Baseball falls to in-state rival Colby-Sawyer
The visiting Colby-Sawyer College Chargers combined for 31 runs beating the New England College Pilgrims twice Wednesday afternoon in Henniker. The sweep improves the Chargers to 13-19 overall and 10-11 in The Commonwealth Coast Conference. The losses drop the Pilgrims to 6-24 overall and 2-18 in the TCCC.
In game one Colby-Sawyer wouldn’t waste anytime stringing together four singles and scoring four runs in the opening inning to take the early lead. The Chargers would add two runs in each of the next three innings building a 10-0 lead heading into the bottom half of the fourth. NEC would get a run back in the fourth on back-to-back doubles but Colby-Sawyer would get the final two outs holding NEC to just the one run. Neither team would score in the fifth inning but the Chargers would add three runs in the top of the sixth and three in the top of the seventh allowing just two Pilgrim runs in the final two innings to cruise to the 16-3 victory.
Leading the way for Colby-Sawyer was Chris Hartery (Billerica, Mass.) who finished with four hits, three runs batted in and two runs scored. Colby-Sawyer’s Jarrett Lowe (Sudbury, Mass.) and Matthew Corvo (Stratton Mt., Vt.) each finished with three hits and two runs scored for the Chargers. Picking up the win on the mound for Colby-Sawyer was Carter Malpass (Plymouth, Mass.) who allowed just one earned run on three hits in five innings of work.
Leading the way for NEC was Dan Pratt (Concord, N.H.) who finished with two hits including a double and a run batted in. NEC’s P.J. Crowley (Pawcatuck, Conn.) doubled and Jordan Morgan (E. Weymouth, Mass.) singled in a run for the Pilgrims.
In game two the Pilgrims would jump out to the early 2-0 lead after one inning but the Chargers would explode for seven runs on eight hits in the second grabbing a 7-2 lead after two. NEC would get three runs back in the bottom of the third cutting the lead to 7-5. Each team would plate two runs in the fourth inning but the Chargers would pound out four runs in the fifth and add single runs in both the sixth and the seventh coasting to the 15-8 win.
Leading the way for Colby-Sawyer College was Chris Hartery who was 3-for-5 in game two with a homerun, three runs batted in and two runs scored. Colby-Sawyer’s Andrew Wadleigh (Sharon, Mass.) and Mike Bertuccio (Millstone Township, N.J.) each finished with three hits and Lee Chubet (Arlington, Vt.) chipped in two hits and had three runs batted in for the Chargers. Picking up the win on the mound for Colby-Sawyer was Chris Smith (Lisbon, N.H.) who allowed five earned runs on seven hits.
Leading the way for NEC was Joe Clark (Newcastle, Maine) and Jordan Morgan who each finished with two hits, two runs scored and a run batted in. NEC’s P.J. Crowley finished with two hits, including a double and a run batted in.