PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - Host Pace University rallied from a 4-0 deficit with five runs over the final two innings to post a 5-4 Northeast-10 baseball victory over Southern New Hampshire University Thursday afternoon at Finnerty Field. The Setters improve to 13-18-1 overall and 7-8 in the NE-10, while the Penmen are now 10-16-1 and 7-8-1 in the league.
Pace, which trailed 4-0 after the Penmen tacked on a run in the top of the eighth, scored four times in the bottom of the frame to know the game 4-4. The Setters registered four hits in the inning, including an RBI single by Andre Liscinsky and a RBI double from Vinny Dammann. Pace also scored a pair of runs when Joe Cotone reached on an error. The hosts would then earn the walkoff win in the bottom of the ninth when Liscinsky rapped a two-out single to score Kyle Turnier, who was hit by a pitch to start the inning.
Southern New Hampshire got on the board in the first. Curtis Burke (Bristol, RI) worked a leadoff walk and would score on a sacrifice fly by Bobby Wronski (Arlington, MA). The Penmen would score twice in the third when Jeff Giannino (Beverly, MA) reached on an error, allowing Wronski and Skyler Byrd (Milford, NH) to score. SNHU made it a 4-0 game in the eighth when a double to center by Chris O'Neil (Chelmsford, MA) scored Tim Rines (Merrimack, NH), who reached when he was hit by a pitch.
Byrd had two of SNHU's four hits in the game. Bryant Gauthier (Lynn, MA) took the loss for the Penmen, working 1.1 innings and surrendering three hits. Penmen starter Derek Anderson (Dracut, MA) worked 7.1 innings and scattered six hits and allowed a pair of runs while striking out three.
Southern New Hampshire returns to action Friday when it hosts American International College in a 3:30 game. That game was originally scheduled to be played Saturday but was moved up due to the forecast of inclement weather that day.