Skyhawks Fall 6-5 in 11 to St. Anslem

Angelo Bruno was 2-5 with a two run double in the Skyhawks 6-5 loss


Skyhawks Fall 6-5 in 11 to St. Anslem


Manchester, N.H. - The Saint Anselm Hawks, put across a run in the 11th inning to break a 5-5 tie and beat the Skyhawks 6-5 Monday afternoon at Sullivan Park. The win snapped the Hawks seven-game losing streak and improves their record to 13-23 overall and 9-12 in the NE-10, while the loss drops the Skyhawks to 20-15 overall and 10-9 in conference games. 

Stonehill hopped out to an early 2-0 lead through the top of the third on an RBI double from Rob Von Stein (Trumbull, Conn.) in the second and Nate Weber's (Hanson, Mass.) RBI single in the third. 

St. Anselm got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third, when senior shortstop Ben Gunn ripped an RBI single to cut Stonehill's lead in half at 2-1. 

The Skyhawks answered with three runs in the top of the fifth, led by an Angelo Bruno Norwalk, Conn.) two-run double and a Thomas Marino (Garden City, N.Y.) two-bagger to score Bruno for the 5-1 advantage. 

The Hawks responded with three runs in the sixth and another in the seventh to even the game at five apiece. As three St. Anselm relievers combined for five scoreless innings to keep the game tied until the 11th. 

In the 11th, Ben Gunn reached on an infield single and then stole second and third base to set up Jeff Criscuolo's RBI single for the 6-5 Saint Anselm victory. 

Hawk starter Nick Barese went six innings allowing five runs on eight hits in the no decision and Dave Giarrusso grabbed his third win of the year by pitching a scoreless 11th inning. 

Skyhawks reliever Justin Perry (Feeding Hills, Mass.) went 3.1 innings allowing one run on four hits in the loss. On offense Bruno, Weber and Marino all went 2-5 with a run scored. 

Stonehill returns to action on Tuesday when they host Southern New Hampshire for one game, with first pitch set for 3:30 p.m.