The Keene State baseball season got underway on Thursday when the Owls faced off against the Clark University Cougars.
After a disappointing 9-22 record last season the Owls were hoping to start their season off right against the Cougars. Unfortunately this one wouldn’t go their way.
It was a pretty quiet game going into the fifth inning with Clark’s Senior infielder, Dylan Horn, and junior infielder James Huber being the only players to score in the game.
The fifth inning was all Owls. Keene State put the first two batters on base, then Keene State senior outfielder Sam Czel was able to grab a base hit off of Clark pitcher Casey Gorczyca, giving Keene their first run of the game.
After this Clark was forced to replace Gorczyca with freshman pitcher Max Moss on the mound.
The first batter Moss faced was Keene State senior infielder Tom Meucci who hit a two run double to put the Owls up 3-2.
The game stayed at 3-2 going into the seventh, but the Cougars would completely take over from there. Clark would go onto have a 12-run seventh inning. Almost going through their entire batting order twice.
The 12-run seventh was too much for Keene to overcome. Both the Owls and Cougars would score one more run in the ninth and eighth innings respectively.
The Owls dropped this one 15-4.
Keene State is in action again on Saturday taking on Farmingdale State in a double header.
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