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Baseball Splits One-Run Affairs with New England Region Foe Keene State

AUBURNDALE, Fla.--The Western New England University baseball team split a non-conference doubleheader with regional foe Keene State College on Sunday evening at the 2015 RussMatt Central Florida Invitational at Lake Myrtle Park Main Field. The Golden Bears (1-3 overall) took the opener 5-4 while the Owls (2-3) won the nightcap 6-5.

In the first game, Western New England scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and hung on for the one-run victory. Junior Doug Milne delivered the big hit with a three-run double to right field to make it 5-1.

Classmate Chris Casey joined Milne with two hits and he also had a RBI-single to ignite the Golden Bears' scoring. Junior Kevin Marciano, who also had two hits, had a RBI-double in the frame.

Junior Tom Mahoney (1-0) picked up the win, going five innings. He scattered nine hits, walked one, allowed four runs (3 earned) and had five strikeouts. Junior Matt Fedor worked the final 1-2/3 innings of scoreless baseball for the save, without issuing a walk nor giving up a hit. He had one strikeout.

Joe Libby and Trevor Chapin both had two hits for Keene, which outhit WNE 10 to 8.

Vinny Parilla gave the Owls a walk-off victory in the second contest, connecting for a bases-loaded single to left field.

Sophomore Kyle Maglio and Marciano figured into WNE tying the game at 5-all with two runs in the top of the sixth inning. Maglio scored on a wild pitch and Marciano crossed the plate due to a passed ball.

Down 2-0 after the first inning, Western New England knotted the score in the third as junior Brett Morgan had a RBI-single to left field and classmate Eduardo Colmenares was credited with a run batted in as he reached first base. Then in the next inning, Milne singled to right field for a 3-2 Golden Bears lead.

Keene, however, took a 5-3 lead in the fourth on a Tanner Chase RBI-single up the middle, Libby sacrifice fly to right, and Chase scoring on a wild pitch. Chase finished with two hits.

Maglio went 3-for-3, including a double, to pace WNE's eight-hit attack and Morgan contributed two hits.

On Monday, the Golden Bears return to Winter Haven, Fla., at Chain of Lakes Park #1 to square off against Amherst College in their next RussMatt outing; first-pitch is slated for 3:30 p.m.

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