EASTON, Mass. – Visiting Southern New Hampshire University posted a 5-2 Northeast-10 baseball victory over Stonehill College at Gorman Field Monday afternoon. The Penmen, who have now won six out of their last seven, are now 11-14 and 4-4 in the NE-10, while the Skyhawks are 9-10 and 5-3 in the league.
SNHU took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third when a single by Eric Pelletier (Beverly, Mass.) scored Jon Minucci (Madison, Conn.) and Brendan O’Brien (East Bridgewater, Mass.). The Skyhawks would tie the game with two runs in the fifth, but the Penmen would reclaim the lead in the sixth, scoring twice. Bobby Wronski (Arlington, Mass.) and Thomas Dutch (Monroe, Conn.) opened the frame with back-to-back singles, and eventually scored on a double by Kevin Spatkowski (Bristol, Conn.).
The Penmen made it 5-2 in the eighth, as Dutch led off the inning with a single and scored when Minucci reached on an error.
Pelletier led the Penmen with three hits on the afternoon, while Dutch and Spatkowski each hit safely twice. Derrick Sylvester (Franklin, N.H.) went eight innings on the hill for Southern New Hampshire, scattering nine hits and allowing two runs while fanning nine. Steve Golbranson (Abington, Mass.) earned the save by inducing a 4-6-3 double play after entering the game with bases-loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth.
Southern New Hampshire travels to Saint Anselm College for a non-conference game Wednesday afternoon.