It was a long day at Merrimack College, but the Terriers outlasted Merrimack and took both games of the doubleheader.
In Game 1 Bowie Matteson made his season debut on the mound striking out nine batter and leading the Terriers to a 14-6 victory. The game was close through the first 5 innings until the Terriers exploded for 4 in the 6th and 6 in the 7th.
Game 2 was a different story as this heavyweight fight lasted an extra round, going into extra innings. The game provided two Terriers their debut on the mound. Josh Jason and Danny Alter both made their season debuts on the mound. They struggled combining to give up ten runs over 3+ innings but this did not stop the Terrier offense. After Junior Kevin O’Sullivan entered the game and shut Merrimack down, the offense continued to produce scoring 11 runs in the first seven innings. After a misplay in the infield in the bottom of the 7th, the Terriers found themselves playing bonus baseball, and they decided that one inning would be enough. Scoring 7 runs in the top of the 8th put the Terriers on top for good, for a victory of 18-11.
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