College Sports Roundup: Franklin Pierce baseball squad splits doubleheader with Bentley
Nashua's Kevin McGowan earned the win in the 8-2 victory. He allowed seven hits and struck out five in eight innings and improved his record to 4-0. Franklin Pierce, ranked 19th nationally in Division II, is now 23-11 overall, and 6-2 in the Northeast-10.
Dartmouth 2/11, Brown 0/3: At Hanover, senior Cole Sulser threw a three-hit shutout in the opener and freshman Joe Purritano had six hits in the two games, including two homers and a triple while driving in five runs in the nightcap, to lead Dartmouth to a doubleheader sweep. Sophomore Matt Parisi was 5-for-5 with three doubles in the second game for the Big Green (20-6, 6-4 Ivy) as Brown fell to 3-22 on the season and 1-9 in Ivy League play.
UMass-Dartmouth 6/9, Plymouth State 4/3: At Plymouth, the Panthers dropped a Little East Conference doubleheader to the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. The first game began two hours late because of wet field conditions. The nightcap was shortened to six innings because of darkness.
Dartmouth 5/10, Brown 1/0: At Hanover, sophomore left-hander Kristen Rumley pitched a pair of one-hitters and added a first-game home run to lead the Big Green to a sweep. Rumley struck out seven in the first game and picked up her 14th and 15th wins of the season.
The Big Green improved to 16-17 overall and 6-4 in the Ivy League. Brown fell to 7-20 and 1-9. Dartmouth collected 12 hits in the five-inning second game and Hillary Hubert went three-for-four to lead the way.
SNHU 3/7, Stonehill 1/9: At Manchester, Ali Maloof struck out five for a complete-game win in the opener, but the Skyhawks outlasted the Penmen in the nightcap. SNHU is 14-9 and Stonehill is 19-18. Cara Daly knocked in two of Stonehill's runs with a homer in the first game and freshman Lindsey Bolduc of Londonderry scored the third on a Kelsa Cheney single.
Kate Stanley had a pair of home runs and Daly and Cristy Jenkins of Hudson also homered for SNHU in the second game. Maloof contributed a triple. Dolores Mattice took the pitching loss for SNHU. The teams play another doubleheader today at SNHU, starting at noon.
Franklin Pierce 5/0 Bentley 2/2: At Waltham, Mass., the Ravens ended a seven-game losing streak by winning the first half of a doubleheader. Franklin Pierce moved its record to 4-19 overall and 2-14 in the Northeast-10, including a 1-9 mark in the Northeast Division. Bentley is now 9-21 overall and 5-13 in the league (2-8 NE Division).
Plymouth State 1/2, Eastern Conn. 8/1: At Plymouth, sophomore Whitney Roberts allowed one run on four hits as the Panthers edged Eastern Connecticut State University, 2-1, in the nightcap of a Little East Conference doubleheader. PSU's record is 16-11 overall and 3-3 in the Little East.
Keene State 17, Rhode Island College 5: At Keene, senior Lauren Brown had four goals and an assist and junior Eliza Witherbee had three goals and two assists to lead the Owls to their fifth straight win. Keene State is 7-5 overall and 2-1 in the Little East Conference.
Stony Brook 16, UNH 6: At Durham, Amber Casiano and Laura Puccia (Fairport, N.Y.) scored two goals each but they weren't enough against No. 10-ranked Stony Brook on Senior Day. Stony Brook scored the first 10 goals of the game and led 12-2 at halftime. Laura McHoul added a goal and an assist and Kathleen O'Keefe made eight saves for UNH.
Molloy 15, SNHU 7: At Oceanside, N,Y., Molloy scored four straight goals early in the second half to break open a close game and take a 10-3 lead. Jenna Crupi and Ellie Morin scored two goals each for SNHU and Lindsay Bucknam of Bow, Alexa Allen and Adrianna Frattasio each had a goal.
Dartmouth 10, Princeton 9: At Hanover, freshman Cam Lee scored with 4:40 left to give Dartmouth its first lead and cap a comeback and upset of the No.-9 ranked Tigers. Dartmouth rallied from an 8-5 third-period decifit and improved to 3-8 overall and 1-3 in the Ivy League. Princeton fell to 7-4 and 2-2. Bernie Susskind stopped 10 shots for his first career Ivy win and Dartmouth became the first team this year to hold Princeton under 10 goals.
LeMoyne 23, Franklin Pierce 2: At Syracuse, the Ravens were outscored 11-0 in the second quarter by the No. 6 Dolphins.
Franklin Pierce dropped to 4-6 overall and 3-5 in the Northeast-10. LeMoyne improved to 9-2 and 6-2.
Baxter Sukdolak and Shane Mallen scored the Franklin Pierce goals and Casey Burnett of Windham had an assist. Goalie Don Denman of Exeter had 10 saves for the Ravens.
SNHU 9, St. Rose 5: At Albany, N.Y., Taylor Warden scored three goals and SNHU outscored St. Rose 5-2 in the second half of this Northeast-10 contest. The Penmen are now 5-7 overall and 5-3 in league play. The Golden Knights fell to 3-9 and 3-5 in the conference.
Bentley 5, SNHU 4: At Waltham, Mass., Mitch Dobek, Juan Arango-Campo and Mike Wallace posted singles victories for the Penmen, who finished the regular season with a 12-7 record overall and a 7-2 record in the Northeast-10.
Franklin Pierce 4th, 3rd: At Lowell, Mass., the Franklin Pierce University women's rowing team finished fourth in the varsity eight boat and third in the varsity four at the UMass-Lowell race. Natasha Pastor of Fitzwilliam rowed in both the eight and four races.