STANDISH, Maine - The Plymouth State University baseball team saw its losing streak reach nine games Sunday afternoon with a pair of non-conference losses to Saint Joseph's College, 7-1 and 12-0.
The Monks scored five runs in the second inning of the opener off Panther freshman Kalen Kangas (Claremont, N.H.), two coming on a double by sophomore Ben Muniz (Readfield, Maine). SJC added two more runs in the fourth on another two-run double by Muniz, who finished the game 4-for-4 with four RBI.
The Panthers, who had only four hits in the opener off junior Greg Kimball (Lebanon, Maine), plated their only run in the fourth when sophomore Scott Begalle (Rumney, N.H.) reached on an error and came around to score later in the inning on an infield groundout.
Freshman Dylan Mullin (Derry, N.H.) got PSU's first of three hits in the nightcap in the fifth inning, but was erased on a double play. Freshmen Nick Jaskolka (Manchester, N.H./Memorial) and Mike Dockx (Manchester, N.H./West) added one-out singles in the seventh, but were stranded as the Panthers were blanked for the fourth time this season.
The Monks scored three times in the second inning, and put the game away with eight runs in the fourth. Freshman Tim Conway (Bedford, N.H./West) started for PSU and took the loss.
PSU, 1-13 overall, is slated to face rival Keene State in a Little East Conference game on Wednesday in Keene (3:00 p.m.), weather and field conditions permitting. SJC, 5-13, is scheduled to play Monday at Salem State (3:30 p.m.).
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