HANOVER, N.H. - A pair of career records were broken Tuesday afternoon as Dartmouth College handed Plymouth State College an 8-1 non-conference baseball defeat at Red Rolfe Field.
The victory improves Dartmouth to 19-16 on the season, while PSC drops to 10-19.
Dartmouth senior Brian Nickerson became the school's all-time hits leader with a single in the eighth inning, giving him 203 career hits. PSC junior Jeff Morgan (Laconia, N.H.), who pitched the first six innings and took the loss (2-4), struck out five to set the Panther all-time record for strikeouts. He has fanned 160 in his career, breaking the mark of 158 set by Ben DuBois from 1996-99.
The Big Green pounded out 15 hits off three Panther pitchers. Senior Joe Rockers and junior Derek Draper had three hits apiece, with two of Rockers' hits being triples. Senior Chris Miranda added two hits, including a home run, and three RBI for the hosts. Sophomore David Lopez worked a complete game, allowing one earned run while striking out seven to improve his record to 3-1.
Plymouth State managed only five hits off Lopez, including a double and two singles by sophomore Scott Hodsdon (Somersworth, N.H.). The Panthers plated their only run in the seventh inning when sophomore Matt Price (Epping, N.H.) doubled, went to third on a passed ball, and scored on an infield grounder by sophomore Jay Zinis (Manchester, N.H.)
The Panthers get right back into action Wednesday (May 2) with a non-conference doubleheader at Lyndon State (3:00 p.m.) and a single game Thursday (May 3) at Colby-Sawyer (3:00 p.m.) Dartmouth plays Wednesday at Boston College (3:00 p.m.)