Baseball Hands Springfield its First NEWMAC Loss

Baseball Hands Springfield its First NEWMAC Loss

GAME ONE: Wheaton 9 - Springfield 2

RECORDS: Wheaton (11-3, 3-0 NEWMAC) - Springfield (6-7, 2-1 NEWMAC)

LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Sidell Stadium)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The Wheaton College baseball team returned New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action Tuesday afternoon, defeating the Pride of Springfield College 9-2 at Sidell Stadium. 
  • The Lyons got a 3-for-5 performance from junior Nick Raposo, while first-years Jacob Studley and Andrew Spirito both finished 2-for-4.
  • Joe Bongiovanni earned his second win of the season after six innings of work, giving up just two runs on five hits while striking out one and walking two. First-years Zach ClesasDominic Cunha, and Andrew Manni all closed out the contest, pitching an inning apiece.
  • Springfield took an early 1-0 lead when Jack Simonetty doubled to right field, knocking in Jake Gleason
  • Wheaton countered in the bottom of the third with an RBI single to center from Raposo that brought in Quinn Krais
  • The Lyons took the lead in the fourth on an RBI single from Stephen Quigley. Manni helped Wheaton tack on another run in the fifth with a single down the right field line that drove in Raposo. 
  • Krais and Studley both picked up RBI's in the sixth, helping Wheaton take a 5-1 lead. 
  • The Pride earned a run back in the seventh, but Wheaton responded in the eighth with four runs, starting with a two-RBI single to left field from senior Jared SharkeyWilly Boyd followed later in the inning with a two-RBI single of his own that plated Sharkey and Raposo. 

THE BASICS:

  • Hits: Wheaton 15 / Springfield 8
  • Errors: Wheaton 2 / Springfield 3
  • RBIs: Wheaton 9 / Springfield 2
  • Left on Base: Wheaton 11 / Springfield 7
  • Walks: Wheaton 3 / Springfield 1
  • Strikeouts: Wheaton 4 / Springfield 9

UP NEXT: The Lyons return to Sidell Stadium on Thursday, March 28 for a 3:30 p.m. non-conference contest against Trinity (Conn.). VIDEO / LIVE STATS