Baseball Drops Two at Assumption

Baseball Drops Two at Assumption


WORCESTER, Mass. – Host Assumption College swept a Northeast-10 baseball doubleheader from Southern New Hampshire University by scores of 4-2 and 6-5 on Saturday afternoon.  The Greyhounds improve to 13-8 and 4-2 in the NE-10, while the Penmen are 5-13 and 0-3 in the league.

SNHU led most of the way in game two, but the Greyhounds scored four times in the bottom of the eighth to take a 5-3 lead.  The Penmen would rally to tie the game in the top of the ninth.  Leadoff hitter Brandon Dutch (Monroe, Conn.) singled and would score on a single by Brendan O’Brien (East Bridgewater, Mass.).  Scott Rogers (Orr’s Island, Maine) would score when Thomas Quicker (West Islip, N.Y.) reached on an error.

Assumption would score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth when Blake Youngblood worked a leadoff walk and scored on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Tim Scafidi.

The Penmen jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Eric Pelletier (Beverly, Mass.) reached on a two-out single and scored on a double by Bobby Wronski (Arlington, Mass.).  SNHU tacked on two runs in the fourth when a double by Rogers scored Matt Boulter (Wrentham, Mass.) and Tim Rines (Merrimack, N.H.).

Assumption scored four times in the bottom of the eighth, with the key hit a three-run double by Eddie McDonald.

Rines led Southern New Hampshire with three hits, as the Penmen outhit the Greyhounds 12-9.  Bryant Gauthier (Lynn, Mass.) worked 7.1 innings on the mound for the Penmen and allowed eight hits and three runs while fanning eight.  Derek Anderson (Dracut, Mass.) took the loss, working the final 1.1 innings in relief.

In the opener, Assumption jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first, then scored three more times in the fourth.  The Penmen would get a pair of runs back in the seventh.  Boulter led off the frame with a single and scored on a groundout by Rogers.  A single by Quicker played Kevin Spatkowski (Bristol, Conn.) who doubled following Boulter’s single.

Brad Monroe (Hampton Falls, N.H.) took the loss for the Penmen, working the eight-inning complete game and scattering eight hits while surrendering four runs.  He struck out six.  Assumption outhit SNHU 8-5 in the opener.

Southern New Hampshire travels to UMass Lowell for a single contest starting at 1:00 Sunday.