RINDGE, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College baseball team recorded a 12-0 loss to the host Ravens from Franklin Pierce University on Thursday at Pappas Field.
Saint Anselm (7-13, 1-6 NE10) has lost four-straight contests, falling to 1-6 against Northeast-10 Conference foes. Franklin Pierce, ranked fourth in the East Region according to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association, improves to 17-8-1 on the year and to 7-2 against NE10 competition.
The Hawks recorded a season-low two hits as senior Max Wadington and freshman Tyler Pyne notched one apiece. Wadington led off the top of the fourth inning with a hit and stole second, but a fielder's choice and a 6-4-3 double play ended the threat. Pyne led off the top of the ninth inning with a single up the middle.
Franklin Pierce scored two runs in the third inning and three in the fourth inning with two outs. The Hawks defense also committed a fielding error, leading to three unearned runs in the frame. The Ravens tacked on three more runs in the fifth and sixth innings and added a 12th run in the home half of the seventh inning.
Adam Krol earned the start for the Hawks, allowing four earned runs in as many innings. Six relievers took the mound for Saint Anselm in relief of Krol – the corps combined to allow five runs and issued six walks. Max Hall, Elijah Fish and Jared Ferris did not allow runs in their relief appearances.
John Amendola pitched eight innings for the Ravens, striking out six Hawks while yielding only one hit. Zack Tower tossed a scoreless inning of relief, adding a strikeout. Adam Chase led the Ravens with three hits and three runs scored in as many at-bats. Brad Roberto and Tower had three runs batted in – the latter not only pitched the aforementioned inning of relief but also smacked the game's lone home run.
Saint Anselm welcomes Southern Connecticut State University to Manchester for a doubleheader that will begin at 12 p.m.