#3 Baseball Moves to Winners Bracket of NEWMAC Tournament With 3-1 Defeat of #2 Clark

#3 Baseball Moves to Winners Bracket of NEWMAC Tournament With 3-1 Defeat of #2 Clark

SCORE: Wheaton 3 - Clark 1

RECORDS: Wheaton (22-15), 13-4 NEWMAC) - Clark (25-12, 12-5 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: Worcester, Mass. (Granger Field)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Sophomore Quinn Krais ended the game 3-for-4 for the Lyons, while Nick Raposo went 1-for-2 with two walks. 
  • First-year Gavin Reily pitched a complete game for Wheaton, giving up just one run on five hits, while striking out eight and walking just two. 
  • Wheaton got on the board in the third with a two-out single to left that knocked in Raposo. Raposo reached with a single to left of his own. 
  • A double down the left line from senior Chris Ruocco gave Wheaton the lead, knocking in senior Matt Cook. Cook put himself in scoring position with a two-out triple. 
  • The Cougars cut the deficit in half with a run in the fifth with a double to left from Chris Radovic that plated Andrew Thibault
  • Wheaton added an insurance run in the top of the seventh to extend the lead to 3-1. Jared Sharkey doubled down the left field line, before moving to third on a Krais groundout. Sharkey came around to score moments later on a sacrifice bunt from Ryan McKeon 

THE BASICS:

  • Hits: Wheaton 12 / Clark 5
  • Errors: Wheaton 1 / Clark 1
  • RBIs: Wheaton 3 / Clark 1
  • Left on Base: Wheaton 10 / Clark 7
  • Walks: Wheaton 4 / Clark 2
  • Strikeouts: Wheaton 5 / Clark 8

UP NEXT: The Lyons move to the winners bracket of the tournament and will take on No. 1 Babson at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Babson. VIDEO / LIVE STATS