Eagles Drop Twinbill To Elms
Nashua - The Daniel Webster College baseball team dropped a NECC
doubleheader to visiting Elms College, 11-3 and 16-10 Saturday
afternoon at Harvey Woods Field.
The losses dropped the Eagles to 5-24 overall (4-6 NECC) eliminating them from post-season contention after Mitchell College's sweep of Newbury College earlier in the day.
In the opener, Kory Kiro (Goffstown, N.H.), Peter Plansky (Litchfield, N.H.), Joe Tamulonis (Woodstock, N.H.) and Chris McKenzie (Burlington, Mass.) had the hits for the Eagles. Kiro, Charles Mannning (Riverside, R.I.) and Tyler Calkin (Hollis, N.H.) knocked in single runs.
Nick Michaud took the loss (1-7).
Brendan Cordeiro and Nicolini Iavicoli led the Blazers (15-15, 7-3 NECC) with three hits and two RBI while Zach Cerra belted a three-run homer as part of a five-run third that broke open a 2-2 game.
Zach LeBarron earned the win on the mound (3-2), allowing three runs on four hits, striking out nine and walking nine.
In the nightcap, Kiro led the Eagle attack with a two-run triple in the fourth and a two-run double in the sixth, while Plansky and Zach Cantor (Windham, Maine) had two-run doubles in the third.
McKenzie added a RBI triple in the sixth while Tamulonis went 3 for 3 scoring three times.
Justin Jacobs exploded for seven RBI for Elms, going 4 for 6 including a three-run double in the first, a run-scoring double in the second, a two-run double in the third and a run-scoring single in the fifth.
Elms took control early, plating six runs in the first, one in the second and five in the fifth and closed the game out with a run in the fifth and three in the seventh.
The Eagles added four runs in the third and sixth and two runs in the fourth.
Hector Roche (Bronx, N.Y.) added two hits and two RBI for the Blazers, while Cerra added his second round tripper of the day, a solo shot in the seventh.
Matt Wood (Feeding Hills, Mass.) took the win (4-2), allowing 10 runs (five earned) on seven hits over five-plus innings, striking out nine and walking four.
Eagle starter T.J. Fotiathis (Granby, Ct.) took the loss (0-4).
The Eagles close their 2009 home slate Sunday afternoon hosting cross-town rival Rivier College at 1:00 p.m.