Baseball Uses Four Runs in Eighth Inning To Win Series Against Lesley

BENNINGTON, Vt.- For the first time in 2012 the Southern Vermont College baseball team won its first series two games to one over the Lesley University Lynx. The Mountaineers won game one and three of the series with the Lynx taking the middle game.

Southern Vermont won game one of the series by the score of 10-0 but in the second game of the double header on Saturday Lesley responded with a 3-2 victory. In Sunday's series finale, the Mountaineers scored four runs with two outs in the eighth inning to break a 5-5 tie and win 9-5.

Kurt Kowalczyk earned Saturday's win for SVC as the sophomore threw a complete game four hitter. Sunday, Connor Murray left the game with a 5-3 lead, but after the Lynx tied it off reliever Sean McKay, Dave Northup closed the game out to earn his first victory of 2012.

Senior, Keith Diotte led the Mountaineers this weekend at the plate with seven hits. Diotte had three doubles and two RBI's for a .583 batting average. Fellow senior Pat Warrington went 5-8 on the weekend with three RBI's. Corey Armstrong and Jarod Hayen also hit over .400 for the weekend as they hit .444 and .429 respectively.

The Mountaineers hit .367 for the weekend and pitched to a 2.35 ERA as they moved to 7-23 overall and 3-9 in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) play. SVC is on the road Tuesday against Union and will return home against Williams Wednesday at 4PM.