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PSC earns split with Trinity (Conn.)

FT. MYERS, Fla. - Plymouth State College's baseball team continued its hot hitting Thursday and earned a doubleheader split against Trinity College on the fourth day of competition in the annual Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic.

The Panthers opened the day with a 10-run first inning en route to an 18-13 victory in the first game, but the Bantams overcame a 5-0 deficit to capture the nightcap, 7-6. PSC is now 3-5 on the spring trip, while Trinity is now 6-2.

PSC scored 18 runs on 19 hits in the opener, helping senior Jeff Morgan (Laconia, N.H.) to his second pitching victory in as many starts. Junior Matt Price (Epping, N.H.) led the offensive attack for PSC with four hits, including a pair of doubles, and five RBI. Junior Matt Salokangas (New Ipswich, N.H.) smacked two home runs, his first two of the season, and junior Jay Zinis (Manchester, N.H./West) hit his third round-tripper of the season, one of his two hits. Senior Jon Albertini (Franklin, Mass.) added four hits and three RBI, and freshman Derek Guimond (Lewiston, Maine) chipped in with three hits.

Trailing 5-0 after the top of the first, the Bantams countered with three runs in the bottom of the first, one in the third, and three more in the fifth. Senior Nate Provencher (Wilton, N.H.) suffered the mound loss for the Panthers, evening his record at 1-1. Zinis, Price and Salokangas all continued to produce at the plate for PSC, as they all hit home runs in the nightcap.

The Panthers conclude the week with a twinbill Friday against Coe College (Iowa).