NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The struggling Plymouth State University baseball team dropped a non-conference doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Albertus Magnus College, 6-3 and 11-5.
Plymouth State took a 2-0 lead in the first game, but six errors cost the Panthers six unearned runs. After Albertus Magnus came from behind to take a 3-2 lead, PSU tied the game at 3-3 with a run in the top of the sixth, only to see the Falcons plate three runs in the bottom of the sixth to earn the win in the seven-inning contest.
Junior C. J. Rousseau (Merrimack, N.H.) had two hits and an RBI to lead the Panther offense in the opener. Senior John Perkins (Nottingham, N.H.) went the distance on the mound for PSU and suffered the loss.
The Panthers had leads of 1-0 and 3-2 in the second game, but couldn’t hold the Falcons off. Again, six Panther errors proved costly. It was still a 3-3 game until the Falcons scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull away.
Senior Derek Guimond (Lewiston, Maine) had three hits and two RBI to pace the Panthers in the nightcap, improving his team-leading batting average to .333. Rousseau added two hits, including a double, and two RBI, and freshman Doug Urquhart (North Andover, Mass.) also collected two hits. Freshman starter Jim VanGyzen (Foster, R.I.) was saddled with the loss.
Plymouth State, 5-19, looks to get back on the winning track Wednesday with a Little East Conference contest at Keene State (3:30 p.m.). PSU is looking to even the season series, as the Owls defeated the Panthers earlier this season, 9-6.
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