Warriors complete 5-0 week

The Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn.
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May 3—CASTLETON, Vt. — Seniors Holden White and Luke Broadhurst combined for 11 hits, 20 total bases, six RBI and eight runs scored to help lift the Eastern Connecticut State University baseball team to a 12- 1, 12- 4 sweep of Castleton University in a non-conference doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Spartan Field.

Ranked first in New England and No. 21 nationally, the Warriors ( 26- 4) collected 31 hits off seven pitchers in completing a perfect 5- 0 week. ECSU had swept Castleton, 10- 0 and 8- 2, on Saturday in a Little East Conference doubleheader in Mansfield.

White finished with six hits in Sunday's twinbill, including a home run, scored five runs and had three RBI for ECSU while Broadhurst (5 hits, 3 runs, 3 RBI) doubled twice and homered. John Mesgano (4 hits, 3 runs, 3 RBI) hit a pair of home runs.

Dean Slavin drove in four runs in the second game.

Aidan Dunn improved to 4-0, throwing six scoreless innings in the opener and allowing three hits with six strikeouts and no walks. Bryan Albee ( 3- 0) threw three scoreless innings in Game 2 to pick up the win.

Eastern hosts Keene State College Friday at 4 p. m. in a Little East game.

SOFTBALL Warriors split GORHAM, Me. — Junior Brooke Matyasovsky bounced back from her first two losses of the season within the previous 48 hours, throwing a complete- game 8- hitter and retiring the potential tying run at the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning as No. 3 nationally-ranked ECSU (22-2 overall, 10-2 league) salvaged a split of Sunday's Little East Conference doubleheader with a 6-3 victory over Southern Maine.

The Huskies (25-2-1, 11-1) won the opener, 7-6.

Laura Zenk and Alexis Tyrell had back-toback 2- out hits to score five times in the top of the fourth inning of Game 1 to erase a 2-0 deficit and ECSU would take a 6- 3 lead into the bottom of the sixth.

Southern Maine scored twice in the sixth on a 2-run double by Alexis Brown to close within 6- 5 and, in the seventh, Kaitlyn Nelson's RBI double off Matyasovsky (112), who relieved Carly Stoker in the final inning, gave the hosts the walk-off win.

Matyasvosky had two hits in each game and also hit her 12th home run of the season and 22nd of her career to highlight a 3- run seventh inning in Game 2 that opened up a 6- 1 lead.

Each team has two LEC doubleheaders remaining.

Eastern visits Keene State ( 4- 8 LEC) on Tuesday and hosts Massachusetts- Boston (2-8) on Saturday. The Huskies host Castleton University ( 6- 6) on Saturday after making up a pair at Plymouth State ( 6- 2) at some point this week.

The LEC double- elimination tournament is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 11.