Posted: Mar 17, 2016
WINTER HAVEN, Fla.--The Keene State College baseball team combined for 21 hits in a doubleheader sweep over New England College at Chain O' Lakes Stadium on Thursday.
- Keene State: 6-4
- New England College: 1-7
- Keene State faces off with Farmingdale State on March 18 at 12:30 pm
How It Happened - Game One
- Michael Crimi had a career high 12 strikeouts and allowed a mere three hits in a complete game as the Owls got two RBI each from Billy Hartmann, Vinny Parilla, and Connor Longley.
- Keene State touched up NEC starter Manuel Alejandro for six runs in four innings of work, taking advantage of three NEC errors.
- Parilla gave KSC the only run they would need with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second inning, and Trevor Chapin made it 2-0 with an RBI single in the same frame.
- Hartmann had a 2-RBI single in the bottom of the fourth. KSC added four more runs in the fifth as Parilla doubled in Kolby Reggione, Longley had a 2-RBI triple, and the Owls executed a perfect double-steal to bring in Longley.
- Crimi was dominant, allowing just one runner past second base and working out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the second by striking out Greg Appleman. The Pilgrims did not get another runner in scoring position until the top of the seventh, but Crimi struck out pinch hitter William Bregonzio and induced a game ending groundout to Jake Dotson.
How It Happened - Game Two
- Longley led a 13 hit attack with three hits and two RBI to support Tim Coppinger, who struck out seven in five innings of work.
- Parilla had another sacrifice fly in the top of the first, and after the Owls loaded the bases, Longley singled in a pair of runs. Daniel Sarah picked up an RBI in the inning to bring in Dustin Howe and make it 4-0.
- Jeam Deleon cut the lead to 4-2 with an a 2-RBI double in the first. KSC got two runs back in the second thanks to an RBI single from Devin Springfield and another NEC error.
- Deleon was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, followed by a single from Garrett Waldron to make it a 6-4 game, but Coppinger and the KSC bullpen did not allow another run.
- NEC threatened in the bottom of the sixth with a runner on, but reliever Keith Simpson induced an inning ending double play from Conor Crouse to get out of trouble. Steve Zadravec, Simpson, and Eddie Dionne combined for two innings of two-hit relief.