Eagles Drop Doubleheader Opener To Emerson
Lakeland, Fla. - The Daniel Webster College baseball team opened
the 2009 season today with a pair of one run losses to former GNAC
rival Emerson College. The Eagles dropped game one in extra innings
by a score of 7-6, before falling 5-4 in the nightcap.
Game one saw the Eagles start out fast start plating two runs in the first inning without the benefit of a hit. Kory Kiro (Goffstown, N.H.) pushed in the first run being the fourth Eagle in the first inning to be hit by a pitch. Later that inning Zach Cantor (Windham, Maine) flied out to right scoring Rob Leary (Litchfield, N.H.) from third. Daniel Webster increased their lead to three runs in the second inning when Tyler Calkin (Brookline, N.H.) scored on a two-out double by Chris McKenzie (Burlington, MA) to the center field wall.
The Eagles eventually were able to increase their lead to 5-2 before a sixth inning rally by the Lions put them ahead 6-5.
In the top of the seventh, the Eagles would not go quietly, as Trevor Duggleby (Nashua, N.H.) notched a one out RBI single to left that scored McKenzie from second to tie it.
One inning later Emerson's Brian Kitson would hit a one out
bases loaded single to score the winning run.
Calkin (0-1) took the loss for the Eagles. Six different players for Daniel Webster had one hit.
In the nightcap, the Eagles again jumped out to an early lead thanks to a two-out double from Peter Plansky (Litchfield, N.H.) that scored Chuck Manning (Riverside, R.I.) from first.
But Emerson's offense applied pressure on Daniel Webster all game long as they were able to tack on runs in the third, fourth and fifth.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Eagles again tried rallying from a deficit as they were able to push across two, thanks to RBI's from Plansky (3-3, 2 RBI) and fellow freshman Nate Marshall (Groveton, N.H.).
Trailing by two in the seventh, the Eagles pushed one across but left the tying run on second.
Nick Michaud (Windsor Locks, Conn.) took the loss (0-1) going five innings allowing five runs. Joe Tamulonis (Linwood, N.H.) added two innings of scoreless relief.