MANCHESTER, N.H. - Visiting Saint Anselm College scored twice in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 deadlock and go on to post a 3-1 Northeast-10 baseball victory over Southern New Hampshire University at Penmen Field Tuesday afternoon. The Hawks improved to 8-11 overall and 4-2 in the NE-10, while the Penmen are now 8-11 and 5-3 in the league.
Daniel DeCoste opened the fourth with a walk for Saint Anselm, then advanced to third when James Garrigan doubled to right. DeCoste would score when Matt Sucharewicz singled through the right side, then Garrigan made it 3-1 when Evan Kelleher flied out to left.
The Hawks jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the third when Ben Gunn hit a one-out triple down the right field line. He would score when Tim Murphy singled to right-center. The Penmen would tie the game in the bottom of the frame. Tim Rines (Merrimack, NH) reached on an error to lead off the inning, and moved to second on a bunt single by Chris O'Neil (Chelmsford, MA). The pair would move over on a sacrifice bunt by Scott Strong (Naperville, IL), and Rines would score when Skyler Byrd (Milford, NH) hit a broken-bat groundout to third.
Garrigan led the Hawks with a pair of hits as Saint Anselm outhit Southern New Hampshire 9-3. John Healy earned the win for the Hawks, working seven innings and fanning eight while not allowing an earned run. Tim Cooney did not allow a hit over the final two innings for the Hawks to earn the save.
Steve Golbranson (Abington, MA) took his first loss of the season for the Penmen, working 3.1 innings and allowing six hits and three runs while striking out four. Bryant Gauthier (Lynn, MA) allowed just two hits in 4.2 innings of relief for the Penmen.
Southern New Hampshire returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Assumption College in a 3:30 game at Penmen Field.