Chargers Split With Skyhawks at Vieira Field

The Charger Bulletin

WEST HAVEN -The University of New Haven baseball team defeated Stonehill College 12-1 on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader. UNH fell 4-0 to the Skyhawks in the nightcap. New Haven moves to 7-8 on the season (3-4 NE-10).

Game One: Junior pitcher Chris Smith threw eight scoreless innings, seven strikeouts and just under 90 pitches to lead the Chargers to their fourth consecutive win Saturday afternoon. The UNH bats also got hot by scattering 12 runs throughout six innings.

The Chargers scored two in each of the first two innings and added one in the bottom of the third. New Haven took a 10-0 lead after adding five runs in the bottom of the fourth. They also scored a single run in the sixth and eighth innings. The Skyhawks scored their only run in the top of the ninth inning off a passed ball.
Ken Bilodeau led the Chargers with three RBI in a perfect 3-for-3 game. Kyle Pettoruto drove in two runs and scored a pair, while three others scored two runs and tallied one RBI; Tom Rombilus, Kyle Bombace and Evan Okon.

UNH exploded with 15 hits (38 at bats), but stranded 11 runners on base. They tallied two errors and held the Skyhawks to five hits.

Game Two: The Chargers and Skyhawks were tied at 0-0 going into the third inning of game two Saturday. Stonehill scored two in the top of the third and took their first lead of the day. The Skyhawks added runs in the fourth and seventh innings to take the 4-0 decision.
The Chargers registered three hits and five errors in the loss. However, UNH made great contact with the ball all game, with 12 fly or line outs.

Ryan Brockett led the Chargers with two hits. Rombilus also registered a hit. Ian Solomon pitched four innings for the Chargers, gave up two earned runs and threw three strikeouts.