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College Sports Roundup: Keene State baseball team tops Plymouth State
Keene State improved to 17-16 overall and 7-3 in the Little East, while PSU fell to 16-16 overall and 3-7 in conference play.
In the Keene fifth, junior Andrew Gummow walked, sophomore Ian Seawards (Dover) doubled, and Dootson brought them both home with a double to right. Dootson later scored on a fielder's choice ground ball. Freshman Cody Dube picked up the win in relief, allowing one unearned run on two hits and three walks, striking out four.
Daniel Webster 8, Southern Vermont 3: At Nashua, senior Greg Dubela of Stratham allowed three hits and one earned run in his six innings for the win and became the first pitcher in Daniel Webster history to start a season 6-0. The Eagles improved to 20-7 overall and 13-2 in the NECC and reached the 20-win mark for the fourth straight season under coach J.P. Pyne.
Darrik Marstaller of Spofford had a two-run triple for the winners, knocking in three on the day, Kyle Brigham of Hudson added two hits, including a RBI double, and Elliot Kilgore of Milford had two hits and an RBI.
Mercy 13, St. Anselm 12: At Manchester, Andrew Messner scored four goals and added an assist for the Hawks, but they came up short against Mercy. St. Anselm dropped to 4-9 and Mercy went to 9-4.
Holy Cross 11, Dartmouth 10: At Worcester, Mass., down 15-10 enterng the fourth period, the Big Green rallied but could not catch the Crusaders. Dartmouth dropped to 3-10 overall and lost to Holy Cross for the second time in the 32-game history of the series. Holy Cross is 7-8. Brendan Rotanz had three goals for Dartmouth and goalie Bernie Susskind made 11 saves.
Stonehill 16, St. Anselm 15: At Manchester, the Skyhawks rallied late to overtake the Hawks and stave off an upset. St. Anselm fell to 9-6 overall and 6-5 in the Northeast-10. Stonehill improved to 12-5 and 10-2.
Southern New Hampshire 16, Franklin Pierce 6: At Rindge, sophomore Emily King scored six goals and junior Ellie Morin had three goals and six assists to lead the Penmen. Senior Ashley Lamagdeleine and freshman Lauren Beville had two goals each for the Penmen. SNHU improved to 6-10 overall and 5-6 in the Northeast-10. Franklin Pierce is 3-10 and 2-8.
Freshman Maria Ploof had nine saves for SNHU. Sophomore Julia Coakley had four saves and the Ravens and junior Jacqueline Jones played the second half and had two.
SNHU 4-6, St. Michael's 0-0: At Colchester, Vt., the Penmen swept a doubleheader to improve to 26-12 overall and 16-6 in the conference in the Northeast-10. Ali Maloof allowed two hits struck out six strikeouts for the win in the first game and Dolores Mattice gave up six hits and struck out four for the shutout in the second.
Keene State 4-2, Middlebury 3-0: At Keene, the Owls scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning and held on for the win in the opener and sophomore Katie Newell pitched a three-hitter in the nightcap. The Owls improved to 18-11.
Freshman pitcher Mariah Crisp of Greenland allowed four hits and improved her record to 14-3.
Lyndon State 5, New England College 1: At Henniker, Lyndon State's Katie Davis of North Haverill allowed four hits to shut down the Pilgrims and the Hornets advanced to the North Atlantic Conference semifinals with the win. NEC closes its season at 17-16.
Lyndon State is 10-21 and plays Castleton State in the semifinals at top-seeded Husson on Saturday.
SNHU teams to NCAAs: The Southern New Hampshire men's and women's tennis teams are headed to the NCAA Division II Tennis Championships. The men earned their third straight bid to the tournament as a No. 7 seed and will face No. 2 seed NYIT in a match at Merrimack College on Monday.
The women earned their fifth-straight bid after winning their fourth straight regular season NE-10 title. They are the No. 7 seed in the East and will take on Concordia in a match at Queens (N.Y.) on Saturday.