Pilgrims drop two one-run games to Seahawks
New England College baseball dropped a pair of one-run games to conference opponent Salve Regina Saturday afternoon, falling to the Seahawks 5-6 in game one and 0-1 in game two. With the two losses the Pilgrims move to 3-7 overall and 0-4 in conference play.
In game one the Pilgrims would take a 4-3 lead heading into the home half of the first inning before Seahawk Justin Collett would hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the seventh knotting the game at 4-4. Both teams would plate a run in the eight inning and battle through a scoreless ninth before Salve Regina would string back-to-back singles and plate the game-winner in the tenth.
Leading the way for the Pilgrims was designated hitter Joe Clark who finished with three hits, including a double, three runs batted in and a run scored. NEC’s Kevin Bray singled three times and Jimmy Hoyt singles twice and scored two runs for the Pilgrims. On the mound for the Pilgrims was Taylor Vesey who pitched seven innings allowing four runs on four hits and striking out five.
In game two Seahawk pitcher Pat Quinn would hold the Pilgrims to just one hit and strike out six shutting out NEC 1-0. Salve Regina’s lone run can in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Riley Diaz.
NEC’s Jimmy Lauzon picked up the lone single for the Pilgrims in game two. On the mound for NEC was Josh Lynch who allowed one hit in three innings of work and Adam Climo who let up three hits and one earned run.