#6 Baseball Ends Time in Florida with 10-3 Loss to #20 Lynn as Darkness Creeps In

#6 Baseball Ends Time in Florida with 10-3 Loss to #20 Lynn as Darkness Creeps In

BOX SCORE

When and Where: March 19, 2016 – Boca Raton, Fla. (Lynn University Baseball Field)
Score:
Lynn University 10, Southern New Hampshire University 3 (F/7)
Records: Lynn 17-9, SNHU 14-2

Sophomore Sean Webster (Boston, Mass.) hit a two-run homer, but the sixth-ranked Southern New Hampshire University baseball team closed its Florida trip with a 10-3 darkness-shortened loss to No. 20 Lynn University on Saturday at the Lynn University Baseball Field.

Following a rain delay that hit just eight pitches into the contest, Lynn grabbed two runs in the bottom of the first on a two-run home run by John Silviano. The Fighting Knights doubled their lead with another two-run shot off sophomore Justin Valdespina (Garfield, N.J.) in the bottom of the second – this one off the bat of Tyler Curtis to make it 4-0.

Lynn again doubled its lead in the fifth by hanging a four-spot against the Southern New Hampshire bullpen. A one-out, pinch-hit home run by Frank Grandinette started it before Curtis' two-out RBI single up the middle stretched the lead to 6-0. An error by the Penmen extended the inning and allowed Jonathon Corbitt to smack a two-run double to left-center that ran the lead to 8-0.

SNHU jumped on the board in the sixth via an RBI double to left-center by graduate student Mike Mastroberti (Ramsey, N.J.) and then added two more in the seventh on Webster's two-out dinger to left that cut the deficit to 8-3.

A Corbitt RBI knock through the left side and Silviano's run-scoring double to left-center made it 10-3 before the game was called at the end of the seventh due to darkness.

Valdespina (3-1) allowed four runs on six hits, while striking out seven and walking just one over four innings. Senior Joe McCarthy (Nashua, N.H.) was charged with four runs – two earned – on three hits, while striking out two and walking a batter in one inning of work. Senior Ian Searles (Wareham, Mass.) worked a scoreless frame, giving up two hits, but striking out a pair. Sophomore Rob Del Signore (Londonderry, N.H.) relinquished two runs on three hits in one inning, while fanning one and walking another.

Junior Manny Cruz (Wolcott, Conn.) was 2-for-3 with a run scored, while Webster (two RBI, run), Mastroberti (RBI) and freshman Robert Fulkerson (Anaheim, Calif.; run) were all 1-for-3.

Notes:
- Webster's home run is the first of his career.
- Junior Zach Goldstein (Merrick, N.Y.) saw his seven-game hitting streak snapped as he did not reach base for the first time in 10 contests.

Up Next:
The Penmen are back in action Wednesday, March 23 (3 p.m.) when they take on crosstown-rival Saint Anselm College at Sullivan Park. The home opener for the Penmen is scheduled for Thursday, March 31 (3 p.m.) against Saint Michael's College.

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