May 4, 2008



Anchormen to Face Southern Maine in LEC Tournament

Rindge, NH—Keene State College captured the 2008 Little East Conference Baseball Regular Season Championship and will host the upcoming tournament May 7-10 by taking a doubleheader from Rhode Island College on Sunday evening at Pappas Field on the campus of Franklin Pierce. The game was moved from Keene State due to unplayable field conditions.


The Anchormen (24-13, 8-6) are the fourth seed and will face third-seeded Southern Maine at Keene State in first round action of the Little East Tournament on Wednesday, May 7.


Rhode Island College fell behind, 4-0, after two innings and never recovered as the Owls (28-8, 12-2) went on to win game one, 9-4. Freshman Gary Levesque (East Providence, RI) suffered the loss (1-4), allowing six runs, only three of which were earned, in 3.1 innings of work. Sophomore Paul Vatter (Warwick, RI) and junior Bobby Fournier (Dartmouth, MA) combined to allow three runs on three hits and five walks over the final 4.2. The Anchormen made three errors in the game. Junior third baseman Jeff Costa (Pawtucket, RI) went 2-for-5 with one run scored, two RBI and a home run (2). Junior catcher Jordan Amorin (Swansea, MA) went 2-for-4 with one run scored, one RBI and a double.


Keene State ended the nightcap in just seven innings, via the 10-run rule, in a 19-7 victory. Senior Evan Grogan (East Lyme, CT) took the loss (4-2), allowing seven runs, only four of which were earned, on five hits in 1.2 innings. Five Anchormen errors contributed to the loss. Junior third baseman Bryan Colombero (Skillman, NJ) went 2-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI, while classmate right fielder Chris O’Connors (North Kingstown, RI) went 1-for-4 with one run scored, two RBI and a homer (2).