New Hampshire Hardball

Burns continues power trip


Amherst resident Alec Burns hit two home runs Thursday to help Gardner-Webb University split a doubleheader against UNH Asheville.

Burns, a 6-foot-4 first baseman, hit a two-run home run to help Gardner-Webb win Game 1, 13-3. He went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in the victory. Burns had two hits, including a solo home run in Game 2, a 6-4 UNC Asheville victory.

Burns, who played at Souhegan High School, is batting .280 with a team-high seven home runs and 29 RBIs in 29 games this season.

Burns has hit two game-winning home runs in the ninth inning this season.

“He’s definitely performed his best late in the game,” Gardner-Webb coach Jim Chester said. “Last year he had a walk-off hit against Brown and then he had a walk-off home run against Presbyterian. He’s already got these two walk-off home runs. 

“He’s really shown up and dialed it in late in the game. Fortunately for us it’s helped us win some key baseball games. Both of those walk-offs (this season) secured sweeps, which are huge. Really grateful he’s put together some great at-bats in those time frames.”


Schedules and results for New Hampshire’s college baseball teams:

(NOTE: Box scores and game recaps are available by clicking on a team’s schedule):

Colby-Sawyer | 2023 Schedule

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Franklin Pierce | 2023 Schedule

Keene State | 2023 Schedule

New England College | 2023 Schedule

Plymouth State | 2023 Schedule

Rivier | 2023 Schedule

Saint Anselm | 2023 Schedule

Southern New Hampshire | 2023 Schedule


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