Panthers edge St. Michael's in 11 innings

WINOOSKI, Vt. - Plymouth State College needed extra innings Friday to defeat Saint Michael's College, 9-8, in a non-conference college baseball make-up game.

The Purple Knights plated two runs in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extra innings, but PSC scored one in the top of the 11th inning to take a 9-8 lead. Junior Jeff Morgan (Laconia, N.H.), who came on to pitch for PSC with one out in the 10th, held St. Michael's scoreless in the bottom of the 11th and registered the win (2-4).

The victory was the third in a row for PSC and fifth in the last seven outings. The Panthers, who are in the middle of a string of eight games in six days, improve to 7-17, while SMC is now 12-7.

Sophomore Matt Salokangas (New Ipswich, N.H.) led the Panthers with a pair of triple and three runs batted in. Classmate Rob Burr (Concord, N.H.) was 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and two RBI.

Dan Doherty had four hits for the hosts and scored two runs. PSC travels from Vermont to Connecticut for a Little East Conference doubleheader Saturday (Apr. 28) at Western Connecticut State Univ. (12 p.m.). The Panthers then return to New Hampshire for a non-conference twinbill Sunday (Apr. 29) against Castleton State (1 p.m.)