QUINCY, Mass.- In the program's first-ever New England Collegiate Conference games, the Eastern Nazarene College baseball team traded wins with Lesley Saturday afternoon at Adams Field. The Lions prevailed 4-1 in the opening game before the Lynx claimed game two 6-4.
The Lions progress to 10-7 on the year and 1-1 in league play with the results. The Lynx move to 3-12 overall and 1-1 in conference action with the split.
In the first clash of the day, Eastern Nazarene triumphed 4-1 to claim its first league win of the season.
Lesley tallied a run in the bottom of the first inning to snag a 1-0 edge.
The Lions generated four runs in the top of the second to capture a 4-1 advantage.
Brent Houle (Westfield, Mass.) tossed his third complete game of the season in his fourth start, finishing with five strikeouts to improve to 3-0 on the mound.
In the series finale, Lesley salvaged the split with a 6-4 win.
The Lynx plated a pair of runs in the first to establish a 2-0 lead.
The Lions cut the deficit to 2-1 with one run in the second inning.
Lesley scored one run in the fourth to reclaim a two-run margin.
Eastern Nazarene vaulted ahead 4-3 with three scores in the top of the fifth.
The Lynx regained the lead, 5-4, with a pair of runs in the home half of the fifth frame.
Lesley tacked on an run in the sixth to widen the gap to 6-4.
Brenndan Rogers (Hanson, Mass.) pitched 4.1 innings and recorded seven strikeouts. Brandon Imonti (Tewksbury, Mass.) and Daniel Rivera (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) both made relief appearances in the contest.
Up next, Eastern Nazarene travels to Fisher for a non-league twinbill April 2.