Baseball: Eagles Drop Two To New England College
Vero Beach, Fla. – The Daniel Webster College baseball team dropped to 1-3 on the season as part of its season opening trip to Florida as the Eagles were swept by New England College, 4-3 in 10 innings and 8-6 Sunday afternoon at the Dodgertown Complex.
In the opener, Tyler Calkin (Hollis, N.H.) led the Eagles with two hits while Bruce Brown (Lowell, Mass.) drew two walks and scored twice.
Rich Lizotte (West Warwick, R.I.) took the tough-luck loss (0-1) tossing two innings in relief, allowing four hits, two walks and two earned runs. Starter Kory Kiro (Goffstown, N.H.) who went eight strong innings, allowing two runs (no earned) on six hits, striking out three and walking one.
The Eagles spotted the Pilgrims a 2-0 lead over the first two innings, but tied it in the fourth on a Lizotte ground out that plated Brown, while Adam Southwell (Marlborough, N.H.) came home on a Zach Cantor (Windham, N.H.) single.
The Eagles forged ahead 3-2 in the top of the ninth on a one-out walk from Brown, who advanced to third on a wild pickoff throw and scored on a Southwell ground out.
NEC would tie it in the bottom of the frame and won it in the 10th with a one out single that scored the runner from third.
In the nightcap, Peter Plansky (Litchfield, N.H.) led the Eagles with two hits knocking in two runs while Lizotte (2 RBI) and Brown both tripled. Cantor added a double.
Eliott Kilgore (Milford, N.H.) took the loss (0-1) in middle relief of starter Noah Shaw (Lebanon, Conn.).
NEC built a 3-0 lead over the first two frames and the Eagles tied it with three runs in the fourth keyed by a two-run triple from Lizotte while Cantor doubled and came home on a Planksy single.
The Pilgrims pushed back in front with two in the top of the fifth and added three in the sixth for an 8-3 lead.
The Eagles tacked on one in the sixth with a Plansky RBI single that scored Southwell and added two in the bottom of the seventh on a two-out triple from Brown that scored Aaron Richards (West Warwick, R.I.) and Brown would come home on a balk.
The Eagles face Salem State Monday at 3:00 p.m.