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Little East Conference Tournament: may 11 -

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 8:11 am
by Tom Nolette
Little East Conference Tournament
(six-team, double-elimination, at Boston, Mass.)

Day One, Wednesday, May 11
Game 1 Western Connecticut 4 UMass Boston 3
Game 2 Eastern Connecticut 13 Southern Maine 6
Game 3 UMass Dartmouth 2 Plymouth State 1

Day Two, Thursday, May 12
Game 4 Southern Maine (29-12) vs. UMass Boston (26-13) 12:00
Game 5 Plymouth State (20-21) vs. Western Connecticut (20-18) 3:30
Game 6 UMass Dartmouth (18-20) vs. Eastern Connecticut (20-17) 7:00

Day Three, Friday,
To be determined by the number of teams still alive
Game 7 9:30
Game 8 12:30
Game 9 3:30

Day Four, Saturday, May
To be determined by the number of teams still alive

Game 10 12:00
Game 11 (if necessary)

Re: Little East Conference Tournament: may 11 -

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 8:15 am
by Tom Nolette
Little East Conference Tournament - Game Two

#5 Eastern Connecticut Downs #2 Southern Maine 13-5

BOSTON -- The fifth-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University Warriors pounded out 16 hits, including seven for extra bases, en route to a 13-6 victory over the second-seeded University of Southern Maine Huskies in a first-round game of the six-team, double-elimination Little East Conference Baseball Championship Tournament at Monan Park.

The loss moves the Huskies (29-12) into an elimination game Thursday (12:00 p.m.) against the top-seeded University of Massachusetts Boston Beacons. The Beacons (26-13) were upset 4-3 by sixth-seeded Western Connecticut State University in the opening game of the tournament.

Eastern Connecticut (20-17) advances in the winners bracket to play tomorrow night (7:00 p.m.) against the winner of the late game between the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Plymouth State University.

The Warriors jumped on USM senior starter Shyler Scates (Jefferson, Maine/Erskine Academy) for four runs in the first inning to take a 4-0 lead. Rookie Alex Parkos (Meriden, Conn./Xavier) struck the big blow with a three-run home run.

Southern Maine picked up a single run in its half of the first on a single from senior Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.), and again in the third on Glauser’s sacrifice fly.

Eastern Connecticut put another four-spot on the board in the fifth, highlighted by a two-run double from sophomore D.J. Scavone (Auburn, Mass.), an RBI single from Parkos, and an RBI groundout from junior Christian Budzik (Cromwell, Conn.).

In the sixth inning, the Huskies had a run in on an RBI single by senior Nick DiBiase (Portland, Maine/Deering) and the bases loaded with two outs, but ECSU reliever freshman Nick Rascati (Wallingford, Conn./Xavier) came on to get the final out.

Sophomore Nick Bowie (South Paris, Maine/Oxford Hills) drove in another run for the Huskies with a double in the seventh to close the gap to 8-4.

However, Eastern Connecticut responded with two runs in the eight on a two-run homer from junior Alex Zachary (Enfield, Conn./Enrico Fermi), and three more in the ninth on a bases-clearing double from freshman Alexander White (West Hartford, Conn./Conard) to offset single runs for the Huskies in each inning.

Scavone was 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI to pace the Warriors’ 16-hit attack. Zachary, Parkos, senior Tim Budd (Cheshire, Conn.), junior Pat Sirois (Cromwell, Conn.) and senior Chad Adams (Ware, Mass./Williston Northampton) had two hits apiece. Every starter in the ECSU lineup had at least one hit.

Freshman Jordan Muchin (West Hartford, Conn./Conard) picked up his fifth win of the season against one loss. Muchin gave up three runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out three in 5 2/3 innings.

DiBiase and sophomore Sam Stauble (Harrison, Maine/Bridgton Academy) had three hits apiece for the Huskies. Bowie had a double and a single, and sophomore Brandon Martins (Manorville, N.Y.) had two singles. Scates, the first of six hurlers used by the Huskies, was tagged with his second loss against seven wins.


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