PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State College's baseball team extended its winning streak to five games Sunday with a non-conference doubleheader sweep over Lyndon State College.
The Panthers needed only five innings to win both ends of the twinbill, 16-5 and 12-2. Both games were stopped due to the 10-run rule.
The victories improve PSC to 15-12-1 overall heading into the final week of the regular season, while Lyndon State dropped to 3-17. Plymouth State has a tough week ahead with six Little East Conference games in six days, although five are at Panther Field (one at Keene State Tuesday, one at home vs. Keene State Wednesday, two at home vs. Southern Maine Saturday and two at home vs. Western Connecticut Sunday).
Lyndon State made the first game interesting, taking a 5-2 lead in the third inning. Jared Carlson drove in all five runs, three on a second-inning home run and two on a third-inning double. But PSC rallied with one in the third and two in the fourth before ending the game with 11 runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Josh Egan (Sharon, Mass.) and Jay Zinis (Manchester, NH-West) each hit home runs for PSC, Zinis' ending the game in the fifth inning. Zinis drove in four runs, Corey Mastin (Newmarket, NH) knocked in three, and Egan, Jason Freeman (Manhasset, NY) and Phil Pagan (Nashua, NH) all batted in a pair.
PSC put the nightcap away early, scoring seven times in the first inning and three more times in the second. Freshman Matt Tupman (Concord, NH) led another 12-hit Panther attack with two doubles and two singles. Egan blasted another home run, his fifth of the season, and Zinis went 2-for-2 with a double, triple, two walks and three runs scored.
Sophomore Nate Provencher (Wilton, NH) worked the five-inning complete game in the nightcap to improve his record to 3-1.
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