SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Franklin Pierce baseball team stood on the brink of elimination Thursday at Onondaga Community College at the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament, after losing the first game of the day to Le Moyne, 16-2. But the Ravens bounced back, winning the second game over Southern Connecticut State, 9-5, to stay alive. In the first game, Franklin Pierce (25-22) scored first in the top of the third inning when Carmine Giordano homered down the left field line, but the Dolphins responded with two runs in the third, three in the fifth, four in the sixth, one in the seventh and six in the eighth. Giordano scored the Ravens’ second run in the ninth on a fielding error at third base. In the second game, the Owls came back to tie Franklin Pierce twice — at one apiece and at three apiece — but the Ravens pulled away for good on a three-run homer by Ural Forbes (1-for-4) in the fifth. Jethro Hurt went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and an RBI, while Dylan Jones was 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBI. Joel Lara finished 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Franklin Pierce faces elimination again today at 3:30 p.m., playing the loser of the noon game between Le Moyne and Merrimack.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Franklin Pierce baseball team stood on the brink of elimination Thursday at Onondaga Community College at the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament, after losing the first game of the day to Le Moyne, 16-2.

But the Ravens bounced back, winning the second game over Southern Connecticut State, 9-5, to stay alive.

In the first game, Franklin Pierce (25-22) scored first in the top of the third inning when Carmine Giordano homered down the left field line, but the Dolphins responded with two runs in the third, three in the fifth, four in the sixth, one in the seventh and six in the eighth. Giordano scored the Ravens’ second run in the ninth on a fielding error at third base.

In the second game, the Owls came back to tie Franklin Pierce twice — at one apiece and at three apiece — but the Ravens pulled away for good on a three-run homer by Ural Forbes (1-for-4) in the fifth. Jethro Hurt went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and an RBI, while Dylan Jones was 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBI and Joel Lara finished 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI.

Franklin Pierce faces elimination again today at 3:30 p.m., playing the loser of Friday’s noon game between Le Moyne and Merrimack.