NEW LONDON, N.H. – Freshman Kris Ramsay’s (Gardiner, Maine) two-out single to left scored classmate D.J. Woodman (Farmington, N.H.) in the bottom of the 12th inning Thursday afternoon as the Colby-Sawyer College baseball team outlasted Plymouth State University, 9-8.
It was a see-saw game the whole way. Colby-Sawyer led 6-2 after five innings, only to see Plymouth State rally with one run in the sixth inning and five more in the seventh to take an 8-6 lead. The Chargers scored twice to even the game in the last of the seventh, and it remained 8-8 through 10 innings.
PSU regained the lead with a run in the top of the 11th, but the Chargers would not quit, scoring once in the 11th to tie it before winning it in the 12th. The Chargers move to 15-12 with the win, while Plymouth State falls to 5-21.
In a sloppy game that had eight combined errors and numerous baserunning mistakes, the Chargers came out on top, despite having just 12 hits to Plymouth State’s 18. Sophomore Nate Duncklee (Farmingdale, Maine) led the way for the Chargers, going 2-for-6 with two runs scored and a pair of RBI. Ramsay went 3-for-6, scoring twice and driving in one.
For Plymouth State, senior Derek Guimond (Lewiston, Maine) was 5-for-7 with three runs scored and one driven in, tying the school record for hits in a game. Sophomore Trevor Hall (New Boston, N.H.) was 3-for-7 with two runs and four RBI. The key hit for Hall was a bases-loaded triple off the right field fence in the seventh inning that helped to put the Panthers by two, 8-6.
Junior C. J. Rousseau (Merrimack, N.H.), sophomore Nick Jaskolka (Manchester, N.H./ Memorial) and senior Adam Kobeski (Walpole, N.H.) also collected two hits apiece for PSU.
Freshman Jim VanGyzen (Foster, R.I.) worked five solid innings of relief, allowing just two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six, but took the loss. Sophomore Nik Emerson (Gorham, N.H.) was the winner for Colby-Sawyer, working 5.2 innings and allowing one run on five hits with three strikeouts.
Colby-Sawyer returns to action tomorrow, hosting Nichols in a Commonwealth Coast Conference doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. PSU is slated to host UMass Boston in an Little East Conference twinbill Saturday at Panther Park (12:00 p.m.)
(Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information)
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