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Baseball Setback In Season Opening Twinbill Against Wheaton (MA)

Baseball Setback In Season Opening Twinbill Against Wheaton (MA)

THE BASICS

Game 1 Score: Wheaton (MA) 10, Emerson 3

Game 2 Score: Wheaton (MA) 25, Emerson 5

Game 1 Pitching Decision: W - Andrew Manni (1-0) ; L - Benny Guevara (0-1)

Game 2 Pitching Decision: W - Gavin Reily (1-0) ; L - Johnny Maffei (0-1)

Location: Northboro, Mass. (New England Baseball Complex - Field 3)

Date: March 20, 2021

The Lead: In the Emerson baseball team's first doubleheader of the 2021 season, the Lions were upended in a pair of games by the visiting NEWMAC foe, Wheaton (MA) Lyons on Saturday afternoon. 

 

GAME ONE: Wheaton (MA) 10, Emerson 3

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON LEADERS

Josh Cohen: 1-for-4
Thai Morgan: 1-for-3, three-run homer, three RBIs
Calvin Jacey: 1-for-3
Matt Nachamie: 1-for-1, one walk 


Pitching: AJ Ortega
- 3.2 IP, five hits, two runs, one walk, two strikeouts
Michael Logerwell - 1.1 IP, three hits, one run, one strikeout
Benny Guevara (0-1) - 1.1. IP, five hits, four runs, one walk, two strikeouts
Rory Tettemer - .2 IP, two hits, one run
Josh Caltabiano - 2.0 IP, three hits, two runs, one walk


WHEATON LEADERS

Brody Ashley: 3-for-6, two doubles, one run scored, one RBI, stolen base
Zach DeMattio: 3-for-5, two runs scored
Jacob Studley: 2-for-4, double, two RBI
Manni: 2-for-4, two runs scored, double, one RBI
George Mulcahey: 2-for-4, two runs scored, stolen base
Patrick Santorella: 2-for-5, double, three RBI, one runs cored
Steven Quigley: 2-for-4, one run scored, two RBI


Pitching:
Andrew Manni (1-0) - 6.0 IP, four hits, three runs, one walk, six strikeouts
Dominic Cunha - 2.0 IP, one walk
Josh Roberge - 1.0 IP, three strikeouts 


HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • • After a quiet opening three frames, Wheaton broke the scoring funk in their half of the fourth when Manni began the inning with an RBI single into left followed Quigley crossing him in on his own RBI single with the score at 2-0. 
  • • The visitors added on two more runs in the sixth behind a ground ball to second and took advantage of a Lions wild pitch to push the home team into a 4-0 hole. 
  • • With two outs and runners on first and second, it took one swing of the bat for Morgan to put Emerson back into the mix as he sent Manni deep into left. (4-3)
  • • Just as Emerson got back into the game, Wheaton tacked on a four-run top half the seventh and upped its lead up to 8-3. 
  • • Two runs crossed on Santorelli's double into left to put the score at 6-3 as he then stole home for the fifth Lyons run followed by Ashley's RBI single being sent into the left center gap. (8-3)
  • • The Lions were unable to bring any more runs in through the final two frames while the visitors added two more in the ninth on Studley's two-bagger RBI (10-3). 
  • • In the home half of the ninth, the home team were retired in order as they were upended by the final of 10-3. 

 

GAME TWO: Wheaton (MA) 25, Emerson 5

INSIDE THE NUMBERS


EMERSON LEADERS

Quinton Copeland: 2-for4, one run scored, one RBI
Louie Davolio: 2-for-4, home run, two runs scored, one RBI
Jake Hatch: 1-for-4, two RBI


Pitching: Maffei (0-1)
- 1.0 IP, eight hits, nine runs (six earned), two walks
Chris Lowe: 2.0 IP, six hits, four runs, one walk, three strikeouts
Bryan Simmons-Hayes: 2.0 IP, six hits, five runs, one walk, four strikeouts
Sam Gutkin: 1.0 IP, two hits, one run, one strikeouts
Logan Reilly: 1.0 IP, two hits, one run, one walk
Max Mandel: 1.0 IP, one hits, one run, three walks, two strikeouts
Jake Hatch: 1.0 IP, two hits, four runs, three walks, one strikeout


WHEATON LEADERS

Jacob Studley: 5-for-5, five runs scored, home run, three RBI
Cody Cavanaugh: 2-for-3, home run, two runs scored, five RBI
Zach DeMattio: 3-for-5, three runs scored, three stolen bases
Andrew Manni: 2-for-4, two runs scored, four RBI
Nick Croteau: 2-for-5, two runs scored, home run, four RBI, stolen base


Pitching:
Gavin Reily (1-0) - 5.1 IP, eight hits, five runs, five strikeouts
Paul Prue: 2.2 IP, six strikeouts
Patrick Arter: .2 IP, two strikeouts
Zach Clesas: .1 IP


HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • • Through the opening five innings, the Lions ran into early trouble and surrendered 18 runs to the Lyons, while they were able to spread two runs in the third and fourth frames. 
  • • It was not until the bottom half of the sixth where Emerson's bats gained some steam and were able to plate three runs. 
  • Lyons pitching hit a small bump and loaded up the bases full of Lions as freshman Jake Okamoto was hit by a pitch to bring in the Lions first run of the contest. 
  • • With the bases still juiced, Hatch batted a deep two-run RBI single that landed at the left field fence and allowed both Jacey and Davolio to cross. 
  • • The sixth was the last time Emerson would bring a run across home plate as Wheaton was able to score six more runs through remanned three innings. 
  • • Emerson saw its first two batters be retired on strikes before the final out was recorded on a ground ball to the shortstop.