Eagles Fall Short In Wild One With New England College, 7-6
Nashua - The Daniel Webster College baseball team dropped a wild
7-6 decision to visiting New England College Wednesday afternoon at
Harvey Woods Field as the teams combined for 30 hits with each
registering 15 on the afternoon.
Chris McKenzie (Burlington, Mass.) and Kenny Martin (Brockton, Mass.) each led the Eagles (2-15) with three hits including a double and scored a run while Joe Tamulonis (Woodstock, N.H.) went 3 for 4 with a double.
Nick Michaud (Windsor Locks, Conn.) chipped in with a two-run single in the first for DWC, while Peter Plansky (Litchfield, N.H.) added two hits including a run-scoring single in the fourth.
Matt Shaughnessy led the Pilgrims (6-11) going 2 for 4 with a three-run homer in the third, and scored twice. Dan Pratt added a 3 for 5 day with a double and a run-scoring single in the top of the eighth that proved to be the difference.
Chris Gagne ripped two triples and had one RBI for NEC, while Bryan Martell had two hits including a double.
Aaron Loring earned the win (1-0) shutting down the Eagles over the final six innings of relief in place of starter Adam Climo. Loring allowed seven hits but just one unearned run, striking out six and walking one.
Trevor Duggleby (Nashua, N.H.) took the loss.
The Eagles scored four times in the first keyed by Michaud's two-run single and run-scoring doubles from Martin and Plansky.
Kevin Bray (Willow Grove, Penn.) answered with an RBI double in the second for a 4-1 game and the Pilgrims rallied with four in the top of the third thanks to Shaughnessy's three-run job and a Chris Biskup single that scored Martell for a 5-4 lead.
Plansky singled home Kory Kiro (Goffstown, N.H.) in the bottom of the third to tie it at five as the Eagles were aided by two errors.
NEC went ahead 6-5 in the seventh as Shaughnessy walked and scored on a Gagne one-out triple. Pratt would then push Jimmy Lauzon across with an eighth inning single for a 7-5 game.
McKenzie would later score in the bottom of the eighth on an error for the 7-6 final.
The Eagles return to action Thursday as they visit St. Joseph's, Maine for a 5:00 p.m. matchup.