PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Senior Jeff Perkins (Dunbarton, N.H.Goffstown) went 5-for-6 with a home run and four runs batted in and freshman Kyle Morrill (Auburn, N.H./Memorial) drove in five runs with three hits, including a double and a grand slam home run, Friday afternoon to lead Keene State College to a 28-11 victory over rival Plymouth State University in Little East Conference baseball action at Panther Park.
The two teams combined for 39 runs on 38 hits, including 14 for extra bases, while the fielders commited 11 errors. Keene State improves to 18-14 overall and 6-6 in the Little East, while PSU drops to 14-19 overall and 1-9 in conference play.
The Owls led 7-5 after four innings, but put the game out of reach with six runs in the fifth inning and seven more in both the sixth and eighth frames. PSU reached double digits in scoring by adding six runs in the last of the eighth.
Junior Anthony Cipolla (Glastonbury, Conn.) added to the Owls' 27-hit attack with four hits, including a home run. Sophomore Bobby Doyon (Keene, N.H.) chipped in with three doubles and three runs batted in, and freshman Cody Callahan (Seekonk, Mass.) contributed three hits, including a double, and two RBIs.
Junior Ben Sonberg (Bow, N.H.) recorded the win for the Owls, improving to 4-2 with six innings of work. He allowed five runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks, striking out eight.
Senior Josh Roberti (Cranston, R.I.) highlighted the Panther offense with a two-run home run in the third inning, the first of his 108-game career. Sophomore Bryant Lausberg (Somersworth, N.H.) added two hits and three RBIs.
Both teams play LEC home doubleheaders at 12 noon on Saturday, PSU hosting the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on Senior Day at Panther Park and KSC entertaining Western Connecticut at the Owl Baseball Stadium.
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