Score: MIT 5, Emerson 2
Pitching Records: W - Jared Tramontano (2-3) ; L - Jake Mitchell (0-1)
Records: Emerson Lions (8-18, 1-13 NEWMAC) ; MIT Engineers (15-9, 8-6 NEWMAC)
Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Fran O'Brien Field)
Date: April 20, 2017
The Lead: In the series finale between the Emerson baseball team and the MIT Engineers at Fran O'Brien Field, the Lions were handed a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Engineers in NEWMAC action.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Freshman Joe Paladino (Bedminster, N.J.) kicked off Emerson's half of the third with a single into center and later advanced to third on a wild pitch before junior Tim Quitadamo's (Worcester, Mass.) RBI single sailed down the third base line to plate the Lions first run.
- MIT answered with the 1-all equalizer after Austin Filiere ripped his eighth homer of the year over the right field fence in the bottom of the inning.
- Emerson threatened in the fourth with runners on the corners and zero outs, but Tramontano escaped the inning unharmed as he retired the Lions in order and concluded the inning on a fly ball.
- Within the top of the fifth, senior Connor Damiano (Randolph, N.J.) put Emerson on top, 2-1, with an RBI grounder.
- Jared Schwait made his way home on a wild pitch to plate the score 2-all before an RBI single to left from Alec Kushner followed by John Drago's double off the left field wall pushed MIT ahead by a pair at 4-2.
- After sophomore Ethan Young (Amherst, Mass.) entered the game within the sixth, MIT tagged him with their final run on Kyler Kocher's RBI double that brought Garrett Greenwood home.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Quitadamo and senior Danny Johnson (Mashpee, Mass.) each finished 2-for-4 at the plate for Emerson.
- Mitchell started on the mound for five innings where he allowed four runs to cross on six hits to match three walks and five punchouts.
- For MIT, Filiere led in the batter's box with a 2-for-4 effort with a pair of runs scored, one RBI and drew a walk.
- Tramantano was credited with the win through 6.2 innings and scattered seven hits with a pair of runs while he fanned four batters.
- Emerson wraps up its 2017 campaign with a three-game series against Babson and begins with a single game tomorrow, April 21 starting at 3:30 p.m.
- MIT heads to at Wheaton (Mass.) for three-game weekend series starting at 3:30 p.m. on Friday as well.
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