Posted: Mar 11, 2016
AUBURNDALE, Fla.--The Keene State College baseball team fell in both ends of a doubleheader to start their Spring Break trip, losing to Worcester Poltytehcnic Institute 4-1 and 11-3 on Friday at Lake Myrtle Park No. 4.
- Keene State: 1-3
- WPI: 4-4
- Keene State plays Montclair State on Saturday at Polk State College in Lakeland.
- WPI concludes their trip to the Sunshine State with a doubleheader against Wentworth.
- Billy Hartmann, Connor Longley, and Mac Struthers each had two hits.
- KSC starter Michael Crimi allowed just four hits and two earned runs while striking out six.
- The Engineers toko a 2-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI double by Nick Comei and Evan Lacroix's single through the left side. WPI tacked on a third when Anthony Capuano scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the third.
- KSC broke up the shutout when Longley singled down the left field line to open the seventh, and took third on Struther's single to center. Vinny Parilla singled in Longley, but the Owls' rally was cut short when Joey Libby hit into a 6-3 double play and Billy Hartmann grounded out to short.
- WPI added a fourth run in the fifth on a KSC error.
- Keene State committed four errors and hit into three double plays in an 11-3 loss.
- The game was scoreless until the fourth, when a two-run error and an RBI single by Comei gave WPI a 3-0 lead. The Engineers added three more in the sixth before Keene State got on the board on Zach Rollins' RBI groundout.
- WPI took a 10-1 lead in the sixth. Christian Bourgea hit his first career home run, a two run shot in the bottom of the sixth to get within 10-3.
- Tim Coppinger took the loss, allowing seven hits and five runs in four innings of work. Keith Simpson, Michael McDermott, Steven Zadravec, and Eddie Dionne all saw work out of the bullpen.