GORHAM, Maine - The Plymouth State University baseball team dropped a Little East Conference doubleheader at perennial powerhouse University of Southern Maine Saturday afternoon, losing the opener, 6-2, and the nightcap, 11-8.
Southern Maine scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning of the first game, and that ended up as all the Huskies would need. PSU tallied five runs in the third inning of the second game to take a 5-1 lead, but USM evened the score in the bottom half of the inning and then put the game away with six runs in the last of the sixth inning.
The Huskies extended their winning streak to eight games, upping their record to 17-6 overall and 6-2 in the Little East. Plymouth State fell to 8-15 overall and 3-6 in the conference.
Plymouth State scored both of their runs in the first game via the long ball. Senior Josh Labossiere (Lincoln, R.I.) hit his second home run of the season in the third inning and classmate Craig Carpenter (Nashua H.S.) smacked his third of the season in the sixth.
Carpenter and juniors Brandon Hodge (Bradford, Vt.) and John Pogorzelski (Hillsborough, N.J.) collected two hits apiece to lead PSU in the nightcap. Hodge reached base four times with a walk, a hit by pitch, a double and an eighth-inning two-run single.
Both teams are back in action with LEC single games on Sunday. USM visits UMass Boston for a 1:00 p.m. game, and PSU hosts Keene State in a 2:00 p.m. contest. The game was scheduled for Keene but was moved to Plymouth due to field conditions.
(Courtesy of Southern Maine Sports Information)
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