Score: Neumann 13, Emerson 5
Records: Emerson Lions (1-4) ; Neumann Knights (2-2)
Pitching Records: WP: Josh Cruz (1-0) ; LP: Sam Knox (0-1)
Location: Winter Haven, Fl. (Chain of Links)
Date: Monday, March 2, 2020
The Lead: Sophomore Quinton Copeland (Houston, Tex.) registered a 3-for-4 day at the plate, but it was not enough for the Emerson baseball team as the Lions dropped a 13-5 Monday afternoon matchup with Neumann down in Winter Haven.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Copeland: 3-for-4, double, one run scored
Thai Morgan: 2-for-5, one run scored
Ryan McCahan: 2-for-4, two runs scored
Matt Nachamie: 1-for-1, homer, one run scored, one RBI
Cam Beattie: 1-for-4, one RBI
Joe Paladino: 1-for-5, double
Pitching: Knox (0-1) - 5.1 innings, 10 hits, five runs & five strikeouts
Michael Logerwell - 1.0 innings, two hits, five runs (three earned), three walks & two strikeouts
AJ Ortega: 1.2 innings, three hits, three runs & one strikeout
Colin Pollard: 3-for-4, double, one run scored, stolen base, one RBI
Jake Urena: 3-for-5, triple, two RBI, two runs scored
Andrew Larosa: 3-for-4, two doubles, triple, four runs scored, one RBI
Joe Murray: 2-for-5, triple, stolen base, two runs scored, five RBI
Pitching: Cruz (1-0) - 6.0 innings, eight hits, three runs (two earned), one walk & eight strikeouts
Billy Hunt - 2.0 innings, three hits, two runs (one earned) & four strikeouts
Pat Leighton - 1.0 innings
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Emerson got on the board in the top half of the first frame when an infield single by Beattie turned into two runs due to a throwing mishaps by the Knights and gained the 2-0 lead.
- In the second, Neumann got a run back in the second on a ground out to third with the score at 2-1 before Copeland capitalized on another Knights fielding error to bump Emerson's lead to 3-1 after three.
- Over the next four innings, Neumann tagged Emerson pitching with twelve runs, including a six-run seventh frame.
- After Neumann knotted the score 3-all on a Murray's triple followed by an RBI single from Romero, the Knights held a two-run 5-3 edge after six on a single and sacrifice fly.
- Emerson pulled back within a run on another throwing error by Neumann to score McCahan and put the score within reach at 5-4.
- Six runs crossed in the seventh frame to extend Neumann's cushion to seven as Nachamie belted his third homer of the year over the left field field with the score held at 11-5 in the eighth.
- Neumann sealed the game in its half of the eighth and crossed two more runs on Larosa's double and an RBI grounder by Murray with the final score at 13-5.
- Emerson is back in action on Tuesday, March 3 at St. Vincent with the first pitch set for 10:00 a.m.
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