Baseball: Eagles Pound Newbury In Opener, But Nighthawks Answer In Game 2 For Split
Nashua –Ryan Dupont (Merrimack, N.H.) and Josh Chasse (Haverhill, Mass.) knocked in three runs apiece and Kory Kiro (Goffstown, N.H.) went the distance for his fourth win of the season as host Daniel Webster earned a doubleheader split with Newbury, 13-1 before the Nighthawks answered with a 2-1 victory in the nightcap between the two New England Collegiate Conference foes Saturday at Harvey Woods Field.
Dupont had a two-run single and a RBI double while Chasse rang up a two-run triple as the Eagles (15-12, 9-5 NECC) remained a game behind league-leading Becker (even in the win column) and a game ahead of the Nighthawks (16-13, 8-6 NECC).
DWC banged out 14 hits and took control with a four-run third and blew the game open with a nine-run sixth after Newbury took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first with an unearned run.
Patrick Curry (Hampstead, N.H.) had two hits for the Nighthawks. Chris Ninteau (Lisbon, Conn.) took the loss (5-2).
Kiro finished allowing the one unearned run on five hits, striking out two and walking one.
In the nightcap, Matthew Chetelat (Farmington, Conn.) tossed a three-hit complete game victory and helped his own cause with the eventual game-winning solo home run – his fourth of the year - in the top of the fourth as Newbury answered with the 2-1 victory.
Chetelat was masterful, striking out nine and walking just one allowing one earned run the three hits.
Michael Dwyer (Hamden, Conn.) went 2 for 4 with a RBI single in the third.
DWC took the lead in the first as Kilgore doubled to lead off, stole second and would score on a wild pitch.
Korey LeLievre (Hudson, N.H.) would single in the first and Lyle Brigham singled in the third, but Chetelat didn't allow a base runner the rest of the way, striking out two in the fifth and seventh.
Aaron Agrelo (New Bedford, Mass.) was touched for his first loss of the season (3-1) for the Eagles, allowing both earned runs on 10 hits.
The team complete the three-game set on Sunday in Watertown, Mass. with Newbury serving as host. First pitch is slated for 1:00 p.m.