Baseball Sets Down Pace 4-2


MANCHESTER, N.H. - Ryan Quinn (Lebanon, CT) matched his career high with 14 strikeouts in a complete-game victory to lead Southern New Hampshire University to a 4-2 Northeast-10 baseball victory over Pace University Tuesday afternoon at Penmen Field.  The Penmen, who snapped a five-game slide with the win, improve to 9-15 and 6-7 in the NE-10, while the Setters are now 11-18-1 and 6-8 in the league.

Southern New Hampshire scored all four of its runs in the sixth to turn a 2-0 deficit into a 4-2 lead.  Tim Rines (Merrimack, NH) led off the inning with a walk, then the next batter, Bobby Wronski (Arlington, MA) would belt a home run to center, his fourth home run in the last four games.  The next two batters, Skyler Byrd (Milford, NH) and Chris O'Neil (Chelmsford, MA) reached on back-to-back singles.

Byrd and O'Neil would each move over on a sacrifice bunt by Jeff Giannino (Beverly, MA), then the Penmen took advantage of a pair of Pace defensive miscues.  The next batter, Richard Pecoraro (Hampton Bays, NY) struck out, but the ball got by Pace catcher Steven Sterlacci, allowing Pecoraro to reach and Byrd to score.  O'Neil would later score on a two-out wild pitch by Setter reliever Steven D'Angelo.

Pace scored both of its runs in the top of the sixth.  Andre Liscinsky led off the inning with a single, and after being bunted over, scored on a single by Kenny Wright.  Wright would then score from first when the next batter, Joe Cotone, doubled to center field.

Quinn recorded his fourth complete game of the season, and matched his strikeout high set earlier in the season in a win over American International.  He allowed eight hits while walking two.  Six different players had the six Penmen hits on the afternoon.  Chris Carnastro took the loss for Pace, working 5.1 innings and allowing all six hits while fanning two.

Southern New Hampshire returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Merrimack College in a 3:30 game at Penmen Field.