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Baseball Falls To Worcester State, 8-2

Masked man Nick Martin makes off with his fourth hit of the day.
Masked man Nick Martin makes off with his fourth hit of the day.

WESTFIELD, Mass. – Worcester State's Kyle Grey tossed a complete game to pitch Worcester State past Westfield State, 8-2 in a MASCAC baseball game at Bud and Jim Hagan Field on Monday afternoon.

Grey (W, 2-1) scattered 10 hits and three walks while striking out just one, but avoided any major damage in holding the Owls to just two runs. 

Westfield falls to 9-6 overall and 2-1 in the league, while Worcester improves to 8-6 and 1-2.  The Owls had swept a doubleheader from the Lancers on Saturday, as the MASCAC has moved to a 3-game set against each opponent for the 2019 season.   The game had been rescheduled twice, originally schedule to be played Friday, and then Monday at Worcester, but was switched to Westfield this morning as the Lancers' field was still not ready for play.

The Lancers tallied six runs in the first three innings off Owls starter Shane Bogli (L, 2-1), including three in the third which featured a Seth Leslie RBI double.

The Owls scored single runs in the sixth and the eighth innings, with Anthony Crowley driving in Nick Martin in the sixth, as Crowley finished 2-3 at the plate and Martin 4-4 on the day.  Aaron Clancy drove in Martin with the Owls' second run on a sacrifice fly in the eighth.

Worcester pounded out 14 hits on the day, led by three from Kevin Larkin.

Westfield will be back in action at home on Wednesday, as the Owls' will now host MCLA in a conference game, which was originally scheduled to be played in North Adams.

Butler Hit By Pitch

Westfield's Jamie Butler spins away from the plate as he is hit by a pitch against Worcester State.