PSU Baseball drops LEC pair to UMass Boston

Wilson strong on the mound again for Panthers

            BROCKTON, Mass. – Sophomore lefties Kyle Szatrowski (Agawam, Mass.) and Patrick Austin (Torrington,Conn.) tossed a pair of two-hit shutouts Saturday afternoon as the University of Massachusetts Boston swept a Little East Conference baseball doubleheader from Plymouth State University, 12-0 and 1-0, at Campanelli Stadium.

            Szatrowski allowed just two hits, a walk and a hit-batter while striking out five in the opener, which was called after seven innings due to the mercy rule.  Austin surrendered two hits and no walks while fanning four in the nine-inning nightcap. No Panthers reached base off Austin through one out in the eighth inning before freshman Dave Hall (Groton, Conn.) singled to right center to break up the perfect game. UMB improves to 15-17 overall and 7-5 in the LEC.

            PSU senior Rew Wilson (Niantic, Conn.) pitched well in the second-game but suffered a tough-luck loss.  He pitched eight innings and gave up just one run on four hits, a walk and three hit-batters while striking out five. The Panthers slipped to 17-18 overall and 3-9 in the Little East.

            The PSU hitters managed just four singles on the day, one each by Hall and senior Dave Tammaro (Cheshire, Conn.) in the first game and junior Brandon Cox (Nashua, N.H.) and sophomore Dan Armstrong (Danville, N.H.) in the second.

            The Beacons put two runs on the board in the second inning of the opener, tacked on single runs in the third and fourth innings before putting the game away with a seven-run fifth inning.  The only run of the second game was scored by the first two UMB batters in the first inning, as junior Jose Pena (Boston, Mass.) was hit by a pitch to lead off and then scored on a double by senior Matt Consiglio (Southbury, Conn.)

            Plymouth State is back on the diamond Sunday with a non-conference doubleheader at Colby College. 

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