RINDGE, N.H. –Derek Ingui hit a pair of home runs and drove in five runs as No. 13/21 Franklin Pierce University topped Southern New Hampshire University 7-2 in Northeast-10 baseball Sunday afternoon at Pappas Field. The Ravens have won five in a row and improve to 26-6 and 12-2 in the NE-10, while the Penmen saw a five-game win streak snapped and are now 14-14 and 3-6 in the league.
Ingui's first home run, a two-run came in the bottom of the first to give the Ravens a 2-0 lead. With the Ravens holding onto a 3-1 lead in the eighth, Ingui belted a three-run shot as part of a four-run frame that made it 7-1. Zach Mathieu also belted a solo shot in the fourth that put FPU on top 3-0.
The Penmen got on the board in the top of the sixth when Kevin Spatkowski (Bristol, Conn.) led off the inning with a home run to left that made it 3-1. SNHU's other run came in the ninth when Albert Stanton (Sandwich, Mass.) worked a one-out walk and scored on a single up the middle by Robert Wronski (Arlington, Mass.).
Brian Maloney worked eight innings to earn the win for Franklin Pierce, allowing just one hit, Spatkowski's home run, and struck out 12. Brad Monroe (Hampton Falls, N.H.) went seven innings for Southern New Hampshire, allowing seven hits and five runs while registering five strikeouts.
Southern New Hampshire returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Saint Anselm College in a 3:30 non-conference contest.