MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Southern New Hampshire University baseball team fell to the Warriors of Merrimack College by a score of 5-0 Tuesday afternoon. With the victory, Merrimack improves to 12-10 and 7-8 in conference play. The Penmen fall to 13-17 and 6-7 in conference play.
Tim Curran's RBI single in the fourth inning began the scoring for the Warriors, as his line drive was preceded by two errors. The big inning for the Warriors was the fifth inning, where Brendan Pyburn's two-RBI triple and Matt Hogan's two-run home run to left field concluded the scoring for Merrimack on the afternoon.
John Pickowicz (Hill, N.H.) pitched eight innings for the Penmen, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits, two walks, and a strikeout. A.J. Dusablon (Burlington, Vt.) pitched a scoreless inning of relief, striking out one. Merrimack's Ryan O'Rourke pitched a complete game victory, allowing only three hits while striking out 12 Penmen hitters.
The Penmen travel to Rindge, N.H. tomorrow as they will face off against Franklin Pierce in a 3:30 p.m. contest. Southern New Hampshire returns home this Saturday as they will oppose Saint Rose in a doubleheader beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Penmen Field.