Baseball Earns 9-6 Road Victory at Worcester State

Baseball Earns 9-6 Road Victory at Worcester State

THE BASICS:

- Score: MIT 9, Worcester State 6

- Records: MIT (12-6); Worcester State (7-12)

- Location: Worcester, Mass. (Kevin D. Lyons Baseball Diamond)

- The Lead: On Wednesday afternoon in non-conference action, the MIT baseball team built an early 6-2 lead through the first three innings at Worcester State as the Engineers came away with the eventual 9-6 road win over the Lancers.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- MIT posted a two run-first behind a two-RBI double down the left field line from NEWMAC Player of the Week Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.). The Engineers followed that with a three-run third inning that was highlighted by a two-run homer to left by junior Austin Filiere (Chandler, Ariz.) as he extended his hitting streak to seven games. Each team scored three runs in the ninth as MIT improved to 10-4 on the road overall.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- MIT had 12 hits between the top five batters in the lineup, headlined by a perfect 4-for-4 outing from junior Kyler Kocher (Mesa, Ariz.). Johnston now has a 10-game hitting streak after going 3-for-5 with three RBI, while Filiere was 2-for-5 with two runs and two runs batted in. Junior Garrett Greenwood (Edmond, Okla.) scored a team-high three runs in the game while posting a 2-for-5 evening at the plate to also extend to a 10-game hitting streak. 

- For the Lancers, 10 different players collected hits as Ben Palatino and Jake Ryan each paced the team with two hits and two runs scored apiece. Palatino also reached twice via walk, while Adam Barry was also 2-for-5 with an RBI.

- Freshman Tony Rice (Colorado Springs, Colo.) got the win for the Engineers, throwing four innings of scoreless relief as he scattered just three hits with one strikeout to improve to 1-0. Matt Irzyk took the loss for Worcester State, falling to 1-2 after giving up six runs over five innings. Just one of those runs was earned though as the Lancers made five errors in the game, while Irzyk allowed eight hits overall.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns to action on Thursday, April 13th as the Engineers travel to No. 7 ranked Tufts University for a matchup beginning at 3:30 p.m. 

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