Weekly Preview: Baseball Kicks Off April With Full NEWMAC Slate

Weekly Preview: Baseball Kicks Off April With Full NEWMAC Slate

Baseball at Coast Guard *

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 

New London, Conn. 

3:30 p.m. 

Live Stats

 

Baseball at MIT*

Friday, April 5, 2019 

Cambridge, Mass. | Fran O'Brien Field

3:30 p.m. 

Live Stats 

 

Baseball vs. MIT*

Saturday, April 6, 2019 

Danvers, Mass. | St. John's Prep

12 & 3 p.m. 

Game One Live Stats

Game Two Live Stats

 

BOSTON, Mass. - The Emerson baseball beings April with a NEWMAC heavy week filled with four games against Coast Guard and MIT. The week begins on Tuesday afternoon with a single game down at Coast Guard at 3:30 p.m. On Friday, the Lions enter a weekend series with MIT starting with a 3:30 game on Friday before a pair at home on Saturday. 

 

A LOOK BACK ON THE WEEK 

  • Emerson hosted Coast Guard last Tuesday in Danvers where the Lions nearly pulled off a comeback in a three-run seventh, but fell 9-5 to the Bears. 
  • The Lions stepped out of conference play on Thursday at Newbury and saw the bats power the Gray & Purple to a 10-2 victory in a game where freshman Josh Cohen (Corte Madera, Calif.) completed a 3-5 day at the plate with a stolen base, two runs scored and two RBIs. 
  • Emerson headed back onto the road in a weekend NEWMAC trio at WPI and shouldered a sweep to the Engineers.

 

LIONS IN THE FIELD 

  • Freshman Quinton Copeland (Houston, Tex.) paces both the Lions and the NEWMAC on the base paths with 21 stolen bases with senior CJ Rogers (Guilford, Conn.) behind in the fifth spot with 11 and freshman Josh Cohen (Corte Madera, Calif.) tied for eighth with nine.
  • Fox leads NEWMAC pitching with 39 strikeouts within seven appearances on the mound and tied for third with three wins. 
  • Tied in the ninth spot in the hits column is freshman Louie Davolio (Shrewsbury, Mass.), who has batted 24 hits in 57 at bats alongside a conference eight best 17 RBIs. 

 

SCOUTING THE BEARS 

  • Coast Guard (11-8 / 1-4 NEWMAC) have notched two consecutive wins over Castleton in a non conference twin bill sweep on Sunday.
  • Within 19 games, the Bears have plated 117 runs batting a 278 clip to match a .372 percentage on the bases, a .341 slugging percentage and have gone deep five times. 
  • Emerson and Coast Guard met on the diamond last Tuesday where the Bears snagged a 9-5 win over the Lions. 

 

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS 

  • MIT (8-6-1 / 1-1 NEWMAC) took a split with Springfield in its first NEWMAC set this past weekend with a 10-2 win before shouldering a 4-3 setback. 
  • Before this weekend's series with Emerson, MIT will play Clark on Tuesday afternoon and step out of conference play with a contest at Tufts on Thursday. 
  • The Engineers have crossed home for 108 runs through 15 games on a .259 clip to go alongside a .377 on base percentage with nine long balls and a .403 slugging percentage. 
  • Jared Schwait clocks a .397 average at the plate to lead MIT alongside his team leading 23 hits and 11 stolen bases, while Matt Johnston has knocked in 25 RBIs with five homers. 
  • Tommy Hannan and Patrick Callahan post two wins apiece with Hannan allowing 10 hits and 15 runs (eight earned) through 8.2 innings and Callahan has pitched 23.2 innings in four appearances with a 6.08 ERA. 

 

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