AMHERST, Mass. -- Ariel Kenney had four hits and scored three times and Sam Ellinwood came off the bench to drive in four runs as the Amherst College baseball team defeated Eastern Connecticut State University 10-4 in a non-conference affair Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field. The game was added to the schedule on Friday after Eastern's scheduled Little East Conference doubleheader at Plymouth State University was postponed due to unplayable field conditions.
Amherst (12-7) won for the ninth time in ten home games this year while Eastern (12-10) lost its third straight road game following an opening victory.
Kenney got things started with an RBI single through the left side and then scored on a hit by Rob Casey, as the home team scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first and never trailed. He blasted his third home run of the year in the bottom of the third.
Ellinwood helped add to the lead after the Warriors grabbed a pair of runs in the fifth. He delivered a two-run single to right center in the bottom of the inning to reclaim a four-run advantage, and then doubled home two more runs an inning later after Nick Nardone
had plated Kenney with a double of his own.
Davis Brown took a no-hitter into the fifth inning and, though he gave up a pair of hits and two runs, he finished out the inning with the Mammoths ahead 4-2 and improved to 4-1 on the season. Juniors Andrew Ferrero and Mike Dow combined to strike out four in four innings of relief.
The teams combined for six errors, three on either side, but Amherst had a 15-4 edge in hits.
Freshman rightfielder Anthony Stigler (Mansfield) was 2-3 at the plate for the Warriors, and scored two of runs. Sophomore DH Jake LeFevre (Mansfield Center) had the only RBI of the day for the visitors, scoring Stigler with a groundout to short to put Eastern on the board.
Junior righty Jordan Muchin (West Hartford) allowed three earned runs in three innings in falling to 2-3 on the season. Junior lefty Nick Rascati (Wallingford) and sophomore righty Sam Gagnon (Andover) each threw an inning of relief without allowing an earned run.
Nardone had two hits, as did Casey and Max Steinhorn, who scored a run and also walked twice.
Game account courtesy of Amherst College Sports Information Office.