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SNHU baseball team keeps rolling with sweep of St. A


April 22. 2018 11:24PM




The wins keep piling up for the Southern New Hampshire University baseball team. This weekend, they came at the expense of rival St. Anselm College.

The Penmen improved to 25-12 overall, 12-5 in the Northeast-10 Conference by sweeping a doubleheader from the host Hawks 8-0 and 11-3 on Sunday. SNHU won Saturday’s game with St. Anselm, as well, 12-6.

On Sunday, Shane McDonald and Ivon Clough combined on a five-hitter. McDonald (5-2) started and allowed four hits and two walks, fanning nine. Dakota Mulcay had three hits and drove in three, Bow’s Tom Blandini added a double and single, and John Stanton homered for SNHU.

In the nightcap, Thomas Buonopane collected four hits as the Penmen took a 4-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Jake Coro added three hits in SNHU’s 16-hit onslaught. Blandini walked twice and scored three runs. Starter Jake Stearns (2-0) went 6 2/3 innings, allowing all three runs on nine hits.

The Penmen have won six in a row and nine of their last 10.

Yale 5, Dartmouth 4: In New Haven, Conn., the Bulldogs scored four runs in the fifth inning and dropped the Big Green to 10-19-1 overall, 6-5-1 in the Ivy League. Dartmouth begins a seven-game homestand on Wednesday when it hosts Siena.

Softball

SNHU 4, Merrimack 3: Freshman Coralie Mathieu’s sacrifice fly capped a two-run rally in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Penmen a win in their regular-season home finale. SNHU improved to 33-10 overall, 16-7 in the Northeast-10 Conference. Merrimack is 27-11 overall, 14-8 in the conference.

Erin Garczynski went 3-for-4 with an RBI for SNHU. Reliever Ali Atherton (2-1) allowed one unearned run, on two hits, over 3 2/3 innings.


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