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Rain doesn’t damper NEC win

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The New England College baseball team earned its first win of the Myrtle Beach trip before the second game of a non-conference doubleheader against John Jay was suspended due to rain. Game 2 was suspended in the second innings.

Score: New England College 11, John Jay College 8 – 7 Innings (Game One)
John Jay College X, New England College X – 7 Innings (Game Two)

Records: Pilgrims (2-1, 0-0 NECC) | Bloodhounds (0-2, 0-0 CUNYAC)

Game One – New England College 11, John Jay College 8 (7 Innings)
The Bloodhounds struck first after chasing Pilgrim Starter, Shayne Audet, after 2/3 of an inning. Philip Bellomo reached on a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded to give the Bloodhounds a 1-0 lead. However, Dylan Champagne worked his way out the jam limiting the damage to one run. Luis Atiles tripled to the right-center gap to bring Jeam Castillo home to tie the game. With two men on base, Anderson Jimenez swung at the first pitch he saw and sent the ball flying over the left field fence for his first career collegiate hit and home run. NEC led 4-1 at the end of their second half of the inning and continued to tally on the runs. The Pilgrims added one in the third and fourth before exploding for five runs in the fifth inning and leading, 11-1. Champagne threw 4.1 scoreless innings in relief before handing the ball over to Shane McNamara, who made his collegiate debut on the mound. He gave up one run in one inning pitched. In the bottom of the seventh, John Jay crossed the plate six times including three runs on a triple. Colby Howe came on in relief to close out the contest and earned his first career save.

Game Two – John Jay College X, New England College X (7 Innings)
Suspended, top of the second inning. Batter #16 for John Jay, 1 out, new count, #13 on first base.
-Makeup/continuation date has yet to be determined.

-This was the first meeting all-time. The Pilgrims are now 1-0 against the bloodhounds.
Anderson Jimenez recorded his first career collegiate hit and home run on his first at bat of Game 1.
Tyler GalenskiRob Pagliuca, and Jose Guillermo all made their collegiate debuts in game one.
Shane McNamara made his first career appearance on the mound in the first game.
Colby Howe earned his first career save.

Monday vs. York College of Pennsylvania, 3 p.m.

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