Baseball drops two games to in-state Colby-Sawyer
New England College baseball dropped two games to the visiting Colby-Sawyer College Chargers, dropping game one 0-8 and falling in game two 5-15. With the sweep the Chargers improve to 13-21 overall and 7-13 in conference play. The losses drop the Pilgrims to 8-20 overall and 3-17 in the conference.
In game one the two teams would battle scoreless throughout the opening two innings before the Chargers would muster a run off of two hits in the third to take the 1-0 lead. The Colby-Sawyer offense would extend their lead to 6-0 plating five runs on the fourth, including a two-run single by Jarrett Lowe (Sudbury, Mass.) The Chargers would tack on two runs in the seventh and hold the Pilgrims scoreless through seven eventually capturing the 8-0 victory.
Leading the way for Colby-Sawyer was Tom White (Lisbon, N.H.) who was 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored and two runs batted in. Colby-Sawyer’s Jarrett Lowe and Chris Hartery (Billerica, Mass.) each singled twice and scored a run for the Chargers. Picking up the shutout win on the mound was Carter Malpass (Plymouth, Mass.) who allowed just four hits and struck out three.
Singling for the Pilgrims was Jimmy Hoyt (Rochester, N.H.), Joe Clark (Newcastle, Maine), Dan Pratt (Concord, N.H.) and Chris Gagne (Rochester, N.H.)
In game two the Pilgrims would jump out to an early 2-0 lead as Jimmy Hoyt would double in Jimmy Lauzon (Manchester, N.H.) and Hoyt would eventually score on a Scott Miller (Mt. Airy, Md.) single in the first inning. The Chargers would battle back with three runs in the fourth and bat around plating six runs in the fifth to build a 9-3 lead. Colby-Sawyer would extend the lead to 15-3 scoring three runs in both the sixth and the seventh inning and hold NEC to just two runs in the seventh cruising to the 15-5 win.
Leading the way for Colby-Sawyer was Tom White who finished with three hits, including a three-run home run. Colby-Sawyer’s Evan Leary (Concord, N.H.) and Chris Hartery finished with two hits and three runs scored, while Shane Hoagboon (Mayfield, N.Y.) finished the game with four runs batted in. Picking up the win on the mound was Matt Rosa (Manchester, N.H.) who allowed two earned runs on five hits in 3.2 innings of work.
Leading the way for NEC was Lucas Burgess (Bath, N.H.) who singled three times and Scott Miller who singled twice. NEC’s Jimmy Hoyt and Joe Clark each doubled for the Pilgrims.