Baseball Picks Up NEWMAC Doubleheader Sweep of Emerson

Baseball Picks Up NEWMAC Doubleheader Sweep of Emerson

THE BASICS:

 

- Score: Game One: MIT 21, Emerson 1; Game Two: MIT 6, Emerson 4

- Records: MIT (10-5, 5-2 NEWMAC); Emerson (8-8, 1-4 NEWMAC)

- Location: Brockton, Mass. (Campanelli Stadium)

- The Lead: On Saturday afternoon, the MIT baseball team earned a doubleheader sweep of Emerson College by scores of 21-1 and 6-4.

Game One
HOW IT HAPPENED:

- MIT used an eight-run fourth inning to build a 13-1 lead after four innings, adding five more runs in the seventh and three in the eighth for the 21-1 final.

- Sophomore Patrick Callahan (Vicksburg, Mich.) picked up the win for the Engineers to improve to 3-0 as he didn't allow a hit over the first six innings of play. Zach Michaud (Moorestown, N.J.) came on for the three-inning save, which was his first of the season.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Junior Kyler Kocher (Mesa, Ariz.) led the offense with a 4-for-5 outing with three runs scored and four RBI. Freshman DH Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.) was 3-for-6 with three runs and four RBI, along with a perfect 3-for-3 day from junior Max Lancaster (Attleboro, Mass.) that included four runs scored, two RBI and three walks. Junior David Heller (Fair Lawn, N.J.) also finished with three hits as he had two runs batted in and one run scored.

- Starter Cal Laird took the loss for Emerson as he gave up six hits and five runs in three innings pitched.

Game Two
HOW IT HAPPENED:

- In game two, MIT jumped out to a 5-0 lead after five innings before the Lions answered with a four-run seventh inning. The Lions scored a pair of unearned runs in the frame before sophomore reliever Jack Murphy (Pleasanton, Calif.) came on to get the Engineers out of the inning.

- MIT added a single run in the eighth for some insurance as Lancaster's RBI single to left brought Kocher in for the 6-4 final.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Senior pitcher David Hesslink (San Diego, Calif.) picked up the victory as he went 6.2 innings with five strikeouts. Murphy went the final 2.1 innings for the Engineers to earn his second save of the season. Jack Fox went the distance for Emerson, falling to 2-2 as he allowed 12 hits and six runs.

- Sophomore Jared Schwait (Boca Raton, Fla.) was 3-for-5 at the leadoff spot, while junior Garrett Greenwood (Edmond, Okla.) was 2-for-5 and Lancaster finished 3-for-4 with two RBI.  

UP NEXT:

- MIT is scheduled to be back in action on Monday, April 10th as the Engineers travel to Springfield College for a rescheduled game beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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