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Weekly Preview: Baseball Heads Into NEWMAC Schedule

Weekly Preview: Baseball Heads Into NEWMAC Schedule

Baseball vs. Coast Guard *

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 

Danvers, Mass. | St. John's Prep

2:30 p.m. 

Live Stats 

 

Baseball at Newbury

Thursday, March 28, 2019 

Northborough, Mass. | New England Baseball Complex 

3:30 p.m. 

Live Stats 

 

Baseball at WPI*

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Worcester, Mass. 

12 & 3 p.m. 

Live Stats | Video

Live Stats | Video

 

BOSTON, Mass. - With NEWMAC play underway for the Emerson baseball team, the Lions look to pick up its first game in a trio of games both home and away against Coast Guard and WPI with a non conference meeting with Newbury mixed in. Emerson begins the week hosting Coast Guard on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. and heads out on the road for two games at Newbury on Thursday and WPI on Saturday.

 

A LOOK BACK ON THE WEEK 

  • Emerson started last week off with a tight 4-3 win under the lights against Lasell that saw junior Jack Fox (Los Angeles, Calif.) fan a career-high 14 batters. 
  • After falling to Mass Maritime on Thursday, the Lions returned home for a weekend set against New England College on Saturday and fell 10-4. 
  • NEWMAC play for the Lions began on Sunday afternoon hosting Springfield and fell in both contests. 

 

FOX NAMED LION OF THE WEEK 

  • In Emerson's 4-3 over Lasell this past Tuesday, Fox pitched 7.1 innings allowing just two runs to cross on three hits all while he sent a career-high 14 batters to the dugout on strikes in his second win of the season. 
  • Fox currently sits atop the leaderboard in the strikeout category with a NEWMAC leading 36 punch-outs. 

 

LIONS IN THE FIELD 

  • Freshman Quinton Copeland (Houston, Tex.) paces both the Lions and the NEWMAC on the base paths with 17 stolen bases with senior CJ Rogers (Guilford, Conn.) behind in fourth with 11 and freshman Josh Cohen (Corte Madera, Calif.) tied for seventh with eight. 
  • Fox leads NEWMAC pitching with 36 strikeouts within six appearances on the mound and tied for fifth with two wins. 
  • Taking the sixth spot in the hits column is freshman Louie Davolio (Shrewsbury, Mass.), who has batted 21 hits in 57 at bats alongside a conference seventh best 16 RBIs. 

 

SCOUTING THE BEARS 

  • Coast Guard (7-6 / 0-2 NEWMAC) finished last week going 2-3 in five games with its most recent win coming on March 25 in an 8-2 win over Albertus Magnus. after dropping its NEWMAC opening twin bill at Wheaton (Mass.) on Sunday.
  • Within 13 games, the Bears have plated 89 runs on a team batting average of .293 to match a .388 percentage on the bases and a .366 slugging percentage. 
  • Racking up a team-best .568 average at the plate is Jeremy Lhotka, who also paces Coast Guard with 21 hits, two home runs and 17 RBIs through 39 at bats. 
  • Connor Glynn (3-0) has picked up three wins in four mound appearances having pitched 9.1 total innings with six strikeouts while allowing eight hits. 
  • Emerson and Coast Guard met on the diamond twice in the 2018 season and split the season series. 

 

SCOUTING THE NIGHTHAWKS 

  • Newbury (1-7) is coming off two consecutive losses after dropping a pair to Husson this past Saturday and will play Bridgewater State on Tuesday afternoon. 
  • The Nighthawks have crossed 39 runs in eight games alongside a cumulative batting average of .273 and .367 on base percentage and .390 slugging percentage. 
  • Newbury boasts two players on its roster with 10+ hits with David Center leading the way with 12 hits joined by Dylan Presby with 11. 
  • Center also leads the Nighthawks in the RBI category with eight and a batting average of .480 through 25 at-bats. 
  • Joe Persechino has locked up one win for Newbury having pitched 12.0 innings allowing 19 hits and 13 runs (eight earned) while striking out seven for a 6.00 earned run average.
  • Emerson and Newbury share an 8-8 tie in the all-time series. 

 

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS 

  • WPI (13-4) begin its NEWMAC schedule on Tuesday afternoon in a meeting at Babson and are coming off a twin bill split with Plymouth State this past Saturday. 
  • The Engineers have spread 161 runs out 17 games into its 2019 schedule alongside a booming .359 team batting average to match a .555 slugging percentage and .455 on base percentage. 
  • The trio of Steven Gallagher, Tyrone Patterson and Ryan Tropeano power WPI in the batter's box with 27 hits while David Larson has driven in an Engineers high 20 RBIs. 
  • Within 59 plate appearances and 27 hits, Gallagher also paces WPI with a .458 batting average.
  • Larson has also appeared on the bump in three starts for the Engineers with a 3-0 record through 21.0 innings having allowed 16 hits and two runs while striking out two for an earned run average of .86.
  • In last season's meeting back on March 31, 2018 in Worcester, the host Engineers grabbed the conference sweep. 

 

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