RINDGE, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College baseball team dropped a 7-0 Northeast-10 Conference divisional game against the Ravens from Franklin Pierce University on Wednesday afternoon Pappas Field.
The Hawks fall to 5-13 overall and 1-2 against NE10 opponents while the Ravens improve to 10-9 and 3-0 in league play. Saint Anselm will head to cross-town rival Southern New Hampshire for a doubleheader on Saturday, Mar. 30. Game one is set for 12 p.m.
The Ravens scored single runs in the first, fourth, fifth, and eighth innings while crossing the plate three times in the seventh.
The three-run seventh inning started with a single by James Boria. He moved to second on a wild pitch before advancing to third on a single. He scored on a RBI double by Jethro Hurt. A batter laterJonel Ozuna crossed the plate on a single by Justin Perez, before Hurt scored on a wild pitch.
The Hawks bats were quiet during the game, recording only three singles as senior Tyler McKeon (Rutland, Mass.), freshman Jack Dunklee (Wilbraham, Mass.) and classmate Matt Collins (Beverly, Mass.) had base knocks.
Collins has picked up at least one hit in six of his last seven games, raising his average to a season-high .275 (11-for-40, six runs batted in).
Ryan Covelle got the win for Franklin Pierce, going three and two thirds, allowing three hits, walking two batters, and striking out four.
Junior Ryan Schworer (Medfield, Mass.) suffered the loss for Saint Anselm in three innings of work. He allowed two runs on five hits and three walks.