Score: Springfield 3, Emerson 1
Pitching Decision: W - Shawn Babineau (2-1) ; L - Jack Fox (2-4)
Records: Emerson Lions (8-13, 1-12 NEWMAC); Springfield Pride (13-10, 6-5 NEWMAC)
Location: Brockton, Mass. (Campanelli Stadium)
Date: April 18, 2017
The Lead: Fox punched out a season-high seven Springfield batters, but the Emerson baseball team could not scrape up a win and fell to the Pride in a 3-1 NEWMAC home tilt on Tuesday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Neither Emerson nor Springfield were able to scratch a run across through the first two frames until the Pride got on the board in the top of the third on an RBI single from Brandon Russo.
- Fox allowed Springfield to just three hits over the next four frames to hold the score at 1-0.
- The Pride tallied three hits in the top of the eighth to bring in two more runs on Chad Shade's RBI double and a sacrifice fly into center by Colin King to put the score at 3-0.
- Emerson threatened within the bottom of the inning after senior Mitch Moormann (Hollywood, Fl.) singled and junior Pablo Feldman (Mill Valley, Calif.) reach on an error at short, but reliever Jack Weinberger down the final batter on a strikeout.
- Senior Connor Damiano (Randolph, N.J.) entered in the bottom of the ninth and notched a two-out pinch hit RBI single into right to put Emerson on the board at 3-1.
- Weinberger retired the final batter of the inning on a punch out to conclude the game.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Senior Danny Johnson (Mashpee, Mass.) and junior Tim Quitadamo (Worcester, Mass.) each finished 2-for-3 and Damiano drove in the lone RBI.
- Fox tossed a complete game effort for the Lions and surrendered three runs on nine hits to match seven punch outs and zero walks.
- Peter Marsicano, Russo and Kyle Allen all notched a pair of hits with one run scored, while Russo, Shade and King drove in one run each.
- Babineau was credited with the win through his 7.2 inning outing where he allowed eight hits, walked one and struck out two.
- Weinberger wrapped up the final 1.1 innings and gave up a single run on one hit with four punc shouts.
- Emerson heads to Gordon for non-conference baseball on Wednesday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m.
- Springfield is back on the diamond on Thursday, April 20 to host Wheaton (Mass.) at 3:30 p.m.
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