Baseball Drops a 6-3 Final at No. 1 Ranked UMass Boston

Baseball Drops a 6-3 Final at No. 1 Ranked UMass Boston

THE BASICS:

- Records: MIT (1-3); No. 1 UMass Boston (3-0)

- Scores: No. 1 UMass Boston 6, MIT 3

- Location: Boston, Mass. (Monan Park)

- The Lead: In a non-conference matchup on a blustery Tuesday afternoon, the MIT baseball team dropped a 6-3 final to No. 1 ranked UMass Boston in a game at Monan Park.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Senior Garrett Greenwood (Edmond, Okla.) got the start for the Engineers and held the Beacons scoreless over the first two innings before the hosts struck for a single run in the bottom of the third. In that inning, Charlie Huegi reached on a one-out walk and advanced to second on a Kyle Boudrias single. After stealing third, Huegi came around to score on a sacrifice fly to right from Dave Murphy for the 1-0 margin. 

- The score remained that way until the top of the fifth as MIT pushed over a two-out run to tie things up. Sophomore Jared Schwait (Boca Raton, Fla.) walked and moved to second on a Greenwood single, followed by a David Heller (Fair Lawn, N.J.) single to right that brought Schwait in.

- MIT freshman Adam Katz (Mt. Kisco, N.Y.) came on in relief of Greenwood to start the sixth and the Beacons loaded the bases with no outs. Katz induced a double play that scored a single run as Murphy scored, followed by a Katz strikeout of Wanderson Pinales to get out of the jam.

- In the eighth, the Beacons put the game out of reach with a four-run inning that featured an RBI triple to center by Chris Fowler and a two-RBI single to right from Jack Harrington. The four runs were scored off of sophomore Jared Tramontano (Corona, Calif.), who came on to start the inning for MIT.

- The Engineers scored a pair of runs in the top of the ninth to try to rally, using three pinch hitters to get load the bases with two outs. Heller had a two-RBI single to right that scored junior Max Lancaster (Attleboro, Mass.) and freshman Zach Roberts (West Chester, Pa.) to pull within 6-3. UMass Boston got out of the inning on a fielder's choice out to remain unbeaten on the season. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Greenwood finished the game with a 3-for-5 outing to go along with a 2-for-5, three RBI showing by Heller. For the Beacons, Boudrias as the top hitter with a 3-for-4 day as four of the top five UMB batters had a hit.

- Katz took the loss for MIT to drop to 0-1 in two innings of relief, while Mike Doherty improved to 1-0 with the win for the Beacons. He threw three innings of two-hit scoreless relief with four strikeouts and no walks. Tylor Arruda was the UMB starter as he went five innings and allowed one run on four hits and five strikeouts. 

UP NEXT:

- MIT is back in action on Saturday, March 10th at 11 a.m. as the Engineers host Western New England University in a game that will take place at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, Mass. The game is scheduled to take place on Field 3 at the complex, which is located in the back left corner of the facility.

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