SNHU, Assumption Battle to 3-3 Baseball Tie


MANCHESTER, N.H. - Southern New Hampshire University and Assumption College battled to a 3-3 tie through 13 innings of baseball at Penmen Field before the game was halted due to darkness Wednesday afternoon.  The game will be declared a tie, with SNHU now 8-11-1 overall and 5-3-1 in the NE-10, while the Greyhounds are 12-10-1 and 5-3-1 in the league.

SNHU tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.  Curtis Burke (Bristol, RI) led off the inning with a single to left field.  He would be bunted over by Scott Strong (Naperville, IL) and after a groundout by Tim Rines (Merrimack, NH) moved Burke to third, Skyler Byrd (Milford, NH) drove in the game-tying run with a single to right.

Assumption jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Mike Baillargeon doubled to lead off the game and came home on a single by Derek Migrants.  The Penmen tied the game in the bottom of the frame when a groundout by Byrd played Burke, who reached as the leadoff batter when he was hit by a pitch. 

The Greyhounds took a 2-1 lead in the third on a solo home run by Baillargeon.  The Penmen would tie the game in the bottom of the third when a single by Byrd plated Rines.  Assumption made it a 3-2 game in the sixth when Migrants led off the inning with a home run to center field.

Garrett Jewell (Alexandria, NH) was 5-6 at the plate for the Penmen, while Byrd was 4-6 while driving in all three Penmen runs.  Strong and Jeff Giannino (Beverly, MA) each finished with three hits for SNHU.  Baillargeon and Migrants each finished with three hits for Assumption, which was outhit 16-9.

Penmen starter Ryan Quinn (Lebanon, CT) went 10 innings and allowed eight hits and three runs while fanning eight.  Zach Jacques went seven innings for the Greyhounds and allowed nine hits.

Southern New Hampshire returns to action on Thursday afternoon when it travels to Saint Anselm College for a 3:30 doubleheader.