Game Preview: Baseball at Mass. Maritime

Game Preview: Baseball at Mass. Maritime

Baseball at Mass. Maritime
Thursday, March 9
Commodore Hendy Field—Buzzards Bay, Mass.

THE SERIES
Babson and Mass. Maritime will meet for the 14th time overall and the first time since 1983 on Thursday afternoon. The Beavers are just 3-10 all-time against the Buccaneers.

LAST MEETING
Mass. Maritime defeated Babson, 3-1, early in the 1983 season.

LAST BABSON WIN
The Beavers defeated Mass. Maritime, 5-2, in the second game of a doubleheader on April 4, 1981 .

SCOUTING THE BUCCANEERS
Mass. Maritime (2-0) opened its season by beating Houghton 12-6 and 8-5 in a doubleheader back on February 27 in Fort Pierce, Fla. Juniors Casey Furnas and Connor Kennedy both doubled and finished with four hits apiece, while classmate Logan Sullo and first-year Jackson Simone combined to drive in nine runs in the twin bill for the Buccaneers. First-year Andrew Auld (1-0), sophomore Brian Kwedor (1-0) and first-year Matt Smith allowed just one earned run on six hits to go along with five strikeouts and one walk in 8.1 innings pitched during the two-game set.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (1-2) is looking to halt a two-game skid after suffering its second consecutive one-run loss at then-19th-ranked Trinity (Texas) on Sunday. Sophomore Brian McHale went 4-for-5 with three RBI and junior Mark Webber was 3-for-5 with an RBI double for the Beavers, who pounded out 18 hits in a 12-11 loss to the defending national champions. McHale was 5-for-7 with a double and three walks in the series, while junior Ryan Arena went 4-for-11 with a home run and two RBI as the Green and White scored 21 runs in the three-game set. Junior Teddy Carey (1-0) and sophomore Michael Genaro each went six innings in their first starts of the year and did not allow an earned run while fanning 15 over 12.0 innings.

LEAVING THE YARD
Four different players homered during the Beavers' three-game series at Trinity, which included a grand slam by senior Jack Halpin and the first collegiate blasts by sophomores Connor Gill and Nicholas Browne.

DOUBLING UP
The Green and White, which ranked fourth in double plays per game last year, turned a pair last weekend against the Tigers.

TURNING IT LOOSE ON THE BASEPATHS
Babson swiped seven bags in three games at Trinity, led by three from sophomore Adam Ayala, who set a single-season program record with 25 steals in 2016.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers are 19-3-1 since the start of last season when outhitting their opponents.

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