'New London, N.H. - The Keene State College baseball team scored five times in the first three innings of an 8-3 road victory over Colby-Sawyer College at the Kelsey Athletic Fields.
The Owls improve to 10-9, while the Chargers fall to 7-13.
Starting pitcher Mike Corsano (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) allowed two runs, scattered seven hits, and struck out six Chargers in eight innings to pick up his first win of the season. Corsano was supported by an offense, which collected 15 hits and was led by Jeremy Schilling (Centerville, Mass.) who was five-for-five with a pair of doubles.
Justin Hickman (Mont Vernon, N.H.) went three-for-five for the Owls and teammates Pat Austin (Wallinford, Conn.) and Bill Green (Montgomery, N.Y.) had two hits apiece.
Colby-Sawyer's Kevan Donovan (Nashua, N.H.) went two-for-four with a double and Justin Litchfield (Marshfield, Mass.) recorded two doubles.
After the first batter of the game was retired, Keene State had four straight hits en route to a two-run first inning. Mike Masseur (Warwick, R.I.) doubled down the right field line, moved to third on a base hit by Hickman, and came home on a single from Green. Schilling then doubled to drive in Green.
Hickman had an RBI single in the second and the Owls added two more runs in the third on a squeeze bunt by Tim Kendrick (Middletown, R.I.) and a sacrifice fly off the bat of John Grainger (Keene, N.H.).
Keene State tacked on three insurance runs over the last three innings and the Chargers added one in the ninth on a sacrifice fly from Chris Ames (Franklin, N.H.).
KSC travels to the University of Southern Maine for a Little East Conference doubleheader (12:00 p.m.).
(Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer College)