Baseball Completes Complete Sweep of MIT With Two More Wins

Baseball Completes Complete Sweep of MIT With Two More Wins

GAME ONE: Wheaton 5 - MIT 4

RECORDS: Wheaton (18-12, 12-4 NEWMAC) - MIT (15-10, 10-5 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Sidell Stadium)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • First-year Gavin Reily picked up his fourth win of the season to remain undefeated on the year after pitching seven complete innings, giving up three runs on four hits, while striking out nine and walking just two. Jimmy Gowen pitched the eighth, while first-year Patrick Arter closed out the ninth, earning his second save of the season. 
  • Jimmy Gianquitti ended the day a perfect 3-for-3 from the plate, while Jared Sharkey finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk. 
  • Zachary Kopstein collected his second loss the season after pitching six complete for the Engineers after allowing five runs on seven hits, while walking four and striking out just two. 
  • MIT took a 1-0 lead in the visitors half of the first with Jared Schwait scoring on a Wheaton throwing error. 
  • Wheaton was about to earn the run back, plus some in the third inning, starting with an RBI flyout from Chris Ruocco that plated Willy BoydNick Raposo earned an RBI of his own later in the inning on a triple to right field that score Gianquitti, before coming around to score on the same play courtesy of an Engineer throwing error. 
  • MIT earned a run back in the fifth on an RBI single from Max Lancaster, but had it erased in the home half of the inning on a two-RBI double down the right field line from Sharkey that scored Matt Cook and Gianquitti. 
  • A sacrifice fly from Thomas Allison in the top of the eighth pulled the Engineers within two runs, while a fielder's choice in the ninth let Trey Roberts to score but that would be as close as the Engineers would get. 

THE BASICS:

  • Hits: Wheaton 9 / MIT 6 
  • Errors: Wheaton 3 / MIT 1
  • RBIs: Wheaton 4 / MIT 3
  • Left on Base: Wheaton 9 / MIT 8
  • Walks: Wheaton 5 / MIT 5
  • Strikeouts: Wheaton 2 / MIT 11

GAME TWO: Wheaton 20 - MIT 6

RECORDS: Wheaton (19-12, 13-4 NEWMAC) - MIT ((15-11, 10-6 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Sidell Stadium)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • Wheaton sophomore Trevor Marques got the start for the Lyons, before being replaced by junior Tommy Larason who was credited with the win after 3.2 innings of action. John Mikosz and Zach Pipa also saw action, closing out the contest for Wheaton. 
  • The Lyons took an early 2-0 lead on an RBI double to right from Raposo and RBI single from Salkind. 
  • MIT responded in the top of the second with three runs on a bases loaded triple down the right field line from Garrett Greenwood. The Engineers added another run in the top of the next inning with Lancaster coming around to score on a groundout from Ethan Rolland.
  • An RBI groundout from Gianquitti in the bottom of the fourth brought the Lyons within a run, before a huge fifth inning handed the lead back to Wheaton for good. 
  • The Lyons took control of the game in the bottom of the fifth with a six runs coming around on just three hits and three Engineer errors. Salkind knocked in two runs with a double down the left field line, before coming around to score moments later on a throwing error by MIT. A wild pitch let Connor Gammond score the third run of the inning. Gianquitti followed with an RBI single to the shortstop that scored Boyd, before moving around the bases throughout the inning and ultimately coming around to score by stealing home. 
  • The Engineers earned two runs in the top of the sixth, which was countered by a two run bottom of the sixth by Wheaton. 
  • Leading 11-6, Wheaton posted nine more runs before the game was over. The seventh inning saw RBI singles from Gammond and McKeon, while a fielder's choice on a Boyd at bat drove in a run. Wheaton earned RBI singles from McKeon and Boyd in the eighth, as well as an RBI double from Cook, while a fielding error by MIT allowed Wheaton's other run of the inning to score. 

THE BASICS:

  • Hits: Wheaton 15 / MIT 10 
  • Errors: Wheaton 1 / MIT 6
  • RBIs: Wheaton 15 / MIT 5
  • Left on Base: Wheaton 13 / MIT 9
  • Walks: Wheaton 10 / MIT 10
  • Strikeouts: Wheaton 10 / MIT 7

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to the field on Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m. for a non-conference game against Amherst at Sidell Stadium. VIDEO / LIVE STATS