EASTON, Mass. – The Saint Anselm College baseball team completed its season on Friday, coming out on the losing end of a 4-2 six-inning decision against the host Skyhawks from Stonehill College.
Saint Anselm finishes with a 6-36 overall record and a 2-25 mark against Northeast-10 Conference opponents. Senior Tyler McKeon (Rutland, Mass.), sophomore Max Silverman (Westford, Mass.) and classmate John Kelley (Westborough, Mass.) picked up the Hawks hits in the rain-shortened affair.
Stonehill began the home half of the second inning with a walk and back-to-back singles, the last of which was an RBI hit to center by Patrick Downey. Noah Lucier later added a sacrifice fly to create a 2-0 lead for the hosts. In total, two runs crossed the plate thanks to three hits and a walk.
The Hawks got a run back in the top of the fourth as a leadoff double by McKeon preceded an RBI single to center field by Silverman. The two-bagger was McKeon's eighth of the season.
The Skyhawks responded with two more runs in the bottom of the fourth as an RBI single by Matt Farragher and a run-producing double down the left field line by William Kelleher upped the Skyhawks lead to 4-1.
Kelley hit a double to center field in the top of the fifth inning and, after it was misplayed by the Stonehill center fielder, freshman Preston Colp (West Palm Beach, Fla.) came around to score after reaching on an earlier walk.
Freshman David Hunter (Middleton, Mass.) threw three-and-two-thirds innings in the start, striking out four batters and giving up six hits. Senior JJ Dunn (Nashua, N.H.) finished his Hawks career with an inning-and-a-third scoreless relief, striking out one batter.
Michael Young pitched five innings, striking out three batters for Stonehill, prior to Jeremiah Vargas throwing a scoreless stanza of relief.