No. 11 Southern New Hampshire picks up first loss 10-7 against Lynn
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Lynn knocked off previously undefeated and 11th-ranked Southern New Hampshire 10-7 on Wednesday. Three players recorded multiple hits for the Fighting Knights, who improved to 10-6 on the season.
A sloppy opening inning for LU, marred by three errors, allowed the Penmen (8-1) to grab an early 1-0 lead. Southern New Hampshire scored two more runs in the top of the third to take a 3-0 lead.
Lynn responded with four runs in the home half of the inning, getting a two-run double from Ryan Lashley followed by a RBI single from Jason Matusik. The lead was short-lived as SNHU scored two more in the top of the fourth.
After three scoreless innings from both sides, Lynn finally found its rhythm by scoring six runs in the seventh, all with two outs. Corey Elasik started things off getting hit by a pitch and advancing to second with his ninth stolen base of the year. Paul Stortini tied the game with a RBI single up the middle before the Penmen bullpen grew even wilder with three consecutive walks, the last of which scored a run. Matusik then added to his RBI total with a two-run single to give Lynn a 10-5 lead.
Southern New Hampshire scored two runs in the eighth before closer Andrew Melchor took the mound for AJ Falletta (2-0). He fanned two batters in 1.1 innings to pick up his third save.