Game One Score: Wheaton (Mass.) 21, Emerson 1
Game Two Score: Wheaton (Mass.) 12, Emerson 1
Game One Pitching Decision: W - Mike Bruemmel (2-2) ; L - Henry Schwartz (2-3)
Game Two Pitching Decision: W - Trevor Marques (2-1) ; L - Sam Knox (2-2)
Records: Emerson Lions (8-15, 1-11 NEWMAC); Wheaton Lyons (18-8, 9-3 NEWMAC)
Location: Norton, Mass. (Sidell Stadium)
Date: April 15, 2017
The Lead: The Emerson baseball team took a pair of losses from the Wheaton (Mass.) Lyons to wrap up the NEWMAC three-game series on Saturday afternoon. Emerson had its bats silenced in a 21-2 setback before the Lions fell 12-1 in the final game.
Game One: Wheaton (Mass.) 21, Emerson 1
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Wheaton gained the 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second after Zach Goodwin-Boyd was driven in on Willy Boyd's RBI grounder.
- Two more runs crossed in the bottom of the third thanks to a two RBI two-bagger from Goodwin-Boyd to extend the lead to 3-0 in Wheaton's favor.
- An RBI single from Josh LaJoie kicked off the Lyons scoring in the fourth that was followed up by Nick Raposo's three-run bomb into left center with the lead now at 7-0.
- Wheaton sent 11 men to bat in the fifth to put Emerson in a 14-run deficit to bump its advantage to 14-0 with a seven-run inning highlighted by three RBI doubles from Matt Cook, Raposo and Tyler Walsh.
- Over the sixth and seventh frames, Wheaton added five more runs onto its score.
- Emerson crossed home its lone run in the top half of the eighth with an RBI grounder from freshman Joe Paladino (Bedminster, N.J.) to plate senior Connor Damiano (Randolph, N.J.).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Damiano finished the day 3-for-3 at the plate and a run scored.
- Schwartz took the loss in his 4.2 inning outing where he allowed 11 runs to cross (10 earned) on 14 hits, one walk and one strikeout.
- Four Lyons collected three hits, while Raposo finished 3-for-4 with a homer, double, three runs scored and four RBIs and Cook went 2-for-5 with three runs scored, double and three RBIs.
- Bruemmel notched the win and pitched seven complete innings where he gave five hits, struck out seven and surrendered zero walks.
Game Two: Wheaton (Mass.) 12, Emerson 1
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After a double into center from Walsh, Wheaton quickly took the 1-0 lead.
- The Lyons added a pair of runs within their half of the fourth on Chris Ruocco's RBI double that sailed down the left field line to go ahead, 3-0.
- Emerson pitching ran into trouble within the fifth and sixth frames and allowed two more Wheaton runs to cross on a bases loaded walk and Jared Sharkey's RBI grounder.
- In the Lions half of the seventh, a sacrifice fly from senior Clint Fontanella (Pelham, N.H.) crossed junior Nolan Megna (Buffalo, N.Y.) home to put the Lions on the board at 5-1.
- Wheaton answered with four runs in its half of the inning that consisted of a bases clearing three RBI triple by Goodwin-Boyd.
- The Lyons capped off its scoring in the eight frame with Josh Trybuch's RBI double and a pair of singles from the bats of Jimmy Gianquitti and Justin Sellar.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Three Lions notched hits for Emerson and Fontanella drove in one run.
- Starting on the mound for Emerson was Knox, who surrendered four runs on six hits with four walks and three strikeouts through 4.2 innings.
- Sophomores Jake Mitchell (Monroe, Oh.) and Noah Zimmerman (Queens, N.Y.) were on the mound for the final 3.1 innings where they allowed eight runs on seven hits, four walks and struck out three.
- Goodwin-Boyd and Boyd each collected a pair of hits for Wheaton, while Goodwin-Boyd had three RBIs on two triples.
- Marques collected the win with six innings tossed and gave up a pair of hits while he recorded eight strikeouts.
- Emerson remains at home to host Springfield on Tuesday, April 18 at 3:30 p.m.
- Wheaton takes a break from conference play against Nichols at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 17.
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