April 13, 2014

Baseball Edged by No. 29 Franklin Pierce, 5-4, Sunday Afternoon

WARRIORS SUFFER 5-4 LOSS TO RAVENS AND CONTINUE NE-10 ACTION TUESDAY AGAINST ASSUMPTION

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RINDGE, N.H. – Four different Merrimack players registered a hit, but the Merrimack College baseball team dropped a 5-4 decision at No. 29 Franklin Pierce Sunday afternoon in Rindge, N.H.

The Basics
Score: No. 29 Franklin Pierce 5, Merrimack 4
Records: Merrimack (15-15, 3-6 NE Div.) | Franklin Pierce (25-12, 7-4 NE Div.)
Location: Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Field | Rindge, N.H.

How it Happened

Franklin Pierce got things started in the bottom of the first, as the hosts grabbed an early 1-0 lead. However, Merrimack exploded in the second tallying four runs off four hits. Junior Dionys Quezada (Lawrence, Mass.) got on the board with a two-run shot to right center before sophomore Bobby Losanno (Peabody, Mass.) doubled to left field to score Quezada and freshman Ryan Petrone (Cherry Valley, Mass.).

Shortly after, the hosts tallied three runs off one hit and two Merrimack errors bringing the score to 4-4. After a scoreless half inning for Merrimack, Franklin Pierce grabbed a one-point lead (5-4) in the bottom of the third after an RBI single from Hood.

From that point on, both pitchers settled in and the Warriors we unable to come up with a hit in the final seven innings of play.

Junior Tim Cashman (Rowley, Mass.) pitched seven innings in his sixth starts of the 2014 campaign and allowed fivruns while striking out three batters. Sophomore Mike Nolan (Pembroke, Mass.) tossed two scoreless inning of relief action and surrendered just one hit.

Inside the Numbers

  • Sophomore Matt Brown (Belmont, Mass.), Petrone, Quezada and Lossano tallied one hit.
  • Offensively, the Warriors tallied four hits and four RBIs while leaving only three runners on base.
  • The Ravens went 11-of-35 at the plate as well as tallied two RBIs.
  • Merrimack's bullpen posted three strikeouts and allowed only one walk.
  • Franklin Pierce's Covelle earned his second win of the season as he allowed four runs, three walks and six strikeouts.

Up Next
Merrimack returns to action Tuesday, April 15, as the Warriors take on Assumption College in a Northeast Division clash. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

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