2013 MIT Baseball Headlines

May 16, 2013
MIT Eliminated from NCAA Tournament by Daniel Webster
HARWICH, Mass. – MIT saw an early three-run lead erased by a four-run fifth inning and a five-run seventh as No. 8 seeded Daniel Webster College came from behind to defeat No. 5 MIT by a final of 10-4 at the NCAA Division III Regional Baseball Tournament this morning. Sophomore Parker Tew (Chapel Hill, N.C.) went 3-for-5, including a home run, for the Engineers who were eliminated from the tournament with the loss.

May 15, 2013
MIT Baseball Falls to Western New England in Game One of NCAAs
HARWICH, Mass. – No. 5 seeded MIT scored first, but back-to-back two run innings by No. 4 seed Western New England were enough to lift the Golden Bears to a 5-2 victory in the opening game of the NCAA Division III Regional Baseball Tournament this morning. Senior Max Ockner (Chesterfield, Mo.) pitched seven strong innings and sophomore Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) homered for the Engineers.

May 13, 2013
MIT Earns At-Large Bid to NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Fresh off of winning the 2013 ECAC Division III New England Baseball Championship yesterday, the MIT baseball team learned today that it has received an at-large bid to the 2013 NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament. It will be the second appearance in three years for the Engineers who were also selected in 2011. MIT, the No. 5 seed in its regional, will open NCAA play against Western New England, the No. 4 seed, on Wednesday, May 15. The regional will be played at Harwich, Massachusetts and is hosted by the ECAC.

May 12, 2013
Locascio Pitches MIT to ECAC New England Baseball Championship
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Nicholas Locascio (Naples, Fla.) hurled a complete-game, two-hit shutout this afternoon to lead No. 3 seed MIT to a 2-0 win over No. 5 seed U.S. Coast Guard Academy in the championship game of the 2013 ECAC Division III New England Baseball Championship. Locascio was named the tournament Most Outstanding Player for his efforts as the Engineers won their first-ever ECAC title.

May 11, 2013
MIT Advances To ECAC Championship By Blanking Elms, 12-0
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 3 seeded MIT pounded out 14 hits, including three doubles by freshman Kendall Helbert (St. Louis, Mo.), and senior Aric Dama (Winfield, Ill.) won his seventh game by allowing just four hits over seven innings as the Engineers ran past No. 7 seed Elms College, 12-0, in a semifinal game of the ECAC Division III Northeast Baseball Championship. MIT, which set a school record with its 26th victory of the season, will move on to tomorrow’s final against the No. 5 seeded U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

May 10, 2013
MIT Edges Mitchell, 6-4, to Advance In ECAC Tournament
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Kendall Helbert (St. Louis, Mo.) delivered a pinch-hit, two-run double in the seventh inning that lifted No. 3 seed MIT to a 6-4 victory over No. 6 seed Mitchell College in a first round game in the 2013 ECAC Division III New England Baseball Championship. The victory was also the 25th win of the season for the Engineers as they tied the school record for victories in a season. MIT will go on to play Elms College in a semifinal game tomorrow.

May 8, 2013
NEWMAC Announces Spring Academic All-Conference Awards
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A league-leading 60 athletes represented MIT on the 2013 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Spring Academic All-Conference Team. The Engineers finished the year with a conference-high 145 selections, followed by WPI with 101.

May 7, 2013
MIT to Play in 2013 ECAC Division III New England Baseball Championship
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – After completing one of the most successful regular seasons in the history of the program, the MIT baseball team will extend its season by taking part in the 2013 Division III New England Baseball Championship. Selected as the No. 3 seed in the tournament, the Engineers will begin play on Wednesday, May 8 against No. 6 seed Mitchell College at 3:00 p.m. on Briggs Field.

May 7, 2013
Four Engineers Named All-NEWMAC in Baseball; Barlow Selected as Coach of the Year
BABSON PARK, Mass. – Four members of the MIT baseball team were named to all-conference honors today when the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference released its 2013 post season honors. Junior outfielder Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) was named to the first team with senior pitchers Aric Dama (Winfield, Ill.) and Max Ockner (Chesterfield, Mo.) and sophomore outfielder Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) all receiving second team honors. In addition, head coach Andy Barlow was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year.

May 6, 2013
MIT Rolls Past Suffolk, 12-4
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT scored a run in the first inning and went on to score in four others as the Engineers cranked out an 18-hit attack in a 12-4 non-conference baseball win over Suffolk University this afternoon at Briggs Field. Junior Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) and sophomore Parker Tew (Chapel Hill, N.C.) each had three hits to lead MIT.

May 4, 2013
MIT Eliminates Babson Then Falls to Wheaton at NEWMAC Tournament
NORTON, Mass. – On the second weekend of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament, No. 2 seed MIT saw senior Max Ockner (Chesterfield, Mo.) hurl a complete-game, one-hit shutout against No. 3 seed Babson College as the Engineers scored a 5-0 victory to advance to the championship against No. 1 seed Wheaton College. In that contest the Lyons claimed the NEWMAC title, scoring a 6-3 win over the Engineers and claiming the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

May 3, 2013
Perez, Cornwell Named to Capital One Academic All-District Team for Baseball
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Two members of the MIT baseball squad have been honored for their achievements on the diamond and in the classroom this season. Senior Ricardo Perez (Vienna, Va.) and sophomore Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) were selected to the Capital One Academic All-District baseball team the College Sports Information Directors of America has announced.

May 1, 2013
Rhode Island College Holds Off MIT, 9-5
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island College scored in each of the first three innings on its way to building a 9-0 lead and then held off a furious ninth inning rally by MIT to take a 9-5 victory over the Engineers this afternoon. Senior Andrew Jeanguenat (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) drove in a pair of runs for MIT, with sophomore Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) and sophomore Phil Reiser (Alpharetta, Ga.) picking up a pair of hits apiece for the Engineers.

April 30, 2013
Brandeis Scores Walkoff Win Over MIT, 3-2
WALTHAM, Mass. – Brandies University received a one-out, walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the ninth from Liam O’Connor that lifted the Judges to a 3-2 win over MIT in non-conference baseball action. Brandeis’ starter, Mike Swedloff, held MIT in check all day and threw a complete game, three hitter to pick up the victory. Sophomore Parker Tew (Chapel Hill, N.C.) had a pair of hits and scored both runs for the Engineers.

April 27, 2013
MIT Downs Babson, Falls to Wheaton at NEWMAC Tournament
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT broke open a one-run game with five runs in the eighth inning as the No. 2 seeded Engineers took an 8-2 win over No. 3 seed Babson College in a opening round game of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference baseball tournament at Babson. Moving on to play No. 1 seed Wheaton, the Engineers saw an early 5-0 lead get away as the Lyons came back to score an 11-8 win.

April 25, 2013
MIT Comes Back to Edge UMass Boston in 11 Innings, 4-3
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth, MIT saw freshman Kendall Helbert (St. Louis, Mo.) tie the game with a two-run home run that set the stage for senior James McKinney (Wakefield, R.I.) to get the walk-off hit as his single in the bottom of the 11th lifted the Engineers to a 4-3 win over UMass Boston.

April 24, 2013
Wheaton Claims Pitchers Duel with MIT, 2-0
BROOKLINE, Mass. – With the regular season New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference baseball title on the line, MIT and No. 11 Wheaton hooked up in a pitching duel in the final game of the conference season. The two teams combined for just seven hits, with the Lyons scoring the only runs of the game before holding off a ninth inning Engineer rally to take a 2-0 victory.

April 22, 2013
MIT Stuns No. 11 Wheaton with Doubleheader Sweep
NORTON, Mass. – MIT made the race for the regular season New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference baseball title come down to a single game as the Engineers stunned No. 11 Wheaton College on its home field with a doubleheader sweep of the Lyons, taking game one 4-3 in extra innings and game two by a score of 3-2. Sophomore K.J. Parent (Knoxville, Tenn.) hit a game winning home run in the opener and senior Henry Zhu (Overland Park, Kan.) saved both games to lead MIT to the victories.

April 22, 2013
Cornwell Named NEWMAC Baseball Player of the Week
WELLESLEY, Mass. – Sophomore Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) has been named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Player of the Week for baseball the league announced today. He hit .556 in a pair of games, belting a pair of doubles and a triple while driving in four runs.

April 17, 2013
MIT Rallies Past Worcester State, 4-3
WORCESTER, Mass. – Down 3-0 going into the eighth inning, MIT scored once in the eighth and then three times in the ninth to rally past Worcester State, 4-3, in non-conference baseball action this afternoon at Rockwood Park. Junior Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) and sophomore Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) smacked back-to-back doubles in the ninth to win it for the Engineers.

April 16, 2013
Fast Start Carries MIT Past Wesleyan, 7-5
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – MIT scored three runs in each of the first two innings that propelled the Engineers to a 7-5 non-conference baseball victory over Wesleyan University this afternoon. Sophomore Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) had a pair of hits and drove in three runs for MIT.

April 14, 2013
Baseball Blanked at Coast Guard
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard received a strong pitching performance from Derek Petty that lifted the Bears to a 2-0 win over MIT in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference baseball game this afternoon. MIT also picked up a strong effort from its starter, senior Max Ockner (Chesterfield, Mo.), but the Engineers left seven runners on base as Coast Guard won the series two games to one.

April 13, 2013
MIT Splits Doubleheader with Coast Guard
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Aric Dama (Winfield, Ill.) threw a complete-game, four-hitter to lead MIT to a 12-2 win over Coast Guard in the nightcap of a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader that enabled the Engineers to spit the two games with the Bears. Senior Nate Toll (Olney, Md.) went six+ strong innings in game one that was won by Coast Guard, 2-1

April 10, 2013
Five-run Fifth Carries MIT Past Curry, 7-3
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A two-run triple by senior Ricardo Perez (Vienna, Va.) highlighted a five-run fifth inning for MIT that propelled the Engineers to a 7-3 non-conference baseball victory over Curry College. MIT trailed 3-1 going into the bottom of the fifth, but took advantage of Perez's triple and an error on the Colonels to take the lead for good in the contest.

April 9, 2013
Babson Gets Past MIT in Extra Innings, 5-2
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A bases-clearing double by senior Chris Kucher (Westwood, Mass.) broke a 2-2 tie in the 13th inning and lifted Babson College to a 5-2 victory over MIT in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference baseball action this afternoon. Senior Ricardo Perez (Vienna, Va.) had a pair of hits to lead the Engineers.

April 6, 2013
MIT Completes Series Sweep Against WPI
LEICESTER, Mass. - Eleven was the magic number for the MIT baseball team today as the Engineers scored 11 runs in each game of a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference doubleheader against WPI this afternoon. MIT had a five-run inning in game one and an eight-run frame in the second game that were keys to 11-3 and 11-5 victories that completed the three-game series sweep for the Engineers. Junior Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) drove in three runs in each game, combining to go 5-for-9 with a double and home run.

April 5, 2013
MIT Gets Past WPI, 11-7
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After spotting visiting WPI a two-run lead in the first inning, MIT came back with four in the bottom of the first and never trailed again as it took the opening game of a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference baseball series by a final of 11-7. Sophomore Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) and senior Ricardo Perez (Vienna, Va.) and three RBI apiece to lead MIT, while senior Shane Sampson (Worcester, Mass.) also drove in three for WPI.

April 3, 2013
Babson Outscores MIT, 14-4
BABSON PARK, Mass. – Babson scored at least one run in every inning in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference baseball game against MIT this afternoon as the Beavers scored a 14-4 victory over the Engineers. MIT suffered its first conference defeat this season, falling to 11-3 and 7-1 in NEWMAC play. Babson improved to 8-8 and 3-5 in the NEWMAC.

April 2, 2013
Pitching Carries MIT Past Babson, 7-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A fine pitching performance by freshman Nicholas Locascio (Naples, Fla.) and an offense that took advantage of three errors carried the MIT baseball team to a 7-1 victory over Babson College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference contest. Locascio improved to 3-0 after allowing just two hits and one unearned run for the Engineers.

March 30, 2013
MIT Takes 12-5 Win at Johnson & Wales
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – MIT banged out 12 hits and took advantage of four Johnson & Wales errors to score a 12-5 non-conference baseball victory over the Wildcats this afternoon at Pierce Field. Sophomore Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) went 3-for-5 and scored twice, with junior Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) and senior Ricardo Perez (Vienna, Va.) each driving in a pair of runs to lead the Engineers.

March 29, 2013
Engineers Fall One Run Short at Endicott
BEVERLY, Mass. – It was an old fashioned pitching duel between MIT and Endicott College this afternoon, as the starters for both team allowed just four hits each. A three-run first inning by the Gulls proved to be the difference as they survived a home run in the ninth by sophomore Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) to hang on for a 3-2 victory.

March 28, 2013
MIT Downs Amherst, 6-2
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In its first home game of the season, the MIT baseball team overcame a shaky start to the contest to take a 6-2 win over Amherst. Senior Aric Dama (Winfield, Ill.) settled down after a first inning that saw the Engineers commit three errors and pick up the win by holding the Lord Jeffs to four hits and one earned run in 7.1 innings of work.

March 26, 2013
MIT Baseball Drops First Game of the Season to Nationally Ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater
WINTER PARK, Fla. – After the first five of its six game spring trip to Florida, the MIT baseball team ran into a potent hitting attack from No. 15 Wisconsin-Whitewater that propelled the Warhawks to an 11-4 victory. Wisconsin-Whitewater scored runs in five of its last six at-bats and banged out 14 hits in the win. Senior James McKinney (Wakefield, R.I.) continued his strong spring with a 2-for-3 day while sophomore Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) had three hits for the Engineers.

March 25, 2013
MIT Holds Off Western Connecticut, 12-9
WINTER PARK, Fla. – Trailing 5-1 in the fourth inning, the MIT baseball team scored six times in the top of the fourth and then held off a ninth-inning rally by Western Connecticut State University to pull out a 12-9 win this afternoon on the Engineers spring break trip to Florida. Senior James McKinney (Wakefield, R.I.) led the MIT offense, which reached double figures in runs for a second straight game, with a 3-for-5 day with two RBI and two runs scored.

March 24, 2013
Offense Carries Baseball Past Bard, 16-1
WINTER PARK, Fla. – After starting their spring trip to Florida with a three-game sweep of Springfield, the MIT baseball team used a big day at the plate against Bard College as the Engineers powered past the Raptors 16-1 in a game stopped after seven innings due to the 10-run rule. MIT banged out 11 hits and took advantage of 10 walks issued by Bard as it set a season-high in runs and remained undefeated at 7-0.

March 23, 2013
Engineers Sweep Springfield in Florida
WINTER PARK, Fla. – For a second straight weekend the MIT baseball team picked up a sweep of its New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference foe. Playing against Springfield College in Florida as part of its spring break trip, the Engineers picked up a 6-0 victory yesterday in a rain-shortened game and then swept the Pride by scores of 5-3 and 8-0 today. The victories keep MIT undefeated in 2013 at 6-0, the best start for the program in school history.

March 18, 2013
Jindra, Mangrum Named NEWMAC Players of the Week
WELLESLEY, Mass. – After starting the season with a three-game sweep of New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference rival Clark University, the MIT baseball team swept the weekly conference awards today when the league announced that juniors Kiel Jindra (Oceanside, Calif.) and Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) were named the conference Pitcher and Player of the Week respectively.

March 16, 2013
Baseball Completes Series Sweep at Clark with Doubleheader Win
WORCESTER, Mass. – MIT continued to produce some strong pitching at the start of the season and combined it with some timely hitting as the Engineers scored a 4-1, 13-2 sweep of Clark University in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference baseball action this afternoon. In game one junior Jon Rea (Palo Alto, Calif.) drove in a pair of runs and senior Aric Dama (Winfield, Ill.) threw 5.2 innings of one-run ball to lead MIT to the victory. Junior Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) drove in three runs and senior Max Ockner (Chesterfield, Mo.) struck out six in five innings to pace the Engineers in game two.

March 15, 2013
Baseball Opens with 4-1 Win at Clark
WORCESTER, Mass. – After seeing its first three games of the season erased by bad weather, the MIT baseball team finally got the 2013 season started this afternoon with a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference game at Clark University. Sophomore Eben Bitonte (Wichita, Kan.) led the game off with a home run and junior Kiel Jindra (Oceanside, Calif.) did not allow a hit in six innings, striking out eight as the Engineers held the Cougars to just one hit in a 4-1 victory.

January 15, 2013
MIT Baseball Releases 2013 Schedule
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – With spring just around the corner, the arrival of the 2013 baseball season for MIT is not far behind as well. The Engineers will kick off the 66th season of MIT baseball in March when they host Wentworth on Wednesday, March 6 at 3:00 p.m. on Briggs Field. It will be the start of a 36-game schedule for MIT, which posted its third 20-win season out of the last four in 2012 with a final record of 22-14.

August 17, 2012
Baseball Announces 2013 Freshman Class
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Seven student-athletes will be joining the MIT baseball program as the freshman class for the 2013 season head coach Andy Barlow has announced. The group includes a pair of players from Florida as well as a pair from the West Coast that will bolster the ranks of the Engineers, who finished the 2012 season winning 11 of their last 12 games to finish 22-14.