(FLEMINGTON, NJ) -- On what felt like the first real day of spring temperature-wise, the Centenary College Cyclones defeated the University of Maine-Presque Isle 11-3 at Diamond Nation this afternoon in non-conference action.
After starting pitcher Joe Frankosky held the Owls in check in the top of the first inning, the Cyclones' plated three against starter Dylan Worster (Jr./Howland, ME) in the bottom half to jump out to a 3-0 advantage.
After the Cyclones added another run in the 2nd inning the Owls started getting on base, loading the bags in both the 4th and 5th innings. Presque Isle could not push a run across in the fourth but finally broke through in the fifth when Tanner Marshall (Fr./Cleburne, TX) worked an RBI-walk. The Owls tacked on another run when Logan McLaughlin (Fr./Mars Hill ME) reached on an error and scoring Ted Walker (Jr./Caribou, ME) to make it 4-2.
A Kevin Litus 3-run home run in the bottom of the frame pushed Centenary's lead to 7-2. Three more runs in the 7th put the game away for the Cyclones.
For the Cyclones, pitcher Dan Derner picked up the win pitching 1.2 innings allowing no runs, and earning his first victory of the seaon. The loss was Worster's first of the season as he falls to 1-1.
The two teams will face off again on Saturday in a doubleheader set to begin at 1:30pm.