Baseball Drops Non-League Contest at Eastern Connecticut Monday Night, 13-4

Recap courtesy of Eastern Connecticut State University

MANSFIELD, Conn. – Senior CF Alex Zachary hit two home runs for the second time in two days and sophomore 1B Alex Parkos hit one for the second straight game to help carry the Eastern Connecticut State University baseball team to a 13-4 win over No. 11 nationally-ranked Tufts University Monday night at the Eastern Baseball Stadium.

Stephan White doubled home two runs in the eighth

After hitting a tying home run in the seventh and a walk-off homer in the 10th in Sunday's 9-6 Little East Conference win over Western Connecticut, Zachary slammed a first-inning homer with two out in the bottom of the first inning against Tufts (25-6-1), doubled in the fifth and scored ahead of Parkos' third round-tripper of the season, and blasted his eighth home run of the season to drive in two runs as part of Eastern's (18-13) six-run fourth inning that gave the Warriors a 9-1 lead.

Zachary had three hits, three rbis and scored three times and Parkos two hits, two rbis and three runs scored. In his fourth start of the year, sophomore 2B William Coleman had four hits and three rbis and scored twice, and junior 3B Collin Russell contributed two hits and two rbis to Eastern's 16-hit attack.

Sophomore righty Brian Hnatuk allowed six hits and two runs over the first six innings for his second win in four decisions as the Warriors defeated Tufts for the fifth straight time.

Junior 3B Tommy O'Hara and reserve 1B John Moschella each had two hits in Tufts' 10-hit attack, and junior Stephan White came off the bench to drive in two runs. OHara's rbi single in the third tied the game at the time 1-1. Singles by O'Hara, Falkson and Mike McLaughlin scored Tufts' second run in the sixth. White's two-run double in the eighth finished the Jumbo scoring.

Eastern hosts Wheaton College Wednesday at 7 p.m. in its final regular-season home game. The Jumbos travel up to Plymouth State University for a non-league game Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.