PSU Baseball splits season opener with Saint Lawrence

PSU Baseball splits season opener with Saint Lawrence

Panthers win first game behind Arsenault, drop nightcap

            FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Plymouth State University baseball team split its first two games of the season Sunday in the Gene Cusic Classic, defeating Saint Lawrence University 13-4 in the opening affair and falling to the Saints, 19-6 in the nightcap.

            The Panthers scored 13 runs on 11 hits in the first game, jumping out to a 9-1 lead after three innings. Junior Paul Reny (South Portland, Maine) led the office with three hits, including a pair of triples, and recorded a career-high five runs batted in. Juniors Dave Hall (Groton, Conn.) and Justin Walsh (Goffstown, N.H.) collected two hits apiece and sophomore Jarek Krajewski (Cranston, R.I.) drove in three runs.

            Sophomore right-hander Curtis Arsenault (Berlin, N.H.) had a strong performance to win his first start of the season, working six innings and allowing just two unearned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out five.

            Saint Lawrence erupted for 18 hits off four PSU pitchers in the second game. Senior Cody Gilchrist (Tyngsboro, Mass.) started and took the loss after not getting out of the third inning. The offense managed just four singles in the game, scoring five runs in the seventh inning without a hit.

            PSU, 1-1, will play another doubleheader in Fort Myers on Monday against Skidmore College, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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