Chargers get revenge, beat Owls 4-1

Sean Malone

After suffering a frustrating 1-0 loss to Southern earlier in the year, the Chargers knew they had to get out ahead early, and they did just that.

Men's Baseball (Charger Athletics Photos)
Men’s Baseball (Charger Athletics Photos)

The game on April 16 began with the Chargers putting three runs on the board in the top of the first inning. Senior Chris DeMorais started things off with an RBI single scoring freshman, Tom Walraven.

Two batters later, junior Zach Collett hit an RBI single himself extending the Charger lead to 2-0. Right after that, sophomore TJ Riccio hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield scoring senior Brendan Buckley.

Due to poor field conditions, the Chargers got to face the Owls on Frank Vierra field at UNH; however, Southern was second to bat, and played as the home team.

Later in the third, the Chargers added another in off the bat of Collett. He hit into a double play, but junior Brendan O’Reilly scored and put New Haven up 4-0.

UNH senior starter, Derek Drag, rolled from the start and kept the Owls in check. Drag held the Owls to six hits across seven innings and strike out four. Later senior Frank Villacha came in and threw the final two innings, allowing only one run to score. UNH won 4-1

Through 19 innings, the Chargers have held the Owls to only two runs scored. The next time these two teams face off will be April 29 at Southern, and will be the game that determines the season series between the two rivals.