Posted: Apr 14, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Western New England College baseball team ran its winning streak to six games with a 9-3 victory over visiting Keene State Wednesday afternoon (Apr. 14) at Trelease Park.
The Golden Bears collected 15 hits and stole four bases in raising their record to 22-6. The Owls, who defeated WNEC 15-8 back on March 15 in Chandler, Arizona, drop to 12-11-1.
Senior pitcher Matt Rogers (Portsmouth, RI) allowed 10 hits and struck out five with a walk in gaining his sixth win of the season in seven decisions.
Senior first baseman Joe Griglun (Southington, CT) continued to impress at the plate going 4-for-5 with two runs and four RBI.
Junior third baseman Tony Trubia (Tolland, CT) added two singles, a double, two runs, and a run-batted-in.
Freshman second baseman Mike Rubino (Northford, CT) also had a multi-hit outing with a single, double, and three RBI.
Junior designated hitter Ryan Dudzinski (Bristol, CT) singled, scored twice, and stole his 21st base of the season.
Keene State took a 1-0 lead in the first on a RBI double by senior designated hitter Anthony Cipolla (Glastonbury, CT). The Golden Bears promptly tied the contest in the bottom of the inning on Griglun's RBI single.
Western New England College scored four runs in the third (two-run single by Griglun the big hit) and three times in the fifth (highlighted by a two-run double by Rubino) to extend its lead to 8-2.
The Owls finished with 10 hits with junior right fielder Bobby Doyon (Keene, NH) compiling two singles, a double, and run.
Cipolla added two hits, a run, and RBI while junior first baseman Peter Burgio (Bolton, CY) also belted out a pair of hits.
KSC used five pitchers with sophomore Nick Winn (West Hartford, CT) dropping his first decision of the spring.