|Husson University||New England College|
HENNIKER, N.H. – The Husson University baseball team picked up a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) doubleheader sweep over of the Pilgrims of New England College on Saturday afternoon at Laurie Cox Memorial Field.
The losses drop the Pilgrims to 12-13 on the season and 5-6 in NAC play, while Husson improves to 14-11 overall and 9-5 in league action.
GAME TWO: HUSSON 8, NEC 6
The Pilgrims had a big first inning, scoring three runs on an RBI double by Vargas and a two-run home run by Delaney, but the Eagles had an answer for every Pilgrims run taking a 4-3 lead after two innings on a two-run double by Conor Maguire and back-to-back RBI singles by Rogerson and Archer.
NEC responed right back in the bottom half of the inning when Aneury Lara took a Ryan Allender pitch over the left field fence tying the game at 4-4 before Husson used a three-run fourth inning to take a 7-4 lead midway through the game on back-to-back-to-back RBI singles by Rogerson, Wong and Rebar.
The Pilgrims came within one run at 7-6 in the bottom of the fifth as they scored two runs on an overthrow by Husson’s third baseman. After a scoreless sixth inning for both teams, Corneil scored the final Eagle run on a wild pitch in the top of the seventh giving Husson a two run advantage.
NEC put a runner on in the top of the seventh to bring the tying run to the plate causing Husson’s skipper Jason Harvey to make a call to his bullpen. Newly entered pitcher Nick Guerrette came in and retired the final batter of the game with a punch-out to earn his second save of the season.
Rogerson had another strong outing for Husson, batting 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
For NEC, Lara was 3-for-3 with a homerun. Vargas was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run.
Jacob Gauvin (2-0) earned the win on the mound for Husson, scattering three hits, two runs, no walks and no strikeouts over three full innings in relief of the Eagle starter Allender. Allender earned a no decision after allowing four earned runs off seven hits with walks and four punch-outs.
Raymond Rosado took the loss for NEC, scattering five hits, seven runs (six earned), five walks and four strikeouts over 3.2 innings. Selah Dolomba and Esdras Rojas each pitched 1.2 innings of relief.