TOPSFIELD, Mass. – A phenomenal five inning outing from Jack Capotorto and a home run from Kolby Woodfield wasn't enough to buoy the Emerson Baseball Team Sunday as they fell 11-1 and 13-2 to the Norwich Cadets. Emerson is now 1-20 on the year and 1-7 in GNAC action.
Game one saw Jack Capotorto throw two nasty innings to give the Lions the change to jump on the board first, which they did in the first inning as an error placed James Sullivan on first before a ground out by Zach Dean brought him home to make it 1-0. Norwich struck back in the third though as EC's errors cropped up, bringing in two unearned runs for the lead.
While Capotorto fought to keep Emerson in it, the offense couldn't get things rolling as finally Norwich capitalized on three more Lion errors for four runs in the fifth to edge away. Three more Cadet runs in the sixth and another two in the seventh cemented it 11-1 final.
Game two was a start for EC's Sammy Evers, but the Cadets came out strong with two doubles and another Emerson error to put up three runs in the first. In the third three runs and three hits and an error saw NU make it 6-0 after three.
The fourth saw Emerson's offense fire up a bit as a double to Cal Ciarcia was brought home on a bomb to left field by Kolby Woodfield to make it 6-2. Norwich scratched another run on the board in the fifth to answer before adding another six runs with two in the sixth and four in the seventh to pull away 13-2.
Emerson continues GNAC action this Wednesday as they travel to JWU for a doubleheader. Game one is set for 3:30 p.m. in Providence, R.I.