New London, N.H. - The Thomas College baseball team kicked off day one of conference play splitting with conference newcomer Colby-Sawyer in a two game bill Saturday afternoon. The Terriers took game one, downing the Chargers 7-5. Colby-Sawyer proved to have a short memory as they bounced back in game two picking up a 1-0 win.
The Chargers took a first inning 3-0 lead. Junior Sean Gavin began the inning with a walk and advanced to second on a single by senior Greg Mehuron. Gavin would score on a Jon Wylie sacrifice fly. Senior Justin Martin singled, scoring Mehuron and giving the Chargers a 2-0 lead. Freshman Rob Wallace would single scoring Martin extending the Chargers lead to 3-0.
The Terriers would respond with a three run third inning. After a Thomas line out, freshmen Wes Perreault singled and Jeff Richardson doubled giving the Terriers a pair of runners in scoring position. Junior Cody Vigue would load the bases after being hit by a pitch. The Terriers would capitalize with only one out as, senior Ben Goodall would single scoring both Perreault and Richardson. Freshman Ethan Hurley would single, scoring Vigue, to tie the score at 3-3.
In the top of the sixth, the Terriers would take their first lead of the game as senior Thomas Cameron would single to score senior Joshua Gray. Cameron would go on to score on a fielder's choice, giving the terriers a 5-4 lead.
Colby-Sawyer would tie the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the inning on a Sean Gavin single.
The teams would remain scoreless until the top of the ninth when the Terriers scored two runs on a Ben Goodall double giving Thomas a 7-5 lead.
The Chargers would fail to capitalize on a two out single and Thomas would force a ground out to end the game.
For the Terriers Goodall went 2-5 and had four RBI's, while Junior Jake Chamblee pitched six innings, giving up five runs on seven hits and junior Tom Babb earned the win on three innings of relief allowing only two hits.
Game two would prove to be defensive battle as the teams would not mark the score board for the first 5 innings. The Chargers would take the games only lead at 1-0, as senior Greg Mehuron would single to score sophomore Kyle Greenwood.
The Chargers would earn the win on the shoulders of sophomore PJ Singster. Singster would earn the win pitching a complete game allowing only four hits.
For Thomas, freshman Tim Locke shoulders the loss going six innings allowing one run on six hits.
Both team meet up again tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. to complete the four game series.