March 30, 2002
Owl Baseball Swept By Western CT 7-1 And 10-7
|DANBURY, CT 3/30/02 - The Keene State
College baseball team began its Little East Conference schedule on
a down note losing two games, 7-1 and 10-7 to Western Connecticut
State University, Saturday in Danbury.|
Carl Rivers tossed a complete game three-hitter with 12 strikeouts to lead the Colonials to the win in the first game.
Keene State's only run came in the first inning when John Trubiano (Keene, NH), who had two hits in the game, led off with a triple and came home on a fielder's choice out.
Taking a 2-1 lead in the fourth, WCSU added a single run in the fifth and three more in the sixth inning.
Starter Buzzy Francis (Bedford, NH) gave up six runs and five hits in his 5.2 innings on the mound. He is now 3-2 on the season.
KSC fell behind 5-0 after two innings and never recovered in the second game.
The Owls got two runs back in the fifth highlighted by a RBI single by Trubiano.
Trailing 9-2, KSC scored three runs in the seventh on run producing hits by Ben Tyer (Lee, MA.) and Josh Coughlin (Keene, NH). Tyer added a two-run double in the eighth inning. Tyer and Trubiano each had two hits in the second game.
Corey Hartson (Merrimack, NH), (0-1) took the loss for KSC. He gave up five runs innings with two strikeouts and two walks.
Chris Sudano who went three-for-four with a home run and four RBIs led Western CT's 14 hit attack. His two-run homer came in the second inning.
Keene State (5-8, 0-2 LEC) will be at Fitchburg State on Tuesday (5: 30 p.m.)
Western CT improves to 6-8 (2-0 LEC).