Posted: Apr 20, 2016
KEENE, N.H.--The Keene State college baseball team was limited to five singles in a 6-0 loss to Westfield State University on Wednesday at Owl Athletic Complex.
- Keene State: 12-15
- Westfield State: 14-15
- Keene State travels to UMass Boston for an LEC doubleheader on Saturday at noon.
- Westfield State travels to Eastern Connecticut State for a non-conference game on April 21 at 6 p.m.
How It Happened
- Westfield State starter Nate Marshall (2-0) earned the win, scattering three hits over six innings with seven strikeouts. Three relievers combined to allow just two more hits.
- Westfield State broke through in the top of the fourth, as walks to Danny DiMatteo and Tyler Beach, and a fielder's choice from Tyler Adams loaded the bases, and KSC starter Kevin Guild (0-4) issued another free pass to Evan Moorhouse to force in another run.
- Keene State, meanwhile, could not get anything going. Daniel Sarah singled to lead off the bottom of the sixth and Zach Rollins walked, but the runners were left stranded when Christian Bourgea grounded out to second to end the frame.
- KSC also had two runners on in the seventh on walks to Devin Springfield and Trevor Chapin, but pinch hitter Billy Hartmann struck out and Kolby Reggione hit into a fielder's choice.
- Westfield State added two more runs in the eighth on Anthony Crowley's sacrifice fly and Adams' single. Westfield State salted the game away with three more runs in the top of the ninth on an error and a 2-RBI single from DiMatteo.
- Guild finished with 3.2 innings of work, allowing one run with four strikeouts. Jeff Lunn struck out three in 2.1 innings of relief. Keith Simpson, Nick Nowak, and Michael McDermott also saw time out of the pen for the Owls.