Baseball Falls to UMass Lowell 5-1

LOWELL, Mass. - UMass Lowell recorded a 5-1 Northeast-10 baseball victory over Southern New Hampshire University at Lelacheur Park Tuesday night.  The River Hawks improved to 17-11 overall and 9-7 in the NE-10, while the Penmen are now 11-18-1 overall and 8-10-1 in the league.

UMass Lowell jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second, but the Penmen would tie the game in the top of the third.  Eric Pelletier (Beverly, MA) singled with one away, then after moving to third when Tim Rines (Merrimack, NH) reached on an error, scored on a single to right by Bobby Wronski (Arlington, MA).

The River Hawks reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the third when Pat Devlin worked a leadoff walk and scored on a single up the middle by Tim Keene.  UML scored twice in the fourth on back-to-back RBI singles by Matt Jacobs and Jared Notargiacomo then added another run in the bottom of the eighth.

Rines, Pelletier and Chris O'Neil (Chelmsford, MA) each had two hits in the game for Southern New Hampshire, with Pelletier extending his hitting streak to eight games.  Brad Monroe (Hampton Falls, NH) worked seven innings and allowed seven hits and five runs while recording seven strikeouts.

SNHU and UMass Lowell complete their season series in Manchester Thursday afternoon at 3:30.