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Baseball Shoulders Pair of Setbacks To MIT

Baseball Shoulders Pair of Setbacks To MIT

THE BASICS 

Game One Score: MIT 22, Emerson 4

Game Two Score: MIT 9, Emerson 4

Records: Emerson Lions (4-20 / 0-9 NEWMAC) ; MIT Engineers (12-7-1 / 5-1 NEWMAC) 

Game One Pitching Decision: WP: Casey Bussone (2-1)  | LP: Anthony Pugliese (0-2)

Game Two Pitching Decision: WP: Zeke Long (2-1) | LP: Gabe Fields (0-1)

Location: Boston, Mass. (St. John's Prep - Pete Frates Diamond)

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Lead: The Emerson baseball shouldered a tough two game sweep to the MIT Engineers to wrap the weekend and season series between the NEWMAC East foes on Saturday afternoon. In game one, the Lions were upended in a 22-4 setback before nearly coming away with a game two victory, but fell 9-4. 

Prior to today's twin bill, the baseball team celebrated the careers of its eight seniors consisting of Tim Mainella, Daniel Gaynor, Pugliese, Ethan Young, Brian Fisher, CJ Rogers, Max Wildstein and Noah Zimmerman

 

GAME ONE: MIT 22, Emerson 4

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON 

Josh Cohen: 2-for-4, one runs scored

Ryan McCahan: 2-for-4, double, one RBI

Cam Beattie: 1-for-4, one RBI

Joe Paladino: one run scored, one RBI

Max Wildstein: 2-for-2, one RBI

Pitching: Pugliese - 2.1 innings, three hits, six runs, two walks, one strikeout

 

MIT

Matt Johnston: 4-for-6, three runs scored, four RBIs

Thomas Allison: 2-for-3, three runs scored, home run, five RBIs

Alec Kushner: 2-for-4, one run scored, double, three RBIs

Ethan Rolland: 2-for-4, four runs scored, one RBI

Andrew Krause: 1-for-5, two runs scored, three RBIs

Cory O'Shea: 1-for-3, two runs scored, triple, four RBIs

Pitching: Bussone - 7.0 innings, eight hits, three runs, zero walks,  five strikeouts


HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • MIT did some damage within the first half of the game and tagged Emerson pitching with 13 runs through five innings, including a six-run fifth frame. 
  • Emerson made its way onto the board within its half of the sixth with three runs to bring the score to 13-3 as McCahan roped an RBI double down the right field line, followed by an infield single by Beattie and Paladino's sacrifice fly into right.
  • After Emerson kept MIT off the board in the bottom of the sixth, the Engineers answered and spread nine more runs across the remain three innings. 
  • Krause was hit by a pitch with the bases juiced to bring in a run (14-3) with three more runs plated on Allison's bases clearing triple landed in right (17-3). 
  • A two-run eighth and two-run ninth put the score at 22-3 in MIT's favor as Emerson were able to tack on one more run in the bottom of the ninth on Wildstein's single into left.

 

GAME TWO: MIT 9, Emerson 4

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON

McCahan: 2-for-5, one RBI

Calvin Jacey: 1-for-3, triple, one run scored, two RBIs

Dylan Scarfo: 1-for-4, one RBI

Cohen: two stolen bases

Pitching: Sam Knox - 4.2 innings, nine hits, five runs (three earned), three walks, six punch outs

Fields - 2.1 innings, two runs (one earned), two strikeouts

Brian Fisher - 1.0 innings, two hits, two runs (one earned)

Michael Logerwell - 1.0 innings, three strikeouts

 

MIT

Krause: 3-for-5, two doubles, one run scored, three RBIs

Kushner: 3-for-5, one RBI

Johnston: 2-for-5, home run, two runs scored, three RBIs

Pitching: Long - 4.0 innings, five hits, four runs, one walk, one strikeout


HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Both sides tacked on one run in their halves of the first inning with Krause striking first for MIT behind an RBI double as Emerson answered with the tying run thanks to an RBI single into center by McCahan.
  • MIT reclaimed the one-run lead in the third after Kushner batted an RBI singled into center, but surrendered its lead to Emerson when Long surrendered three-runs to the Lions in the fourth. 
  • With Rogers and Young at first and second, Jacey brought the pair home with his very own bases clearing three-bagger to push Emerson in front (3-2) and added an insurance run on Scarfo's infield single (4-2).
  • A Lions miscue at home allowed the Engineers to bring the visitors back within one (4-3) before a sacrifice fly and wild pitch boosted MIT back up by one (5-4). 
  • Neither team plated a run through the sixth and seventh frames until Emerson threatened in the home half of the eighth with the bags full of Lions and zero outs. 
  • Emerson were unable to capitalized on the bases loaded situation and were retired in order on strikes. 
  • MIT sealed its win in a four-run eighth when Johnston took Fisher deep for a three-run shot into center (9-4). 
  • McCahan sent a one-out single up the middle in the ninth inning to put a runner for the Lions, but a grounder to third and short closed out the loss. 


UP NEXT

  • Emerson takes on Clark in NEWMAC showdown on Tuesday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m. 


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