No. 17 Baseball Takes Down Amherst 14-7

No. 17 Baseball Takes Down Amherst 14-7

GAME ONE: No. 17 Wheaton 14 - Amherst 7

RECORDS: Wheaton (24-6) - Amherst (14-10)

LOCATION: Amherst, Mass. (Memorial Field)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The Wheaton College baseball team returned to action Wednesday afternoon, earning a 14-7 non-conference win over Amherst College. 
  • Senior Joe Bongiovanni collected his fourth win of the season for the Lyons, going seven complete innings, giving up six runs on seven hits, while striking out one. 
  • Junior Nick Raposo finished the contest 3-for-4 from the plate with a walk and run scored, while George Mulcahey finished 4-for-5 with a walk, one RBI and three runs scored. Jacob Studley and Brody Ashley each finished 3-for-5. 
  • Ashley came around to score the first run of the game on an RBI groundout from Raposo. The Lyons lead was short-lived with Amherst responding with two runs of its own in the bottom half of the first. 
  • The Lyons recaptured the lead in the second inning on a double down the left field line from Stephen Quigley that scored Willy Boyd and Mulcahey. Wheaton plated three more runs moments later on a home run from Studley. The home run is the fourth of the season for the first year. 
  • Ashley picked up two RBI's of his own in the third with a two-out, bases-loaded single to left field. 
  • Amherst earned two runs back in the bottom of the third, making it an 8-4 contest. 
  • The fourth inning saw five more runs come across for the Lyons, starting with Jared Sharkey's team-leading 10th home run of the season. The home run picked up Raposo who led off the inning with a single to left. A wild pitch plated Wheaton's next run of the inning, followed by a bases-loaded walk before a sacrifice fly from Studley that scored Boyd. 
  • Mulcahey knocked in Wheaton's final run of the game in the fifth with a double to left center that plated Bryant Salkind
  • Amherst scored a single run in the fifth, before adding another run in the seventh and eighth. 

 THE BASICS:

  • Hits: Wheaton 19 / Amherst 8
  • Errors: Wheaton 2 / Amherst 2
  • RBIs: Wheaton 12 / Amherst 5
  • Left on Base: Wheaton 12 / Amherst 6
  • Walks: Wheaton 7 / Amherst 2
  • Strikeouts: Wheaton 8 / Amherst 3

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action Friday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m. against the MIT at Sidell Stadium. VIDEO / LIVE STATS