MEDFORD, Mass. - Plymouth State College scored 12 runs in both ends of a Little East Conference baseball doubleheader Saturday, sweeping the twinbill from UMass Boston, 12-5 and 12-4, in games played at Tufts University.
The Panthers pounded out 33 hits in sweeping the doubleheader, keeping themselves alive for the LEC Tournament, which begins May 9th. PSC hops back over the .500 mark to 13-12-1 overall (3-5 in the conference), while the Beacons drop to 16-20 overall (1-8 in the LEC).
Sophomore Jeff Morgan (Laconia, NH) continued his strong season, pitching a complete-game victory in the opener to improve to 5-1. He allowed five runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five. Freshman Phil Pagan (Nashua, NH) provided much of the offense for PSC in the opener, going 3-for-5 with five RBI. Senior Josh Egan (Sharon, Mass.) and freshman Matt Tupman (Concord, NH) each added a pair of hits, with Egan driving in two.
Senior Corey Mastin (Newmarket, NH) registered his first win of the season in the nightcap, working a complete victory to move to 1-1. He surrendered four runs on five hits and three walks, while striking out three.
The Panther bats pounded out 21 hits in the nightcap. Pagan, Tupman, Jason Freeman (Manhasset, NY) and Dakota Smith (Rochester, NH) each recorded three hits, and Mastin and freshman Jason Wood (Dover, NH) contributed a pair.
The Panthers return to action Sunday (4/30) with a non-conference doubleheader at home against Lyndon State (1 p.m.).
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