HOOKSETT, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College baseball team wrapped up a three-game series with nationally-ranked Southern New Hampshire University on Sunday, falling by a 6-1 margin at Penmen Field.
The Hawks fall to 5-16 on the season and to 1-5 against Northeast-10 Conference opponents. Southern New Hampshire, ranked seventh in NCAA Division II by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, improve to 19-6 after winning its fifth NE10 contest in six tries.
Freshman Nick Berry (Beverly, Mass.) led Saint Anselm with two hits in three at-bats, scoring the Hawks lone run on the day. Classmate Matt Collins (Beverly, Mass.) recorded an RBI single in the visiting half of the fifth inning, tying the game at one by driving home Berry from second base after a double down the left field line.
The Penmen pushed across the game's first run in the bottom of the third inning as a one-out triple to right center field by Tom Blandini set up an RBI groundout for Jake Coro, creating a 1-0 advantage for the hosts.
After the Hawks tied the game in the top of the fifth with Collins' single, the Penmen notched five runs in the home half of the sixth inning, using four hits and a Hawks error to capture a 6-1 lead that they would not relinquish. The biggest hit in the frame came off the bat of Goldstein, who rapped a single to right that scored two runs.
Manchester native Preston Yerrington earned the start for the Hawks. He pitched five innings, allowing only one earned run, before Goffstown's Taylor French yielded five earned runs and three hits, recording only one out.
Wesley Tobin pitched seven strong innings for the Penmen, striking out three batters and allowing as many hits. Matthew Messier and Alex Gomes came on to relieve Tobin, pitching the final two innings and giving up only two hits down the stretch.