NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Plymouth State University baseball team rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Colby-Sawyer College Thursday, 4-3, on a brisk and windy afternoon at Kelsey Field.
The Panthers trailed 3-0 after four innings, but got on the board with two runs in the fifth and added solo runs in the seventh and eighth innings to pull out the win. Plymouth State improves to 2-14 overall, while the Chargers pull even at 10-10.
The Chargers took a 2-0 advantage in their first at-bat when senior Chris Hartery (Billerica, Mass.) connected on his fourth home run of the season. He drove in junior Matt Corvo (Newtown, Pa.) who led off with a walk. Hartery moved into sixth place on the Colby-Sawyer all-time list for career home runs with 12.
Colby-Sawyer increased its lead in the home half of the fourth on a RBI ground out by freshman Cameron Knight (Cambridge, Mass.).
Freshman Steve Beard (Middleton, Mass.) led off the PSU fifth inning with a walk and was knocked in on a double by sophomore Joe Eramo (Shirley, Mass.). After Eramo reached third on a fly out, junior Matt Koban (Bradford, N.H.) successfully completed a squeeze play to knock in Plymouth State’s second run.
The Panthers evened the score in the top of the seventh on a sacrifice fly by sophomore Marcus Joyce (Scituate, Mass.). In the eighth inning, freshman Brendan Cosgrove (Merrimack, N.H.) led off with a walk, went to second on a balk and then he advanced to third on a groundout. With two outs, a fastball got away from the Colby-Sawyer catcher and Cosgrove scampered home with the go-ahead run.
PSU junior lefthander Bryant Lausberg (Somersworth, N.H.) shut down the Chargers in the bottom of the eighth and ninth to earn a complete game victory.
The Chargers will host two tough TCCC opponents this weekend when they welcome Curry to Kelsey Field on Saturday and Western New England on Sunday. Plymouth State plays a Little Easty Conference doubleheader Saturday at Rhode Island College.
(Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information)
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