When and Where: April 23, 2019 – Hooksett, N.H. (Penmen Field)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 2, Bentley University 0
Records: SNHU 29-10 (15-5 NE10, 10-3 NE10 NE), Bentley 14-19 (11-8 NE10, 8-5 NE10 NE)
Graduate student Jake Walkinshaw (Seymour, Conn.) hurled a complete-game shutout, and redshirt-junior Joshua Goldstein (Haverhill, Mass.) homered, to lead the 15th-ranked Southern New Hampshire University baseball team to a 2-0 victory against Bentley University on Tuesday at Penmen Field.
- Walkinshaw allowed just three hits, while striking out six and walking two, over nine innings.
- Goldstein went 2-for-3 with a home run, double, RBI and run scored.
- Sophomore Idelson Taveras (Lawrence, Mass.) was also 2-for-3 and scored a run.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Goldstein put Southern New Hampshire in front, 1-0, with one out in the bottom of the third when he belted a solo shot to left.
- The Penmen threatened again in the fifth when Goldstein led off with the a double to the gap in right-center and moved to third on a grounder to the right side, but a fly out to center ended the inning.
- SNHU doubled its lead in the eighth, as three straight singles from Taveras, junior Tom Blandini (Bow, N.H.) and redshirt-sophomore Marcus Chavez (Queens, N.Y.) loaded the bases to begin the frame. Sophomore Sam Henrie (Middleboro, Mass.) added the insurance run with a sacrifice fly to center, before the Penmen had a runner cut down at the plate on a fielder's choice grounder and would leave a pair.
- It would not matter, as Walkinshaw fired his fifth 1-2-3 inning of the game in the top of the ninth.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Blandini went 1-for-3 with a walk.
- Chavez was 1-for-4.
- Henrie finished 0-for-2 with a walk and an RBI.
- Southern New Hampshire snaps a two-game skid, as it salvages the final game of the series with Bentley.
- The Penmen are now 13-3 over their last 16 against the Falcons.
- SNHU improves to 10-3 at home this season and betters its record to 85-20 (.810) at Penmen Field since the start of the 2014 season.
- Walkinshaw became the sixth SNHU pitcher ever to throw 200 innings after he completed the second and ended his day at 207 for his career. Walkinshaw, who is also seventh all-time in strikeouts, moved to within six wins of matching Alex Person's all-time victories record.
- Goldstein's home run was his second of the season and of his career.
- The Penmen return to action Wednesday, April 24 (3:30 p.m.) when they take on Saint Michael's College.
- SNHU returns home Tuesday, April 30 (6 p.m.) when it plays host to in-state rival Franklin Pierce University at Penmen Field.
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