West Long Branch, NJ – The Monmouth Hawks score six runs in the third inning en route to defeating the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 11-6, on Sunday afternoon at Monmouth Park. SHU was defeated three out of four by the Hawks, losing their first conference series of the season. The Pioneers drop to 15-9 in the NEC this season.
Monmouth's Jake Gronsky and Craig Sweeney both went 3-4 on the afternoon as the Hawks had eight guys knock in runs against SHU.
Freshman Brian Lamboy (Manalapan, NJ) lead the way for Sacred Heart, recording a career high four hits in the game and driving in the runs. SHU was able to tally 14 hits total on the afternoon.
Sacred Heart starting pitcher Kody Kerski (Waterbury, CT) got roughed up in four innings of action. The junior right-hander allowed eight runs on ten hits with four of the runs being unearned on account of a couple SHU errors.
Monmouth scored six runs on six hits in the third inning to break the game open, taking the 7-1 lead.
SHU scored their first run of the game in the third inning. Lamboy singled to left center to score sophomore Keaton Flint (Charlton, NY). Flint reached on a single up the middle.
Lamboy struck again in the fifth, this time scoring senior Dave Boisture (Highland Mills, NY) from second. Boisture doubled to right center.
In the 8th inning, Lamboy lead off the inning with a double to right center and would come around to score on a John Murphy (Seymour, CT) single up the middle. Murphy would come around to score in the 8th on a single by freshman Jesus Medina (New York, NY).
In the 9th inning, SHU struck two more times to make the final score 11-6. Boisture hit his second double of the game to score Flint who led off the inning with a hit by pitch. Boisture would come around to score SHU's final run on yet another doubvle by Lamboy.
Sacred Heart heads to UCONN on Tuesday afternoon for an afternoon tilt with the Huskies.