Panthers suffer non-conference loss to Eagles
NASHUA, N.H. – Junior right-hander Zack Hurley pitched eight solid innings Wednesday afternoon, allowing one earned run on five hits and struck out six as the Daniel Webster College baseball team defeated Plymouth State University, 6-2, at Harvey Woods Field.
The Eagles downed Plymouth State for the first time 17 years and for only the second time in program history. Hurley (3-3), who has now struck out six in each of his last three outings, allowed just two extra base hits and walked one as the Eagles ended a six-game losing streak against the Panthers that dated back to April 26, 1995.
Elliot Kilgore led the Eagles (17-12) going 3-for-4 at leadoff and knocked in three runs, while Darrik Marstaller, Kyle Brigham, and Josh Chasse knocked in a run apiece.
Senior Luke Merrill had a pair of hits for the Panthers (12-16), while Tucker Regan and Mike Cappiello each knocked in runs. Freshman Robbie Greenleaf took the loss, allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits in 4 1/3 innings, striking out two.
DWC, which won for the 11th time in its last 13, struck for two in the bottom of the third as Kilgore singled in Rich Lizotte. Kilgore would later move to second on a wild pitch and score on a Brigham two-out single.
The Eagles would tack on two unearned runs in the fourth keyed by a Panther infield error. Chasse beat out a tapper to the mound that scored Erick Bordeau from third, and Lizotte, who had reached on the error, would come home on a Kilgore double.
PSU got on the board in the sixth as junior Steve Beard led off with a triple and scored on a Regan sac fly, and Cappiello followed with a RBI double in the eighth to score Beard. But the Eagles iced it in the bottom of the eighth as Bordeau was hit, Lizotte walked, and Chasse laid down another nifty sac bunt to move the runners up. Kilgore would follow with a deep sac fly to left to plate Bordeau and Marstaller followed with a rope to left to score Lizotte.
The Eagles return to action on Saturday as they visit Saint Joseph's of Maine at 4:00 p.m. PSU visits Southern Maine on Saturday for a Little East doubleheader at noon.
(Courtesy of Daniel Webster Sports Information)
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