BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. – A stellar eight innings pitched by Jack Caportorto allowing only six hits and two earned runs fell short Tuesday afternoon as the Emerson Baseball Team fell 4-1 to the Mass Maritime Buccaneers. With the loss the Lions are now 0-15 on the year as Mass Maritime moves to 5-7.
The Buccaneers swung onto the scoreboard first, scratching a run across in the second and third inning to take a 2-0 lead until the Lions jumped into action as well in the fourth inning as they cut the lead in half with a run of their own.
Steven Cameron got it started for the Lions as he drew a five pitch walk to lead-off that was followed by Zach Dean getting hit by a pitch. Cal Ciarcia followed next, laying down a bunt single as EC loaded the bases with no outs. Malcolm Kelner drove in the sole RBI for Emerson with a ground out, but MMA's pitching stepped up to stop the threat with back-to-back Ks.
While Caportorto continued to do work, the Lion defense faltered as two errors in the sixth gave Mass Maritime the 4-1 lead. Emerson's offense had nothing more to say in the game as they put up only three more hits in the game to no avail.
Emerson heads back to action on Wednesday as they set to travel to St. Joe's Maine. Game one with the Monks is set for 4 p.m. in Standish, Maine.