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Five-Run Ninth Powers Baseball To 9-8 Comeback Win Over Lasell

Five-Run Ninth Powers Baseball To 9-8 Comeback Win Over Lasell


Score: Emerson 9, Lasell 8

Records: Emerson Lions (3-8) ; Lasell Lasers (2-3) 

Pitching Records: WP: Bryan Simmons-Hayes (2-0) | LP: Zach Handzel (1-2)

Location: Danvers, Mass. (Pete Frates Diamond at St. John's Prep)

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The Lead: With runners on first and third with one out, freshman Matt Nachamie (Merrick, N.Y.) snuck the game-winning single into left as the Emerson baseball team exploded for a five-run ninth to push the Lions past Lasell, 9-8, on Wednesday afternoon. 



Thai Morgan: 4-for-5, two runs scored, one RBI
Quinton Copeland: 2-for-4, three-run homer, stolen base, two runs scored & five RBIs
Nachamie: 2-for-4, one RBI
Cam Beattie: 2-for-4, solo homer, one run scored & one RBI
Joe Paladino: 1-for-5, two runs scored
Andre Padovani: one RBI
Josh Cohen: 1-for-3, one run scored

Pitching: Jack Fox (ND) - 6.1 innings, eight hits, six runs (four earned), four walks & five strikeouts
Michael Logerwell - 1.0 innings, three hits, two runs & one strikeout
Simmons-Hayes (W, 2-0) - 1.2 innings


Wyatt Sihvonen: 3-for-5, triple, two runs scored, stolen base & one RBI
Matt Motyka: 2-for-3, stolen base, two runs scored
Harrison Silva: 2-for-4, one run scored, two stolen bases, one RBI
Brian Cipolla: 1-for-5, double, three RBIs

Pitching: Chris O'Connor (ND) - 3.0 innings, four hits, three runs & one walk
Patrick Colvin - 5.0 innings, four hits, one run & two strikeouts
Leo Frisella - 0.0 innings, one hit, three runs (two earned)
Handzel (L, 1-2) - three hits, two runs, one walk


  • Copeland watched as his three-run bomb sailed over the left field fence to give Emerson a quick 3-0 cushion over Lasell in the first frame. 
  • Two innings of scoreless ball passed until Lasell pulled within one in the fourth after Motyka stole home on a passed ball followed by a fielder's choice that allowed Silva to plate the second Lasers run. (3-2)
  • Lasell leveled the score at 3-all in the next inning when Motyka batted an RBI single into left to bring in Sihvonen. 
  • After Emerson used the home run in the first inning, Beattie took Colvin deep and rocketed a solo homer into left for the Lions second bomb of the game to regain a one-run edge. (4-3)
  • The Lasers were able to spread five runs through the seventh and eight frames and upped its advantage to 8-4. 
  • An RBI single into left by Silva followed by Cipolla's two-RBI two bagger into deep left propelled Lasell to a two-run lead in the seventh (6-4) followed by a triple and sacrifice fly in the eighth to up the Lasers' lead to four. 
  • Costly Lasell mishaps allowed Emerson to stuff the bases with no outs as the bottom of the ninth began with Morgan's RBI single to the shortstop to plate Cohen. (8-5)
  • Copeland came in clutch with the bases still juiced and brought in both sophomore Rory Tettemer and Paladino after his two-run single ricocheted off the pitcher's foot into the outfield. (8-7)
  • The first out of the inning came on Padovani's grounder to the shortstop, but it was enough to cross Morgan for the 8-8 equalizer. 
  • With runners now on first and third and one out, Nachamie smacked his game-winner just in between the shortstop and third to bring home Copeland for the winning 9-8 run. 



  • Emerson wraps its week at home with its first doubleheader of the season on Saturday, March 14 against Pine Manor starting at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.