NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Southern Connecticut State University posted a 3-1 victory over Southern New Hampshire University in Northeast-10 baseball action at The Ballpark at SCSU Sunday afternoon. The Owls, who will open play in the NE-10 Tournament later this week, improve to 25-19 and 20-10 in the league, while the Penmen see their season come to a close at 14-26-1 overall and 11-18-1 in the league.
SNHU jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Scott Strong (Naperville, IL) led off the game with a double and scored when the next batter, Chris O'Neil (Chelmsford, MA) singled to center field. The Owls would plate two runs in the bottom of the second on a two-run single by A.J. Rouleau. Southern Connecticut would tack on an another run in the fourth when Eric Schlitter led off the inning with a single and scored on a groundout by Kyle Rosadino.
Chris Zbin worked seven innings to get the win for SCSU, allowing three hits and striking out six. Penmen starter Ryan Quinn (Lebanon, CT) fanned nine in his 7.2 innings of work for the Penmen, in the process registering 100 strikeouts for the season, a single-season school record. His 168 career strikeouts place him second in program history. O'Neil, who hit safely in 17 of SNHU's last 18 games of the season, had a pair of hits, while Garrett Jewell (Alexandria, NH) had the other SNHU base hit.