Engineers Match Upstart Panthers; Pull Away, 10-6
April 13, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT (14-7) answered a five-run second inning by Plymouth State (4-15) with five runs of its own in the bottom of the frame, then trumped the Panthers with four RBI singles en route to a 10-6 victory at Briggs Field, Wednesday afternoon. The Engineers scattered the wealth with seven different players producing runs.
It was a tough start for the MIT nine, which surrendered five runs in the top of the second. Adam Kobeski delivered the first big blow with an RBI double to deep center. A sacrifice fly and a run scoring single added to the Plymouth State lead, while one of Tech's four errors on the day, gifted the Panthers another tally.
The Engineers knotted the score in the bottom half of the inning, batting around the order, despite only collecting three hits. Jason Witzberger extended his hitting streak to eight games with an RBI single, while an RBI single by Wayne Duggan capped the comeback effort.
A run scoring single by Matt Harrington pushed MIT ahead in the third; and in the fourth, Ricky Tydus delivered big with his fifth triple of the campaign. The senior centerfielder raced home on the same play after an errant throw by his Plymouth State counterpart.
The Panthers had few chances to pull even with the Engineers, as MIT's bullpen combined for four innings of hitless ball. Inhan Kang pitched two innings worth of zeroes, before giving way to Joe Yurko and Cliff Roscow to close out the game.