Baseball Suffers Pair Of Losses At 14th-Ranked Franklin Pierce

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RINDGE, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College baseball team (5-17) couldn't contain 14th-ranked Franklin Pierce University on Thursday evening, falling in game one, 13-2, and in game two, 11-1.

In the opener, Franklin Pierce scored in each of the first four innings, and broke open the contest with a five-run sixth inning, to earn the win. Ross Lincoln belted his second home run of the season for the Ravens, added a single, and drove in four runs to lead the way. Mike Munoz and Nick LaCroix both doubled twice, with LaCroix scoring four runs and Munoz adding two runs and an RBI. Steven Hathaway struck out 10 in six innings to improve to 6-1 on the season.

For Saint Michael's, senior Pete Estes (Bennington, Vt./Mount Anthony Union) singled twice and drove in a run, while junior Tim McDonnell (Durham, N.H./Oyster River) singled and scored a run. Sophomore Collin Fishman (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda Chevy Chase) took the loss, allowing nine runs in 5.1 innings. Junior Jesse Sullivan (Saugus, Mass./Pingree School) pitched well in relief for the Purple Knights, as he struck out three and allowed just two hits in three scoreless innings.

In the seven-inning nightcap, Franklin Pierce (32-7) recorded 13 base hits to complete the sweep. Derek Ingui homered, tripled, and tallied four RBIs and three runs scored in the win, while Lacroix had two singles, two stolen bases and three runs scored. Dan Kemp and Isaac Wenrich tallied two singles apiece, while Gregg Downing threw five innings to earn the win and improve to 6-0 on the year.

For the Purple Knights, sophomore Jacob Begnoche (Essex, Vt./Essex/Univ. of Vermont) tripled and scored on a single from junior Bryan Geary (Milton, Vt./Milton/Skidmore) in the second inning. Estes added a double in the nightcap, while sophomore Andrew Kelley (Lincoln, N.H./Lin-Wood) allowed four earned runs in five innings to drop to 1-2 on the season.

Saint Michael's is back in action on Friday, as the Purple Knights host Saint Lawrence University in a doubleheader starting at 2:30 p.m. on Doc Jacobs Field.