Score: Mass.-Dartmouth 12, Emerson 1
Records: Emerson Lions (0-1) ; Mass.-Dartmouth Corsairs (1-0)
Pitching Decision: WP: Robbie Carrillo (1-0) ; LP: AJ Ortega (0-1)
Location: Danvers, Mass. (Pete Frates Diamond @ St. John's Prep)
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
The Lead: Senior Jack Fox (Los Angeles, Calif.) was lights out through six with 10 strikeouts and junior Andre Padovani (Lynnfield, Mass.) drove in the lone run for the Emerson baseball team with an RBI single, but Mass.-Dartmouth exploded for a nine-run eighth to push past the Lions, 12-1, in both teams' season openers on Saturday afternoon.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Jake Hatch: 2 for 4, triple, one run scored
Padovani: 2-for-3, single, RBI
Matt Nachamie: 1-for-3
Louie Davolio: 1-for-3
Joe Paladino: 1-for-4
Pitching: Fox - 6.0 innings, two hits, one walk & ten strikeouts
Ortega: 1.1 innings, four hits, four runs & two walks
Brian Fisher: .1 innings, two hits, four runs & one walk
Gabriel Fields: 1.1 innings, three hits, four runs (three earned) & one strikeout
JR DiSarcina: 2-for-5, double, homer, one run scored & four RBI
Nate Tellier: 2-for-4, two runs scored, double & two RBI
Mike Knell: 2-for-5, homer, one run scored & two RBI
Mitch Baker: 1-for-5, homer, two runs scored & four RBI
Nick Andrews: 1-for-3, two runs scored
Pitching: Carrillo - 4.0 innings, three hits, three walks & four strikeouts
Tucker Hetherman - 4.0 innings, four hits, one run & three strikeouts
Tellier: 1.0 innings & two walks
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After a scoreless game carried into the fifth frame with the help of Fox's eight punch outs, the Lions got to Hetherman in its bottom half of the fifth when Hatch rocketed a triple into center and was brought in by Padovani's infield single to put the hosts on top, 1-0.
- Emerson pitching and a key defensive play at third by freshman Thai Morgan (Waldwick, N.J.) kept Mass.-Dartmouth off the board over the next three innings with the Lions holding on to the slim one-run advantage.
- It was in the eighth frame where the Mass.-Dartmouth bats blasted nine-run inning with two inside the park home runs, the first by Knell and the second from the bat of DiScarcina, to catapult the Corsairs in front, 9-1.
- The Corsairs were not finished with the long ball and saw its third homer of the day come from Baker in the top of the ninth on a three-run bomb to left as the visitors extended their lead up to 12-1.
- Emerson began the ninth drawing a pair of walks and had runners on second and third with two outs, but grounded out the first to fall, 12-1, in its home and season openers.
- Emerson returns to the field for a quick turnaround on Sunday, February 23 out in Malden hosting Rivier with the first pitch set for 12:00 p.m.
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