GAME TWO: No. 20 Wheaton 12 - Suffolk 4
RECORDS: Wheaton (19-6, 9-1 NEWMAC) - Suffolk (17-10-1, 10-0 GNAC)
LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Sidell Stadium)
- The Wheaton College baseball team returned to Sidell Stadium Wednesday evening for a non-conference contest against the Rams of Suffolk with the Lyons earning a 12-4 win over the visitors.
- Bryant Salkind had a 3-for-4 day, finishing with three RBI, a walk and one run scored, while Nick Raposo was 3-for-5 from the plate with a walk and four runs scored.
- Senior Joe Bongiovanni picked up his third win of the season after giving up one run on six hits while striking out one.
- Wheaton got things going with a three-run first inning that saw Jacob Studley come around on a Ram fielding error before a single to left center from Salkind sent in Raposo and Jared Sharkey.
- Wheaton made it 8-0 in the bottom of the second, plating five runs on just three hits and another Suffolk error. Back-to-back bases-loaded walks scored Wheaton's first two runs of the inning, before a double down the left line from first-year Andrew Manni once again sent Raposo and Sharkey home.
- Another bases-loaded walk, this time in the fourth, put Wheaton on top 9-0.
- Suffolk finally got the board in the top of the sixth with Rich Giandrea plating a run on a sacrifice fly to left. The Rams added their final three runs of the game in the seventh, starting with a two-RBI double from Blaise Cormier, which was followed by an RBI single up the middle from Tim Brigham.
- Wheaton earned two runs back in the bottom half of the seventh with an RBI single from Sharkey and Manni.
- Quinn Krais, who pinch hit for Brody Ashley in the eighth, knocked in the Lyons final run of the game with a single through the right side that sent Willy Boyd home. Boyd led off the inning with a single to center.
- Hits: Wheaton 17 / Suffolk 10
- Errors: Wheaton 3 / Suffolk 2
- RBIs: Wheaton 12 / Suffolk 4
- Left on Base: Wheaton 12 / Suffolk 9
- Walks: Wheaton 6 / Suffolk 1
- Strikeouts: Wheaton 5 / Suffolk 3
UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to action Friday, April 12 for a 3:30 p.m. New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game at Emerson College. The game is the first of a three-game series. VIDEO / LIVE STATS