BROOKVILLE, N.Y. – The Southern New Hampshire University baseball team swept a doubleheader from C.W. Post by scores of 9-0 and 4-1 Friday afternoon. The Penmen improved to 3-3 overall, while the Pioneers are now 0-6 on the season.
In the opener, the Penmen scored twice in the top of the first to take a 2-0 lead. Jamie Wollerman (Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.) worked a leadoff walk and scored on a double down the left field line by Matt Boulter (Wrentham, Mass.). Boulter would later score when Albert Stanton (Sandwich, Mass.) reached on a fielders' choice.
Southern New Hampshire exploded for six runs in the top of the fifth to up its lead to 8-0. The Penmen collected five hits and also took advantage of a walk, a wild pitch and an error. Jon Massad (Shrewsbury, Mass.) led off the inning with a walk and scored when Wollerman reached on a throwing error. A single by Tim Rines (Merrimack, N.H.) scored Juan Amador (Derry, N.H.), while a sac fly by Boulter plated Wollerman. Rines would score on a sac fly by Bobby Wronski (Arlington, Mass.) that made it 6-0.
O'Neil finished with a pair of hits in game one for SNHU, while Boulter went 1-3 with two RBI. Bryant Gauthier (Lynn, Mass.) worked seven strong innings, allowing just three hits while walking just one with six strikeouts. Tyler Gauthier (Lynn, Mass.) worked an inning and allowed a hit and a walk while recording a strikeout, while Sam Fuller (Barre, Vt.) struck out two in the ninth.
C.W. Post staked itself to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first of game two. Leadoff batter Matt Simone reached on a throwing error and eventually scored on a double by Anthony Corona.
SNHU scored two runs apiece in the fifth and sixth frames. In the fifth, Amador reached on a fielding error to lead off the inning, and eventually scored on a base hit by Boulter. Rines, who reached on a hit by pitch, would make it 2-1 when he scored on a single by Wronski.
In the sixth, O'Neil led off the inning by doubling down the right field line. He would score on a bunt back to the pitcher by Massad. Amador would score the fourth Penmen run after reaching on a throwing error, when Wollerman reached on another Pioneer error.
Brad Monroe (Hampton Falls, N.H.) went the distance on the hill for the Penmen, allowing just four hits and no earned runs while fanning eight with no walks. Wronski and O'Neil each finished with two hits apiece in the nightcap.
Southern New Hampshire returns to action Saturday when it battles Molloy College in a noon doubleheader.