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Weekly Preview: Baseball Heads Into Busy Week At Home

Weekly Preview: Baseball Heads Into Busy Week At Home

Overall Record: 2-8

Scoreboard: Framingham State 13, Emerson 4 | March 10

Schedule: Wednesday, March 11 vs. Lasell, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 vs. Pine Manor (DH), 12 + 3 p.m. 


BOSTON, Mass.
- It's a packed week at home following spring break for the Emerson baseball team with two midweek single games and a weekend doubleheader. After a tilt against Framingham State to start off the week, the Lions match up with the Lasers of Lasell University on Wednesday afternoon before welcoming Pine Manor for a twin bill on Saturday. 


A LOOK BACK 

  • In Emerson's first game off of its Florida spring break trip, the Lions slipped to the visiting Framingham State Rams on Tuesday afternoon, 13-4. 
  • Freshman Matt Nachamie (Merrick, N.Y.) put up a 2-for-4 day at the plate followed by a two-RBI day from junior Andre Padovani (Lynnfield, Mass.), an inside the park homer by senior Joe Paladino (Bedminster, N.J.) and a career-high seven strikeout relief effort on the bump by senior Sam Knox (Sturbridge, Mass.). 


TEAM EFFORT 

  • Through 10 games, Emerson has plated 41 runs with a batting average of .263 and on base percentage of .337 and .361 slugging percentage with six home runs leaving the yard. 


LIONS IN THE NEWMAC

HITTING

BATTING AVERAGE: Padovani (8th - .452)
RBI: Quinton Copeland (T-6th - 6)
HOME RUNS: Nachamie (T-2nd - 3), Copeland, Paladino & Jake Hatch (T-5th - 1)
STOLEN BASES: Copeland (T-3rd - 3)


PITCHING

WINS: Johnny Maffei & Bryan Simmons-Hayes (T-2nd - 1)
STRIKEOUTS: Jack Fox (1st - 32), Knox (4th - 13), Maffei (5th - 12) & AJ Ortega (7th - 10)
EARNED RUN AVERAGE: Fox (11th - .90)


SCOUTING THE LASELL UNIVERSITY LASERS

  • 2020 Record: 2-2 / Picked up 22-10 win over Pine Manor on Tuesday afternoon 
  • 2019 Record: 23-17, 9-7 GNAC / Fell to No. 1 Suffolk in GNAC Quarterfinal game, 4-3, and suffered 12-8 setback to Johnson & Wales (RI) in elimination game
  • Team Stats: 21 runs scored, .287 batting average, .384 on base %, .454 slugging % & three home runs 
  • Last Meeting: Emerson 4, Lasell 3 / March 19, 2019 at Lasell
  • All-Time Series: Emerson leads series, 2-0, dating back to 2018
  • Stat Leaders: BATTING AVERAGE - Joe Sullivan (.455) | HITS - Sullivan (5) | RBI - Sean Doris (5)
  • Pitching Leader: Zach Handzel (1-1) - 11.0 innings pitched, 15 hits, 11 runs & eight strikeouts


SCOUTING THE PINE MANOR GATORS 

  • 2020 Record: 1-2 / Suffered 22-10 setback to Lasell on Tuesday 
  • 2019 Record: 8-24 
  • Team Stats: 13 runs scored, .182 batting average, .316 on base %, .333 slugging % & three home runs 


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