  After Christian Bourgea struck out, Parilla brought in both runners with a single.

Plymouth State scored their first run in the top of the fourth as Jarek Krajewski and Ryan Thompson led off with consecutive walks, and moved into scoring position on Dan Armstrong's ground out to third.  Jake Broom walked to load the bases, and Kajewski ended up coming around on a fielder's choice off the bat of Eric Leitch.

The Owls tacked on two more in the bottom of the fifth on RBI singles from Matt Boulay and Tanner Chase.  PSU made it 4-2 in in the top of the seventh on Dave Hall's RBI double, but KSC reliever Jake Ciolfi got Krajewski to fly out to right to end the inning.

KSC extended their lead with four runs in the bottom of the eighth as Billy Buscetto and Joe Libby singled, and Dube drew a walk to load the bases.  Robbie Hamilton was hit by a pitch to brin in one run, and Bourgea drew a walk to bring in another.  Grainger singled to make it 7-2, and an error by Hall allowed Bourgea to score.

Alan Schiff pitched 3.1 innings of one run ball to pick up his first win since 2013.  Kevin Guild started and struck out five in 3.1 innings.  Nate Pedersen earned the save with 1.2 innings of scoreless work.  Doxter took the loss for the Panthers, falling to 2-3.

KSC will be back in action tomorrow, facing Tufts University in a non-conference game that begins at 3:30.  Plymouth State also heads out of conference to play Rivier College on Thursday at 7:05 p.m.