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PSU Baseball edges Keene State in Little East slugfest

PSU Baseball edges Keene State in Little East slugfest

Six-run ninth inning lifts Panthers to dramatic win

            KEENE, N.H. – The Plymouth State University baseball team scored six runs in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday afternoon to post a dramatic 11-10 come-from-behind victory over in-state rival Keene State College in a Little East Conference baseball game at the Owls Athletic Complex.

            Plymouth State's ninth-inning rally include RBI singles by sophomore Ryan Boldwin (Manchester, N.H./Trinity) and junior Nate Frederick (Worcester, Mass.), a two-run single by senior Jarek Krajewski (Cranston, R.I.), and the final two runs on a Keene State throwing error. Sophomore David Sampson (Bellingham, Mass.) retired the side in the bottom of the ninth on a flyout and a pair of strikeouts to preserve the win.

            PSU improves to 11-11 overall and 3-4 in LEC play, while Keene State drops to 10-16 overall and 3-4 in the Little East.

 

THE BASICS

NCAA College Baseball – Little East Conference

at UMass Dartmouth Baseball Stadium, Dartmouth, Mass. – Saturday, April 15, 2017

Plymouth State 11, Keene State 10

Records: Plymouth State 11-11 (3-4 LEC); UMass Dartmouth 16-11 (5-1 LEC)

 

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

* Krajewski drove in five runs for PSU, including a three-run home run in the second inning and the two-run single in the ninth.

* Frederick had three hits for the Panthers, including a double, and junior Cam Ruziak (Sterling, Mass.) had a double and a triple. Senior Eric Leitch (Lanesboro, Mass.) and sophomore Josh Goulet (Nashua, N.H.) also had two hits for PSU.

* PSU used five pitchers in the game. Senior Dallas DeFrancesco (Meriden, Conn.) picked up the win in relief, and Sampson earned his first save of the season.

* Plymouth State took a 4-1 lead in the second inning, keyed by Krajewski's first home run of the season, but the Owls tied the game with one run in the second  and two in the third. Keene State pulled away with single runs in the fifth and seventh innings and a four-run rally in the bottom of the eighth to take a 10-5 lead into the ninth.

NEXT GAME

* PSU stays in the Granite State on Thursday with a non-conference game at Rivier University (7:05 p.m.) while Keene State plays Wednesday at Westfield State (3:30 p.m.).

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