The Keene State baseball season is well underway, with 11 games under their belt. After starting the season with a two game split with Trinity College, the Owls traveled down to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for seven games. The Owls went 3-4 on the spring break trip, featuring wins against Salem State, Wells College, and Worcester State.

Keene State then had a quick turnaround and traveled to upstate Troy, N.Y. to take on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers. The Owls dropped the two game series by scores of 11-2 and 9-1 before returning home.

With a four-day break before their next game, the coaching staff and players finally have a chance to take a breath and look back at their year long goals. When talking about their team goals this season, senior pitcher Dean Ruzich said, “[We want to] develop and gain as much experience and knowledge about the game and each other to work better as a team. Making a run in the playoffs is the ultimate team goal for this season.”

After not making the Little East Conference (LEC) tournament since 2018, Ruzich said he and his fellow seniors hope to change that and leave the program better than they found it. “[A] successful season is pretty simple, make the LEC playoffs and run with it and continually develop everyone’s skills to better the team/program in the upcoming years,” said Ruzich.

The Owls begin a four-game road trip on Thursday, March 23 when they travel to Bud and Jim Hagan Field to take on Worcester State.

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