Baseball gets split of series


Mike Neville Sports Editor

The Owls’ baseball team settled for a split in the four game weekend series against crosstown rivals the University of New Haven.

After winning the first game 14-6 on Friday, the Owls would go on to drop the next two. They would lose 4-11 then 3-4 the next day for game one.

Looking to get a split in the final game of the series, the bats and a strong pitching took the stand.

In game one, key contributions at the plate by catcher Billy Sullivan, a freshman outfielder, and Andrew Eng, a junior, allowed for solid run support.

Sullivan went 4-for-6 with three doubles, three RBI and three runs scored on the day. Eng was 3-for-5 with a single, double, and home run with four RBI and three runs scored.

He continues to be a power threat for the Owls. A six-run, sixth inning capped off the victory for the Owls. Pitcher, Spencer Fox, a sophomore got the win.

In game two, Eng continued his success going 3-for-4 with an RBI while Tony Zambito went 2-for-3 with a run scored. The Owls mustered four runs in game two. Brandon White took the loss.Despite pitching well in game three of the series on Saturday, Joe Nemchek was not able to get the run support he needed.

Zambito continued to be hot at the plate and Tyshaun Diaz had a daring steal of home to tie the game 3-3 in the fifth inning. UNH was able to take back the lead in the bottom of that same inning. Having runners on base, the Owls had the chance to score in the sixth and seventh, but it was all for not.

The Owls would take the close 3-4 loss. In the final game, Mike Ferrett recorded his first homerun of the season, driving in two runs in the process. Izaiah Walker also had two runs scored.

Good pitching by Zach Rogers and a four-inning masterpiece by Tommy Hughes ended the series. The Owls last home stand will be this weekend versus Saint Rose College.

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