Score: Emerson 6, St. Vincent 4
Records: Emerson Lions (2-4) ; St. Vincent Bearcats (2-1)
Location: Auburndale, Fl. (Lake Myrtle Field #8)
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
The Lead: Sophomore Quinton Copeland (Houston, Tex.) batted four-for-five at the plate followed by four more Lions belting two hits apiece as the Emerson baseball team picked up a comeback 6-4 win over St. Vincent on Tuesday morning.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Copeland: 4-for-5, one run scored, one RBI
Louie Davolio: 2-for-4, double, stolen base, two RBI
Thai Morgan: 2-for-5, double, two runs scored, stolen base
Matt Nachamie: 2-for-5, stolen base
Andre Padovani: 2-for-5, one run scored, stolen base
Jake Hatch: 1-for-4, home run, one run scored, one RBI
Pitching: Maffei (1-0) - 6.2 innings, eight hits, four runs, two walks & five strikeouts
Bryan Simmons-Hayes - 1.1 innings, two hits, one walk
Fox - 1.0 innings, one strikeout
Johnny Daggs: 4-for-4, double, one run scored, two RBI
Justin Wright: 2-for-4, double, one run scored, one RBI
Pitching: Lavely (0-1) - 4.1 innings, eight hits, four runs, two walks & one strikeout
Mark Locke - 1.2 innings, two hits, two runs & one strikeout
Matt Evans - 3.0 innings, two walks & three strikeouts
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After Will Tsal singled in Daggs for the game's first run in the bottom of the third, Emerson answered in their half of the fourth to equalize the score at 1-all on Davolio's RBI two-bagger.
- Daggs slapped a two-RBI single into left to cross both TJ Dailey and Wright as the Bearcats jumped ahead to the 3-1 edge in the bottom of the fourth.
- Down by two, Emerson pieced together a three-run fourth frame to jump ahead by one at 4-3.
- The inning began when Hatch smacked his first collegiate home long ball to bring the Lions within one (3-2) and plated the inning's next pair of runs on a Bearcats error at short and a wild pitch (4-3).
- Emerson held on to the tight one-run advantage and bolstered its lead once and for all in the top of the seventh when Copeland and Davolio batted back-to-back RBI singles with the Lions ahead, 6-3.
- Wright gave St. Vincent some life when he sent a two-out RBI single into center with Emerson's advantage cut to 6-4 before the inning wrapped on a grounder to short.
- A key defensive play by Copeland in the eighth kept the Bearcats off the board when the right fielder pegged Zach Mammana down at the plate to preserve the Lions one run lead.
- Fox entered the ninth and retired the Bearcats in order on a fly out, strikeout and grounder to second as Emerson snagged the 6-4 victory.
- Emerson heads into the halfway point of its spring break trip and takes on Grove City on Wednesday, March 3 at 12:00 p.m.
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