Baseball Falls In Season Finale Doubleheader At Springfield

Baseball Falls In Season Finale Doubleheader At Springfield

THE BASICS

Game 1 Score: Springfield 8, Emerson 1

Game 2 Score: Springfield 8, Emerson 6

Game 1 Pitching Decision: W - Noah Bleakly (1-2 ) ; L - Chris Lowe (0-1)

Game 2 Pitching Decision: W - John Daley (1-1) ; L - Rory Tettemer (0-1)

Location: Springfield, Mass. (Archie Allen Field)

Date: May 1, 2021

The Lead: The Emerson baseball team saw themselves on the wrong end of its regular season finale doubleheader out at Springfield on Saturday afternoon. The Lions fell 8-1 in the first game of the day before seeing its comeback cut short in the nightcap as the visitors fell 8-6. 


GAME ONE: Springfield 8, Emerson 1

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

EMERSON LEADERS

Jake Hatch: 1-for-4

Matt Nachamie: 1-for-3

Rory Tettemer: 1-for-2, stolen base, RBI


Pitching: Chris Lowe (0-1)
- 2.2 IP, nine hits, six runs (four earned), two strikeouts

Johnny Maffei - 5.1 IP, four hits, two runs, one walk, four strikeouts

 

SPRINGFIELD LEADERS

Michael Barrett: 3-for-5, two doubles, two runs scored, stolen base, two RBIs

Jack Simonetty: 3-for-4, RBI

Jack Cooney: 2-for-4, two RBIs


Pitching:
Noah Bleakley (1-2) - 5.0 IP, three hits, one run, one walk, two strikeouts

Ben Arnold - 2.0 IP, three strikeouts

Alex Gonfrade - 1.0 IP, one strikeout

Jacob Sphur - 1.0 IP

 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

Bottom 1st: Springfield jumped on the board to start their half of the first with a pair of scores. Bleakley helped himself out at the plate with an RBI triple that was followed by Nick Fazio's RBI infield single to short. (2-0, Springfield)

Bottom 2nd: With two outs in the frame, Andrew McCarthy sent the third Pride run in on his RBI single into center to plate Michael Barrett. (3-0, Springfield)

Bottom 3rd: Emerson watched its deficit extend to six in the bottom of the third. After Fazio was hit by a pitch, he came around to cross the fourth run on Simonetty's infield RBI single. Barrett's bat upped the hosts lead up to six when he batted a two-bagger into center to plate Ryan Smith and Joe Traversa. (6-0, Springfield)

Top 5th: It was the midway point when Emerson got into the scoring mix with its first run. Both Hatch and Nachamie registered singles to begin the inning, but it was Hatch who crossed home for the Lions when Tettemer singled into center. (6-1, Springfield)

Bottom 5th: The Pride used the home half of the fifth to do some scoring of their own and brought home a pair thanks to Cooney, who smacked a two-run single into center. (8-1, Springfield)



GAME TWO: Springfield 8, Emerson 6

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

EMERSON LEADERS

Thai Morgan: 2-for-3, two doubles, one run scored, three RBIs

Quinton Copeland: 1-for-4, triple, one run scored, RBI

Josh Cohen: 1-for-3, double, two runs scored

Andre Padovani: 1-for-3, double, one run scored

Hatch: RBI


Pitching: Logan Reilly -
1.0 IP, one hit, two walks

Josh Caltabiano - 1.0 IP, two hits, one run

Benny Guevara - 1.1 IP, two hits, two runs, one walk

Ty Bourne - 3.2 IP, four hits, two runs, one run

Rory Tettemer (L, 0-1) - .1 IP, two hits, three runs 

Bryan Simmons-Hayes - .2 IP, one hit, one walk

 

SPRINGFIELD LEADERS

Cadin Maynard: 3-for-3, double, two runs scored

Ryan Smith: 2-for-2, two runs scored

Nick Fazio: 2-for-4, RBI

Conor Santoianni: 2-for-4, one run scored, RBI

Pitching: Brendan Kirck - 4.0 IP, three hits, two runs (one earned), three strikeouts

Blake Roberge - 3.0 IP, one hit, two runs, one walk, one strikeout

John Daley (1-1) - 2.0 IP, one hit, two runs, one walk

 

HOW IT HAPPENED 

Top 1st: It was Emerson who made their way onto the scoresheet first, all thanks to Morgan rocketing in the first run of the game on an RBI double that made its way into right to plate Cohen. (1-0, Emerson)

Bottom 2nd: After a one out single by Santoianni began Springfield's inning, Barrett sent a sacrifice fly out to right for the Pride's first run. (1-1, tie)

Top 3rd: Padovani started off the Lions' half of the third with a double into left and was brought in on Morgan's sacrifice fly to regain the lead. (2-1, Emerson

Bottom 4th: With runners on the corners, Springfield was able to capitalize as Cooney brought in Santoianni on a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. The hosts plated the go-ahead score one at-bat later when Bleakley batted an RBI double into center. (3-2, Springfield)

Top 5th: An Emerson defensive mishap and single into left put two runners on the bags, which proved costly for the visitors as Noah Diamond grounded out to the shortstop and allowed Simonetty to come home. (4-2, Springfield)

Top 6th: The top of the sixth saw Emerson lock up the score with two runs of its own. After Joe Colucci reached second on a wild pitch, Copeland clubbed a three-bag RBI into center to bring the Lions within one. Hatch did his part and got Copeland home on a one-out grounder to second to even the score. (4-4, tie)

Bottom 7th: Springfield claimed the lead right back in the seventh on Santoianni's RBI single into right. The Pride threatened for more with the bases juiced and two outs, but Barrett was caught stealing at second to wrap the inning. (5-4 Springfield)

Top 8th: The Lions looked to the eighth to put some runs across and were able to come away with a pair. Morgan used an RBI double to plate the equalizer and was quickly followed up with the go-ahead by Hatch flying out to left to bring in Morgan. (6-5, Emerson)

Bottom 8th: Fazio quickly got Springfield back into the game with the tying RBI single to bring in Smith. Simonetty put the Pride ahead for good when he sent a single into left that was followed by a costly bases loaded walk. (8-6, Springfield)

Top 9th: Emerson tried to keep its comeback hopes still going in the ninth, but the Pride's pitching staff got the Lions to go down in order on back-to-back grounders and a fly out to right.