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Doubleheader Preview: No. 19 Baseball at Coast Guard

Doubleheader Preview: No. 19 Baseball at Coast Guard

No. 19 Baseball at Coast Guard
Saturday, March 30 | 12/3 p.m.
Nitchman Field | New London, Conn.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Coast Guard will meet for the 82nd and 83rd times in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers are 59-22 all-time in a series that dates back to 1978 and have swept the regular season series against the Bears in each of the last three seasons.

LAST MEETING
• Ryan Arena '18, senior Brian McHale and junior Jake Oliger all homered and 11 players recorded at least one hit as the Beavers defeated Coast Guard, 19-2, to finish off the sweep of a doubleheader on March 31, 2018, in Babson Park.
• Arena had five RBI and Oliger and senior Eric Jaun drove in three runs apiece for Babson, which scored at least one run in six of the first seven innings.

LAST COAST GUARD WIN
• Kyle Jackson drove in two runs and Colton Cannon tossed a complete-game as fifth-seeded Coast Guard downed the fourth-seeded Beavers, 6-1, in a NEWMAC Tournament quarterfinal on April 24, 2015, in Babson Park.
• Rob Caggiano '15 went 2-for-3 for the Beavers, who scored their lone run on Owen Shea's '17 single in the bottom of the second inning.

SCOUTING THE BEARS
• Coast Guard (9-6, 1-2 NEWMAC) defeated Elms, 7-6, for its third straight win on Thursday afternoon.
• Senior Will Stephens went 3-for-4 and classmates Jeremy Lhotka and Reed Jenkins drove in two runs apiece for the Bears, who had three relievers combine to throw six shutout innings out of the bullpen.
• Lhotka is batting .535 with seven doubles, two homers and 22 runs batted in, Stephens is hitting .339 with five extra-base hits and 11 RBI, and senior Jake Behne enters the day at .333 with a home run, 11 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
• Connor Glynn (4-0) has not allowed an earned run in five relief appearances, while junior Brett Sullivan has gone 1-3 with a 2.66 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 23.2 innings over four starts.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 19 Babson (12-2, 3-0 NEWMAC) extended its winning streak to 11 with a 10-7 victory at Curry on Thursday.
• Junior Alex DiMartino drove in three runs, Oliger homered and senior Connor Gill contributed three hits for the Beavers, who have not lost since March 3.
• Senior Edward Lehr is batting .380 with six doubles and 15 runs batted in, Oliger is hitting .380 with six doubles, two home runs and 18 RBI, and Gill is up to .365 with three doubles, eight RBI and 18 runs scored.
• Senior Michael Genaro is 1-1 with a 1.13 ERA in 24.0 innings, while the trio of senior Max Tannenbaum (2-0, 2 saves), junior William Gallagher (1-0) and sophomore Henry Leake have recorded 22 strikeouts in 19.0 innings of work.

IMPACT OFF THE BENCH
• First-year Thomas Lapham has started three of Babson's last four games going 4-of-11 (.364) at the plate with three doubles, two walks, three RBI and four runs scored.

HUNTING FOR BEAR
• In three career games against Coast Guard, junior Sean Harrington is 4-for-7 at the plate with a double, a triple and a home run to go along with nine RBI.
• Gill is batting .318 (7-for-22) with a double, a homer and five RBI in four games against the Bears.

BEAVER BITES
• The Green and White ranks 13th in Division III in both strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.03) and walks allowed per nine innings (2.57).
• Oliger enters Saturday's twin bill riding a 16-game hitting streak going back to last year, Jaun has a hit in 13 straight games, while McHale and Lehr have hit safely in 10 and eight outings, respectively.
• The Beavers' 11-game winning streak is currently tied for the longest in Division III along with Concordia Chicago.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers have scored nine or more runs and recorded 11 or more hits in seven of their last eight games.

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