COLCHESTER, Vt. – Junior Bobby Carkhuff (Amherst, Mass.) drove in a run, but the Saint Anselm College baseball team closed out its season with a 5-1 defeat against Saint Michael's College on Tuesday at Doc Jacobs Field.
The Hawks wrap up their season with a record of 12-32, including 6-20 in Northeast-10 play and 4-16 in the Northeast Division, while the Purple Knights improve to 6-24, 5-18 NE-10, 4-15 NE-10 NE.
Saint Michael's jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning against sophomore starter Tom Hudon (Merrimack, N.H.). After getting the first out of the inning, Hudon allowed three hits, then issued a walk and gave up three more hits before nailing down the final two outs of the frame. George Buteau's two-run double to left, Corey Livingston's run-scoring single to left and Nick Nelson's two-run single to center provided the damage for the Purple Knights.
From there, Hudon would buckle down and combined with freshman Autrey Gates (Pembroke, N.H.) and sophomore Terrence Walsh (Milton, Mass.) to keep Saint Michael's off the board for the final seven innings.
The Saint Anselm offense, however, would not get going until the seventh when Carkhuff hit a pinch-hit single to right-center to score sophomore Allan McQuarrie (Salem, N.H.), who began the rally with a two-out single up the middle.
Hudon (3-5) allowed five runs on 10 hits and five walks, while striking out one in 5.1 innings. Gates tossed a pair of shutout frames and allowed just two hits. Walsh retired both batters he faced to end the eighth.
McQuarrie went 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Carkhuff was 1-for-1 with the RBI. Freshman Matthew Flynn (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) was 1-for-2 with a walk, with senior Dan Lagasse (Londonderry, N.H.) and freshman MacNeill Finnegan (Old Saybrook, Conn.) both going 1-for-4.
This marked the final game for seniors Lagasse, Zachary Brian (Stoneham, Mass.), Matt Wojichowski (Portsmouth, R.I.), Kyle Grumoli (So. Hadley, Mass.), Tito Lluberes (Lawrence, Mass.) and Andrew Chandler (Westford, Mass.).