PSC wallops N.E. College
PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State College banged out 21 hits and scored 22 runs Thursday, recording a 22-0 non-conference baseball victory over New England College at Panther Field.
The offensive outburst overshadowed a strong pitching performance from PSC freshman Brad Wilby (Haddonfield, N.J.), who earned his first victory with a complete-game performance. He allowed only four hits and one walk while striking out eight, improving his record to 1-1.
The win improved PSC to 6-17 overall, while NEC dropped to 3-13. The verdict spoiled the return to Plymouth for NEC head coach Dave Anderson, who served the last 14 years as a PSC assistant.
Sophomore Sy Tebbetts (Hollis, N.H.) led the Panther attack with five RBI, four coming on a fourth inning grand slam. Freshman Jason Morgan (Laconia, N.H.) came off the bench to go 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI, and sophomore Rob Burr (Concord, N.H.) went 3-for-6 with three RBI and four runs scored.
Other solid contributors to the 22-run performance were senior Dakota Smith (Rochester, N.H.), who had three hits and scored twice, and sophomore Jay Zinis (Manchester, N.H.), who went 2-for-5 with a double and four runs scored.
Half of PSC's runs were unearned as the Pilgrims committed a whopping 12 errors.
PSC hits the road for three games in the next two days, playing a non-conference make-up game Friday (Apr. 27) at Saint Michael's College (3 p.m.) and a Little East Conference doubleheader Saturday (Apr. 28) at Western Connecticut (12 p.m.). NEC returns home to host Daniel Webster Friday (Apr. 27) in a make-up game (3 p.m.).