PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Sophomore Greg Ford (Nashua, N.H.) hit a single, double and home run and knocked in four funs Wednesday afternoon to lead Keene State College to a 9-2 victory over rival Plymouth State University in a Little East Conference baseball game at Panther Park.
Ford’s homer, his fifth of the season, capped a three-run rally in the fifth inning and gave the Owls the lead after PSU had gone ahead 2-0. Ford added a sacrifice fly in a five-run seventh inning and finished off KSC’s scoring with an RBI double in the eighth.
KSC’s 15-hit attack made a winner out of junior Jake Tenney (Surry, N.H.), who allowed seven hits, two walks and two earned runs over seven innings. Keene State, ranked No. 1 in New England, improves to 3-0 in LEC play and 15-4 overall, while PSU dipped to 6-11 overall and 1-2 in the conference.<p
Joining in the Owls’ hit parade were freshman James Chevalier (Amherst, N.H.) with three hits, including two doubles, and two RBI, and seniors Jeremy Schilling (Centerville, Mass.) and Josh Watkins (Keene, N.H.) and sophomore Joe Rousseau (Nashua, N.H.) with two hits each.
Seniors C.J. Rousseau (Merrimack, N.H.) and Scott Begalle (Rumney, N.H.) led the Panthers with two hits apiece.
PSU, which is in the middle of a string with 11-out-of-12 games at home, is slated for a single non-conference game Thursday at Becker College (3:30 p.m.) and a home LEC doubleheader Saturday against Eastern Connecticut (12:00 p.m.). KSC plays its next six games at home, including Thursday against Mass. College of Liberal Arts (3:30 p.m.) and an LEC twinbill Saturday vs. Rhode Island College (12:00 p.m.)
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