Baseball Topped By Babson On Senior Day

Baseball Topped By Babson On Senior Day

THE BASICS 

Game One Score: Babson 4, Emerson 0

Game Two Score: Babson 15, Emerson 4

Game One Pitching Decision: W
- John Floegel (3-2) | L - Jack Fox (1-7)

Game Two Pitching Decision: W -  Edward Lehr (2-2) | L - Henry Schwartz (2-7)

Records:
Emerson Lions (7-23, 1-15 NEWMAC) ; Babson Beavers (24-10, 14-3 NEWMAC)

Location: Brockton, Mass. (Campanelli Stadium)

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Lead: The Emerson baseball team fell in its final NEWMAC set of 2018 against the Babson Beavers on Saturday afternoon at Campanelli Stadium. Prior to today's contest, the Lions recognized its eight seniors including Neil Perry (Middleboro, Mass.), Nolan Megna (Buffalo, N.Y.), Jake Mitchell (Monroe, Ohio), Pablo Feldman (Mill Valley, Calif.), Henry Schwartz (Queens, N.Y.), Joey Jacobs (Concord, Mass.), Tim Quitadamo (Worcester, Mass.) and Ezra Plotkin (Ossining, N.Y.) for their dedication to the program throughout their collegiate careers.

 

GAME ONE: Babson 4, Emerson 0

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
IN THE BOX 

  • Quitadamo and junior CJ Rogers (Guilford, Conn.) each recorded one hit for the Lions.
  • Four members of the Beavers recorded two hits apiece with Mark Webber, Eric Juan and Jake Oliger each driving in one run. 

ON THE MOUND 

  • Fox lasted five innings on the bump and surrendered a pair of runs on six hits, including one home run, while he also struck out four and walked one. 
  • Flogel two hit Emerson through a nine inning outing and send nine Lions down on strike while he walked one batter. 


HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Babson grabbed the game's first lead of 2-0 after crossing a run in the third and fourth frames. 
  • After Brian McHale made his way home on a wild pitch for the first Beavers run in the third, Webber took Fox deep in the fourth with a solo shot into right.
  • From the fifth to eighth frames, solid defense and pitching from both Emerson and Babson held the game at 2-0. 
  • The Beavers threatened for more in its half of the seventh with Eric Jaun on second with no outs, but was doubled up at third after Megna launched the ball all the way from right with the Lions coming out unscathed thanks to punch out. 
  • Emerson had a busy seventh of their own and loaded up the bases after Megna drew a two-out walk, yet Flogel was able to escape the jam and got the Lions to ground out to the shortstop with the score still at 2-0.
  • It was in the top of the ninth frame where Babson broke the game open and gave themselves a pair of insurance runs on a sacrifice fly and John Oliger's RBI single into center. 

 

GAME TWO: Babson 15, Emerson 4

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

IN THE BOX 

  • Perry and Megna paced Emerson at the plate as Perry went 3-for-5 and Megna went 3-for-4 with a triple and one run scored. 
  • Quitadamo and sophomore Joe Paladino (Bedminster, N.J.) collected a pair of hits while Jacobs picked up two RBIs and Rogers drove in one with two runs scored.
  • McHale paced all batters with a 4-for-6 effort that included three runs scored and two RBIs to go with a pair of doubles. 
  • Webber followed with a 3-for-5 day on a double, hree runs scored and two RBIs, while Matthew Valente had three RBIs. 


ON THE MOUND 

  • Schwartz was tagged with the loss in a 4.1 inning outing where he gave up 10 runs on 12 hits along with a pair of walks and five strikeouts. 
  • Earning the win for Babson was Lehr, who surrendered four runs on nine runs while he fanned seven Lions and walked two. 


HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Through the opening four innings, Babson plated 10 runs to grab a commanding 10-2 lead. 
  • The Beavers' top of the first consisted of three runs crossing with heavy help from Sean Harrington's two RBI single into right before the third plated on a wild pitch. 
  • Down 4-0 after two, a single by Rogers and a mishap by the second baseman allowed Emerson to cut the lead in half at 4-2. 
  • Oliger's two-RBI single into right in the third was the start of Babson starting to expand its lead as the visitors tagged Schwartz with another four runs through the third and fourth frames. 
  • Emerson threatened in the home half of the sixth with the bases loaded and no outs, but were only able to get two runs across on a wild pitch and grounder to first with the score now at 10-4. 
  • Babson commanded the remaining four innings and were able to tag Emerson pitching with five more runs on three two-baggers that ultimately sealed the Lions' 15-4 setback.


UP NEXT 

  • Emerson will close out its 2018 season with a continuation of its game with Coast Guard on Wednesday, April 25. 
  • Babson steps out of NEWMAC play tomorrow afternoon at Keene State at 1:00 p.m.


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