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Baseball Upended In NEWMAC Opener

Baseball Upended In NEWMAC Opener


Scores: Game 1: Springfield 7, Emerson 1

Game 2: Springfield 11, Emerson 5

Pitching Decisions: Game 1: W: Brian Johnson (1-0) ; Jack Fox (2-1)

Game 2: Noah Bleakley (2-0) L: Sam Knox (0-3)

Date: Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Location: Danvers, Mass. (Pete Frates Diamond)


  • Brian Johnson earned the win for Springfield, striking out nine batters in a complete game, allowing one run. Johnson did not allow a hit through nine innings of work. 
  • Jack Fox took the loss for Emerson, scattering five hits over seven innings, striking out seven  batters and allowing three earned runs.
  • Quinton Copeland () had the lone RBI for Emerson.
  • Leadoff hitter Brandon Russo had two hits, one RBI, and scored three runs for the Pride.
  • Jack Cooney drove in three runs for Springfield.


  • Springfield started the scoring in the top of the first, when Brandon Russo came around to score on a Chad Shade groundout, giving Springfield a 1-0 lead.
  • Copeland grounded out to first base to bring home Joe Cuccio to score the Lions first run of the game in the bottom of the third inning.
  • The game remained tied until the top of the seventh, where Springfield brought around six runs.  The inning started with Bleakley scoring on a wild pitch.
  • After one more run came in, a Russo double down the left field line Brough home one more run.  Following Russo, a Cooney single brought home two runs, giving Springfield the 6-1 lead.
  • The Pride tacked on one more run in the top of the ninth, winning the first game 7-1.



  • Springfield opened up the scoring in the second game, with Santoianni and Jake McAneny coming around to score in the top of the third inning on a single by Cooney.
  • The Pride added two more runs in the frame on a Shade single that brought home Cooney and a Nick Fazio single that brought home Shade.
  • Emerson grabbed one back in the bottom of the fourth frame, with Ryan McCahan tripling to right field.  McCahan made it home on a Cam Beattie ground out, cutting the Springfield lead to 4-1.
  • Springfield broke it open in the top of the fifth, scoring five runs in the frame.  The runs were highlighted by a Fazio single that brought home Shade.
  • Emerson grabbed two runs in the bottom of the frame, on two singles to left field by Rogers and Davolio.
  • After adding two more runs in the bottom of the sixth, the Lions were unable to overcome the deficit with Springfield adding one more in the eighth, winning the game 11-5.


  • The Lions will stay in NEWMAC action on Tuesday when they welcome the Coast Guard Bears to Pete Frates Diamond.