PSU Baseball bats fall silent

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Plymouth State University baseball team managed only three runs and eight hits Friday and dropped its final two games in the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic during the team's spring trip to Florida.

The Panthers dropped the first game Friday morning to the University of the South (a.k.a. Sewanee), 6-0, and lost the second game to Washington & Jefferson College (Pa.), 9-3, to end up the week at 1-9. Sewanee improved to 8-15 on the season and W&J is now 4-6.

Sewanee junior Lane Shackleton (Atlanta, Ga.) limited PSU to three hits in the opener, and sophomore Eric Pedersen (Matthews, N.C.) drove in three runs to pace the Tigers. Sophomore Scott Begalle (Rumney, N.H.) had two of PSU's three hits, including a double, and senior righthander Steve Libera (Cromwell, Conn.) allowed five runs in four innings and took the loss.

Freshman Joe Annese (Winchester, Mass.) had a pair of singles and an RBI for PSU in the loss to Washington & Jefferson, but the Panthers could score only three runs and went down to defeat. Freshman Kalen Kangas (Claremont, N.H.) pitched the first three innings and suffered his first loss of the season.

Plymouth State returns to New England and prepares for the Little East Conference opener, which is next Saturday, Apr. 3, with a doubleheader at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (12 noon).

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