No. 11 Baseball Defeats Bridgewater State

No. 11 Baseball Defeats Bridgewater State

GAME ONE: No. 11 Wheaton 16 - Bridgewater State 2

RECORDS: Wheaton (26-7, 14-1 NEWMAC) - BSU (12-17)

LOCATION: Norton, Mass. (Sidell Stadium)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The Wheaton College baseball team returned to action Thursday afternoon for a non-conference contest against the Bears of Bridgewater State with the Lyons walking away with a convincing 16-2 victory.
  • Sophomore Paul Prue got the start for the Lyons, pitching the first three innings of the contest, striking out a team-high five batters. Senior Tommy Larason, who came in in the fourth, picked up the win. 
  • Zach Demattio finished the contest 2-for-2 which included an in-the-park home run, while Willy Boyd and Jacob Studley went 2-for-3. 
  • Bear starter Chris Hanna was credited with the loss after surrendering four runs on two hits after just one inning. Dominic Precopio led BSU from the plate with a 2-for-3 performance. 
  • Wheaton took a 4-0 lead in the opening frame, with Brody Ashley and Studley both coming around to score on a two-out double from Bryant Salkind after reaching on back-to-back walks. Salkind came around to score on the next at-bat courtesy of an in-the-park home run from Demattio. 
  • RBI singles from Studley and junior Nick Raposo gave Wheaton a 6-0 advantage after the first two innings. 
  • Bridgewater State earned its first run in the top of the third with David Skiendiel coming around to score on a Lewis Robinson single to right. 
  • The Bears final run of the game came around on a sacrifice fly to left from Jonathan Livolsi that gave Liam Bell time to come home. 
  • Wheaton earned both runs and some back in the home half of the fifth, starting with a two-run home run from George Mulcahey. Studley picked up an RBI later in the inning with a two-out single, which was followed by a three-run home run from Raposo. 
  • The Lyons went ahead 15-2 in the sixth, before tacking on the final run of the contest in the eighth. 

 THE BASICS:

  • Hits: Wheaton 15 / BSU 7
  • Errors: Wheaton 3 / BSU 1
  • RBIs: Wheaton 1 / BSU 2
  • Left on Base: Wheaton 8 / BSU 10
  • Walks: Wheaton 6 / BSU 3
  • Strikeouts: Wheaton 8 / BSU 10

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to action on Saturday, April 27 at MIT for a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader (12 p.m. / 3 p.m) VIDEO / LIVE STATS