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Trevor Breton First Game Gem Gives 'Bears Split with NEIBA No. 6-Ranked Endicott

BEVERLY, Mass.--Western New England won the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday, 8-0, to hand regionally-ranked Endicott its first Commonwealth Coast Conference home loss of the season at North Field before the host Gulls rebounded to take the nightcap, 5-1. The visiting Golden Bears are now 9-11 overall and 6-4 in the CCC. Endicott, which is sixth in the current New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association Division III coaches' poll, settles at 16-9 on the season and 10-2 in the conference play.

Senior Trevor Breton tossed a shutout--the second of his career--by scattering six hits and a walk. He struck out four to improve to 2-2 this spring.

Classmate Steve Buckley provided all the offense Breton would need, going 2-for-4 with three runs batted in. Senior Matt Anziano and junior Kevin Marciano added two hits apiece from the top two spots in the order.

The Western New England bats erupted in the top of the third with six runs on six hits with all runs being driven in by four doubles in the inning. Marciano hit a two-RBI double down the left field line and later scored himself on a double to center off the bat of Anziano. With runners on the corners and one out, Buckley found the gap in right center for a double to score both runners. Sophomore third baseman Daniel Morin capped off the scoring in the top of the third with a ground-rule double to left center to bring Buckley around for the sixth run of the at-bat.

The Golden Bears tacked on another run in the top of the fifth after Anziano tripled to lead off the inning and scored on a RBI groundout by junior Doug Milne, as WNE led 7-0.

In the third, fifth, and sixth innings, Endicott put runners on first and second base with no outs but in each inning WNE escaped the jam with no damage done to keep the Blue and Green scoreless.

In the second game, Marciano and Anziano again had two hits apiece. The latter singled through the left side to score junior Scott Hubener from third base after he had been hit by a pitch, knotting the contest 1-1 in the top of the fifth inning.

The Gulls, however, scored four times in their half on their way to salvage the twinbill split. The Gulls were helped by two WNE errors that led to all the runs being unearned and an RBI-single lined to center by junior designated hitter Anthony Serina.

Endicott's junior right-handed starter Davarn Nova quieted the WNE lineup for the majority of his 4 2/3 innings pitched and allowed the Gulls to take their first lead of the day after freshman left fielder Michael DeDonato hit a two-out triple in the bottom of the third to score pinch-runner Dan Zabbo.

Sophomore Andrew Mulvey (1-1) held Endicott to an earned run on four hits and three walks in 4-1/3 innings of work.

Endicott junior reliever Nick Quattro earned the win, his fifth of the year. Quattro went 2 1/3 innings, allowed just one hit, and struck out five of the seven outs he recorded.

Western New England will host CCC opponent Salve Regina at 2 p.m. Monday on Pat Ricci Field at Trelease Park in a conference doubleheader that was rescheduled from Saturday, March 28.

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(Editor's note: Endicott Sports Information contributed to this recap.)
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