Baseball Suffers 4-0 Loss to Nationally Ranked Owls

Charger Athletics

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – The University of New Haven baseball team fell 4-0 to Southern Connecticut State University Sunday afternoon at Frank Vieira Field. The Chargers fell to 16-11 overall and 5-6 in the Northeast-10 Conference with the loss. The nationally ranked No. 5 Owls improved to 27-1 overall and 12-1 in the NE-10.

The Chargers were the first to get a runner on base as Stephen Clout reached on a dropped third strike in the bottom of the first inning. Southern Connecticut was the first and only team to score a run, however. The Owls birggest inning was the second as they combined four hits for three runs in the top of the inning. SCSU’s first two batters got on base, while the fourth batter drove in two with a triple to deep right center field. A single to the pitcher later in the inning gave the Owls a 3-0 lead after one 1/2 innings.

New Haven then loaded the bases in the bottom of the second and put two runners on base in the third inning, but Southern Connecticut State would not give up a run as the Chargers left six runners on base in the first three innings.

The Owls final run of the afternoon was scored in the top of the fourth inning off a wild pitch. New Haven managed base runners in the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth innings, but could not muster a run.

Cory Carr, Brendon Buckley and Stephen Clout led the UNH bats with two hits each. Kyle Cullen added one hits, while Tom Rombilus earned two bases on balls.

Starting pitch Mike Aquilino threw three 1/3 innings, while Henry Hirsch pitched the final five 2/3 innings in relief. Aquilino suffered his third loss of the season, while allowing four earned runs.

New Haven will return to action on Wednesday, April 13 when they travel to Southern Connecticut State. Game time at the Ball Park at SCSU is set for 3:30 p.m.