Raiders drop first two of the season

(Nashua, NH) Rivier College opened up their 2012 season under their new manager Anthony Perry with two tough losses against Juniata College.

The first game of the season for the Raiders (0-2 Overall) fell 15-0. The game was started by junior Justin Chenevert (Wilmington, MA) who made it into the 5th inning before being take out giving up 8 runs, only 6 earned. Offensively the Raiders were quiet only having 3 hits as a team.

Juniata (2-1 Overall) had sophomore Ryan Morrison(Lebanon, PA) pitched a complete game shutout walking only 1 and giving up 3 hits. Second basemen sophomore Brad Medellin (Lewisberry, PA) went 3 for 4 with a double and 4 rbi.

In the second game the Raiders lost by a score of 9-3 putting up their first run of the season. Freshman Lucas Palma (Bristol, CT) pitched 5 full innings giving up 12 hits 9 runs and only 6 earned. Raiders captain Kevin Weaver (Hudson, NH) went 3 for 4 with two doubles.

The Eagle's second game starter was senior William Hoffman (Phoenix, MD) who tossed 6 innings striking out 5 and giving up 3 earned runs. Sophomore Joe Sforza (Pitttown, NJ) went 2 for 3 and scored 3 runs on the day.