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Spring Break Preview: Baseball Begins Six-Game Florida Swing on Friday in Port Charlotte

Spring Break Preview: Baseball Begins Six-Game Florida Swing on Friday in Port Charlotte

Babson Baseball Spring Break Schedule
Snowbird Classic | Port Charlotte, Fla
Friday, March 15 vs. Ohio Wesleyan, 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 16 vs. Vassar, 12 p.m. | vs. Eastern Connecticut, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 17 vs. North Central, 2 p.m.

Gene Cusic Classic | Fort Myers, Fla.
Monday, March 18 vs. Edgewood, 12 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19 vs. Williams, 12 p.m.

SERIES HISTORY
vs. Ohio Wesleyan: Babson suffered a 13-6 loss on March 15, 2003, in its only previous meeting against the Battling Bishops.
vs. Vassar: The Beavers lead the all-time series 1-0 after defeating the Brewers, 16-3, back on March 18, 1997.
vs. Eastern Connecticut: The Beavers are 4-8 all-time against the Warriors in a series that dates back to 2004. Eastern Connecticut won the last meeting, 9-5, on March 16, 2015.
vs. North Central (Ill.): First meeting
vs. Edgewood: Babson suffered a 4-3 loss to the Eagles in the only other meeting between the programs on March 22, 2005.
vs. Williams: The Beavers are 3-1 all-time against the Ephs going back to 2004, and won the last matchup 9-8 on April 5, 2009.

SCOUTING THE BATTLING BISHOPS
• Ohio Wesleyan (4-2) is coming off a 9-5 loss to La Roche on Wednesday and will take on 2018 College World Series participant Swarthmore on Thursday.
• Junior Canyon McWilliams is 15-of-24 (.625) at the plate with six extra-base hits, six RBI and 11 runs scored, first-year Davis Graham is batting .476 with two doubles, two triples and nine runs batted in, and sophomore Austin Harper is hitting .375 with four doubles and five RBI.
• Senior Jackson Brownstein is 2-0 with a 4.76 ERA in 11.1 innings, while the team's top four relievers have given up just two hits while striking out 14 over 7.2 innings.

SCOUTING THE BREWERS
• Vassar (3-2) snapped a two-game skid with a 13-10 win over Plymouth State on Tuesday in Fort Myers.
• Sophomore Matt McGannon is 6-of-13 (.462) at the plate with three runs scored, senior Taylor Smach is batting .389 with three extra-base hits and three runs batted in, and cassmate Jesse Mulham is hitting .333 with three doubles and four runs scored.
• McGannon and junior Mitchell Mullock are both 1-0 after each allowed just one run over 5.0 innings in their first start of the year, while sophomore Patrick Fitzgerald has tossed three shutout innings out of the bullpen.

SCOUTING THE WARRIORS
• Eastern Connecticut State (1-3) snapped a three-game skid with an 11-4 victory over Scranton on Wednesday.
• First-year Matt Malcom is 6-for-11 (.545) at the plate with three doubles and four runs batted in, senior Alexander White is hitting .500 (7-for-14) with six runs scored, and junior John Mesagno is batting .400 with a double, a triple and three RBI.
• Junior John Parker struck out six and gave up two earned runs over 6.0 innings in his first start, while the trio of sophomore Jordan Federer, senior Cole Ogorzalek and junior Sam Gagnon has combined to toss six scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

SCOUTING THE CARDINALS
• North Central (3-0) begins its Florida swing on March 14 after putting up 34 runs over its first three contests in late February.
• Senior Jeremy Quade is 7-of-13 (.538) at the plate with three extra-base hits and seven RBI, classmate Matt Sutherland is hitting .364 with a double and five RBI, and sophomore Rob Marinec also checks in at .364 with a home run, two stolen bases and three RBI.
• Sophomore Charlie Klemm, who went 6-2 in 10 appearance last year, struck out seven in his first start of the year, while junior Austin Polezoes fanned six over six shutout frames in his lone start of the spring.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES
• Edgewood (0-0), which begins its season on Friday with a doubleheader against Bethel, returns 14 players after going 9-28 last season.
• Senior Bryan Sternig batted .331 with 10 doubles, 23 runs batted in and 17 stolen bases, classmate Casey Willis hit .253 with eight extra-base hits and 19 RBI, and fellow senior Ryan Fields led the team with four triples and drove in 14 runs.
• Sophomore Will Mossa went 0-2 with a 4.70 ERA and tied for the team lead with 13 appearances for an Eagles' pitching staff that finished with a 6.15 earned run average.

SCOUTING THE EPHS
• Williams opens the 2019 campaign on March 18 after going 9-21 overall and 4-8 in the NESCAC last spring.
• Junior Mike Stamas hit .321 with six doubles, a home run and 13 runs batted in, sophomore Erik Mini homered twice to go along with eight doubles and 14 RBI in 29 games, and senior Doug Schaffer batted .277 with seven extra-base hits and 13 RBI a season ago.
• Sophomore George Carroll went 1-3 with a 4.23 ERA in 44.2 innings, while senior Jack Bohen tossed two complete games and finished 3-3 with a 4.58 earned run average in nine appearances.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (1-2), which is receiving votes in the D3baseball.com poll, has been idle since suffering a 9-4 loss in the last outing of a three-game series at then-No. 3/4 Trinity in San Antonio back on March 3.
• Senior Connor Gill went 6-of-14 (.429) with a double and five runs scored, classmate Edward Lehr hit .417 (5-of-12) with a double and three runs batted in, and junior Sean Harrington batted .400 with three walks and three RBI for the Beavers.
• Senior Michael Genaro (0-1) gave up just two earned runs over 6.2 innings in the season opener on March 1, and junior Michael Nocchi fanned a career-high seven and gave up just one earned run in 6.2 frames earning a no-decision in Babson's game-two win.

DUO EARNS CONFERENCE HONORS
• Gill was tabbed as the NEWMAC Player of the Week and Nocchi was selected as the league's pitcher of the week following the Beavers' three-game series at Trinity back on March 4.

STREAKING INTO SPRING BREAK
• Gill and Lehr are riding 11- and nine-game hitting streaks, respectively, dating back to the end of last season, while junior Jake Oliger has a hit in six consecutive games.
• Lehr and Harrington both enter the trip having reached base safely in 18 straight contests.

SUCCESS IN THE SUNSHINE STATE
• Senior Max Tannenbaum, who is a native of Coral Springs, Fla., struck out six while tossing 4.2 shutout innings in five appearances out of the bullpen in his home state last spring.
• Senior Brian McHale batted .348 with three doubles, three triples and 11 runs scored in 11 starts during two trips to Florida last season.
• Harrington batted .344 in 10 games, junior Matthew Valente hit .343 in 11 outings and the duo both had four doubles and eight RBI on last year's trip south.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 57-5 going back to the start of the 2017 campaign when giving up five runs or less.

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