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Western New England Gains Split with CCC Foe Roger Williams in Home Debut Twinbill

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Sophomore Kyle Maglio went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in to help Western New England gain a split of a Commonwealth Coast Conference baseball doubleheader on Pat Ricci Field at Trelease Park, defeating visiting Roger Williams, 7-2, in the second game. The Golden Bears lost a tough 2-1 decision in the opener as Saturday's games marked the first two home games for WNE.

With the nightcap tied 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, WNE (6-9 overall, 3-3 CCC) capitalized on a costly RWU throwing error with the bases loaded with the go-ahead run, 2-1, and junior Connor Hayes delivered an insurance run with a RBI-single through the left side to bring home freshman pinch-runner Nick Lambert from third. Maglio capped the six-run frame with a bases-clearing, wind-driven double to right field and eventually came around to score on a balk. Only two of the Golden Bears' seven runs were earned.

Western New England took a 1-0 lead in the first as junior Doug Milne had a RBI-single through the left side to plate junior Kevin Marciano, who led off the game with a bunt single to third base. Chris Travers tied it 1-1 in the second inning as he knocked in Reid Nelson with a single up the middle.

Senior Trevor Breton (1-2) got the complete-game win, scattering seven hits and striking out three. The Hawks mounted a threat in the seventh, with a run already in, and loaded the bases before Breton induced a tailor-made 5-4-3 double play to clinch the victory.

Nelson, who had a double, and Travers led the Hawks (4-14, 2-4) with two hits apiece.

In the first game of the afternoon, WNE junior Brett Morgan went 2-for-3 in a pitchers' duel. Troy DeLeon (2-1) earned the complete-game triumph as he allowed just an unearned run, two walks and he had 12 strikeouts. Junior David Cherry (1-2) also went the distance and had a solid pitching performance despite the loss. He struck out five, walked two and gave up only two singles.

Roger Williams took a 1-0 lead in the fourth on a Nelson RBI-single to left field and went up 2-0 in the next inning when Joe Hock had a squeeze-bunt to score Jamie Timothy, who had led off with a walk, advanced to second base on a groundout and went to third on a wild pitch.

The Golden Bears cut the deficit to 2-1 in the sixth when junior T.J. Wyrebek scored on a fielding error by the left fielder on a single hit by senior Steve Buckley.

Western New England had its scoring chances against DeLeon. In the second, Morgan singled and junior Matt Calzone walked after two outs before DeLeon got a strikeout to escape the jam. The Golden Bears had a runner stranded at third base in the third inning.

Western New England will host non-conference opponent Framingham State at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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