Baseball Starts Season With Pair of Wins vs. Presque Isle

Photo Credit: Dylan Foran
Photo Credit: Dylan Foran

NORTHBORO, Mass. - In the opening game, senior Jake Pringle's pitching performance matched with the Nighthawks offense led to a 12-0 win. In the second game of the afternoon, the Nighthawks offense manufactured 14 runs to win 14-6 and sweep the two-game set against UMaine at Presque Isle on Saturday afternoon. 

In the opening game, David Center batted 3-for-3 with five RBIs. Matthew Sobray also batted 3-for-3 on the afternoon with a pair of RBI. Matthew Peluso was just 1-for-3 but hit his first home run of the season, a three-run shot in the second inning. Jake Pringle made his return to the mound with six innings of two-hit baseball. 

Will Stinson, Brad Patterson, and Jesus Garcia were the only Owls able to get a hit off Nighthawks pitching in the game.

The Nighthawks broke open the game in the second inning, putting up five runs, including the Peluso home run. More insurance was added in the fifth inning as the Nighthawks plated six runs.

In game two, Sobray batted 3-for-4 with three RBIs as the Nighthawks offense pulled away from the Owls 14-6.

Andrew DiRito finished 3-for-3 in the game with a double and an RBI. Javi Martinez finished 2-for-2, scoring three times. Dylan DiFillipo was 2-for-4 with three RBI. 

The Owls jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the top of the first but the Nighthawks offense got in gear with a three-run second inning. The Nighthawks made their biggest impact on the game in the third, exploding for six runs, including three straight singles and a Sobray double.

Ryan Mullaly picked up the win for the Nighthawks in the second game of the day.

The two sides play one more on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. from New England Baseball Complex.