KSC Baseball Grounded By Seahawks

KSC Baseball Grounded By Seahawks

NEWPORT, R.I.--The Keene State College baseball team fell in both ends of a doubleheader to Salve Regina University on Sunday, 10-3 and 11-8. 

The Owls have lost five in a row and are 8-18. Salve Regina improves to 15-14. 

Game One

KSC was limited to four hits through the first six innings in a 10-3 defeat.

Salve Regina touched KSC starter Jake Ciolfi for six runs in an inning-plus of work.  Ciolfi allowed a single to John Militano, who moeved all the way to third on an error.  Joe Haley was hit by a pitch, and Militano came around on a single by David Neil.  

Christian Vargas homered to make it 4-0.  The Owls scored their first run in the second when Dustin Howe walked and eventually scored on an error.  

Salve Regina increased their lead to 10-1 in the bottom of the sixth as Vargas drove in two more runs.  Abe Grainger doubled in Kolby Reggione for KSC's second run in the top of the seventh, then came around on an error.

Vinny Parilla had two hits for Keene State.  Howe was 0-for-1 but drew three walks.  Ciolfi (0-1) took the loss.  Jeff Lunn pitched five innings of relief.

Game Two

Keene State raced out to a six run lead in the first, as Joe Libby, Billy Hartmann, and Christian Bourgea all singled to start the game.  An error on the Salve Regina shortstop brought in Libby.  

Austin Marino singled in a pair of runs, and after Grainger walked to re-load the bases, Zack Rollins, who was making his first start of the season, doubled in two more for a 5-0 lead.  

Dan Sarah, also starting for the first time this season, drew another walk, and Billy Buscetto was hit by a pitch to load the bases for the third time in the inning, and Libby drew the third KSC walk of the frame to force home another run.

Consecutive triples from Haley and Neil brought in the first two runs of the game for the Seahawks, who went in front with an eight run third inning.  Salve Regina sent 13 batters to the plate to take a 10-6 lead.

Keene State would not go quietly, loading the bases again in the fourth inning as Hartmann walked, Bourgea singled, and Marino was hit by a pitch to set the table for Rollins, who plated Hartmann and Bourgea with a single.

The Seahawks added an insurance run in the fifth thanks to an RBI single from Neil.  KSC loaded the bases yet again in the seventh as Libby and Hartmann sandwiched walks around a double from Hartmann, but Trevor Chapin struck out to end the game.

KSC left 11 runners on base.  Hartmann, Bourgea, and Rollins each finished with two hits.  Tim Coppinger took the loss, allowing eight runs in 2.1 innings.  

The Owls will look to get back in the win column with a home date against Western New England on Monday 3:30 pm.