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Baseball Falls In Two To Wheaton (Mass.)

Baseball Falls In Two To Wheaton (Mass.)

THE BASICS 

Game One Score: Wheaton (Mass.) 16, Emerson 6

Game Two Score: Wheaton (Mass.) 10, Emerson 4

Game One Pitching Decision: W
- Jimmy Gowen | L - Sam Knox  

Game Two Pitching Decision: W - Tommy Larason | L - Henry Schwartz

Records:
Emerson Lions (7-18, 1-11 NEWMAC) ; Wheaton (Mass.) Lyons (15-12, 9-4 NEWMAC)

Location: Danvers, Mass. (Pete Frates Diamond) 

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Lead: The Emerson baseball team suffered a pair of NEWMAC losses to the Wheaton (Mass.) Lyons on Saturday afternoon at St. John's Prep. 

 

GAME ONE: Wheaton (Mass.) 16, Emerson 6

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
IN THE BOX 

  • Sophomore Joe Paladino (Bedminster, N.J.) paced Emerson with a 3-for-5 day at the the plate along with one run and one RBI, while freshman John Gabert (Jefferson, N.J.) went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. 
  • Jared Sharkey led all players with a 6-for-5 effort in the box to go along with two runs and four RBIs, while Bryany Salkind had three RBIs and Willy Boyd finished 4-for-5 with two runs and one RBI. 


ON THE MOUND 

  • Knox took the loss for Emerson in a four inning outing that saw him allow seven runs to cross on seven hits, four walks and one strikeout. 
  • For Wheaton, Jimmy Gowen earned the win within 3.1 innings and allowed a pair of runs (one earned) on three hits, one walk and a pair of strikeouts. 


HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Through the second and third innings, Emerson put up four runs with the help of three singles and used a pair of singles from the bat of Gabert along with an RBI single into right by senior Joe Jacobs (Concord, Mass.) and senior Neil Perry's (Middleboro, Mass.) sacrifice fly to take the 4-0 lead. 
  • Emerson saw its 4-0 lead quickly by erased as the Wheaton bats put the Lions in a deep 10-4 deficit. 
  • Wheaton began its comeback in the fourth with two runs on a pair of sacrifice fly balls into center and left field from the bats of Bryant Salkind and Ryan McKeon. 
  • Walks became a nightmare for Emerson pitching in the fifth and played a contributing factor to Wheaton's eight run frame that allowed the Lyons to gain a six run lead over the hosts. 
  • An error by the second baseman and Paladino's RBI single into left helped push the Lions to within five at 11-6 after six innings in the books. 
  • The visitors were able to cross five more runs within the eighth and ninth frames as Zach Pipa retired the Lions in order to wrap the ninth. 

 

 

GAME TWO: Wheaton (Mass.) 10, Emerson 4

INSIDE THE NUMBERS 

IN THE BOX 

  • Jacobs paced Emerson at the plate and went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and senior Tim Quitadamo (Worcester, Mass.) went 2-for-4 with one run. 
  • Matt Cook and Raposo each collected three hits apiece with Cook going 3-for-6 with two runs scored and Raposo batting 3-for-5 to go with two runs and two RBIs, while Trevor Marques, Boyd and Sharkey also batted in two runs each for Wheaton. 


ON THE MOUND 

  • Schwartz surrendered seven runs within his five inning effort on 10 hits while he struck out two and walked one batter. 
  • Larason pitched seven innings and allowed Emerson to three runs (two earned) on five hits and fanned five Lions and walked two. 


HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • Wheaton tagged Schwartz with three runs in the top of the first with the help of an RBI single from Raposo, an error and a sacrifice fly that made its way into left by Sharkey. 
  • Emerson also did some scoring within its home half of the first and capitalized on an error by the right fielder that allowed Jacobs cross the first Lions run (3-1). 
  • Boyd did damage on his own within the second and fourth frames and was responsible for three of the Lyons' next four runs that bumped their lead up to 7-1. 
  • After he smacked an RBI double into center in the second, he followed it up in the fourth with an RBI single and scored on a wild pitch. 
  • Two wild pitches in the fifth and sixth innings inched Emerson back within five at 8-3 before a balk and sacrifice fly from Sharkey extended the score to 10-3 after right innings. 
  • The Lions gave themselves life within the bottom of the ninth as Jacobs sent a one out single into left and made his way home after Perry reached on a mishap in right (10-4), but Anthony Iannucci got the hosts to ground out to close out the game.


UP NEXT 

  • Emerson take on Clark next Tuesday, April 17 at 3:30 p.m. 
  • Wheaton (Mass.) steps out of conference play tomorrow afternoon and host Southern Maine at 1:00 p.m.


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