2014 MIT Baseball News

June 11, 2014
ECAC Selects Mangrum to All-Star Team
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Senior Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) added another post-season honor to his list today when the ECAC announced its 2014 Division III New England All-Stars. Mangrum was named to the first team as an outfielder.

May 30, 2014
Mangrum to Play in NEIBA All-Star Game
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After completing an outstanding playing career with the MIT baseball team, senior Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) has been selected to play in the annual New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Joe Walsh All-Star game. He will be a member of the College Division team that will take on a University Division team on June 1 in Lowell, Massachusetts.

May 21, 2014
Hesslink Selected As Rookie of the Year In New England Region
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After an outstanding season that saw him earn Pitcher of the Year honors from the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC), freshman David Hesslink (San Diego, Calif.) was named as the Rookie of the Year for the New England region by d3baseball.com.

May 17, 2014
Engineers Knocked Out of NCAA Tournament by Endicott
HARWICH, Mass. – MIT’s school record run in the NCAA Division III New England Baseball Regional came to an end this afternoon as Endicott College broke open a close game with four runs in the ninth to come away with a 7-3 victory. MIT wrapped up its impressive 2014 campaign with a 27-15 record, while Endicott improved to 34-15 with the win.

May 16, 2014
MIT Ousts Tufts With 6-4 Victory At NCAA Baseball Regional
HARWICH, Mass. – Senior Jon Rea (Palo Alto, Calif.) tallied three hits while finishing with two runs and a pair of RBIs to help lead the fifth-seeded Engineers to a 6-4 victory over third-seeded Tufts University in the 2014 NCAA Division III New England Baseball Regional this afternoon at Whitehouse Field.

May 16, 2014
MIT Holds Off St. Joseph’s at NCAA Regional, 4-3
HARWICH, Mass. – Junior Parker Tew (Chapel Hill, N.C.) swatted a two-run home run to key a three-run seventh that proved to be the difference as No. 5 seed MIT held off No. 6 seed St. Joseph’s College, 4-3, in the 2014 NCAA Division III New England Baseball Regional this evening at Whitehouse Field. MIT will move on in the tournament and play No. 4 seed Endicott College on Saturday at Noon.

May 15, 2014
Baseball Advances at NCAA Regional, Eliminates E. Conn. St.
HARWICH, Mass. – In its second game at the NCAA Division III Baseball New England Regional, fifth-seeded MIT picked up a pair of home runs that helped propel the Engineers to a 6-2 win over No. 1 seed Eastern Connecticut State University that eliminated the Warriors from the regional.

May 15, 2014
Mangrum, Hesslink Earn Spots on NEIBA All-New England Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of MIT baseball players picked up some more honors for their outstanding 2014 seasons when the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association announced its All-New England teams. Senior outfielder Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) and freshman pitcher David Hesslink (San Diego, Calif.) were both named to the second team in the selections, the first Engineers to earn spots on the squad since 2009.

May 14, 2014
MIT Drops Game One at NCAA Regionals to Endicott
HARWICH, Mass. – Fielding errors proved costly for the No. 5 seed MIT baseball team today in the squad’s first game at the NCAA Division III Baseball North East Regional as five miscues led to three unearned runs in a 6-4 loss to No. 4 seed Endicott College.

May 12, 2014
MIT Opens NCAA Tournament Play Wednesday Against Endicott
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After winning its first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title last week, the MIT baseball team leaned today where it sits in the 2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament bracket. The Engineers will be the No. 5 seed in the New England Regional, which will be played at Whitehouse Field in Harwich, Massachusetts. MIT will play No. 4 seed Endicott College in its first game on Wednesday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m.

May 7, 2014
Record Six Engineers Named to All-NEWMAC Baseball Team
BOSTON, Mass. – After winning the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship for the first time in school history, the MIT baseball team reached another milestone when six Engineers were selected to the All-NEWMAC baseball teams.

May 6, 2014
MIT Baseball Defeats Endicott at Final Home Game of the Season
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A home run by junior Phil Reiser (Alpharetta, Ga.) in the bottom of the fourth broke the scoreless tie and gave the MIT baseball team an edge over Endicott College, helping the Engineers defeat the Gulls by a score of 4-3 at their final home game of the season on Tuesday.

May 5, 2014
Engineers Top Suffolk, 8-5, in Non-Conference Baseball Action
QUINCY, Mass. -- Fresh off its NEWMAC Championship title run, the MIT baseball team registered an 18-hit offensive attack for an 8-5 victory over Suffolk University on Monday evening. Senior Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) and sophomore Nate Rodman (Corvallis, Ore.) both had three hits as the Engineers improved to 23-13 on the season.

May 3, 2014
MIT Sweeps Wheaton To Capture NEWMAC Title
NORTON, Mass. – After winning the first game of the 2014 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Championship series against Wheaton, 6-4, MIT came back to sweep the doubleheader against the Lyons with a wild-ending 12-6, 10-inning victory to win the best-of-three series and claim its first-ever NEMWAC title.

May 1, 2014
Cornwell, Tew 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. Juniors Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Parker Tew (Chapel Hill, N.C.) were selected to the Capital One Academic All-District baseball team the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced today.

May 1, 2014
Eastern Connecticut State Comes Back To Take 4-1 Win Over MIT
MANSFIELD, Conn. – MIT scored first, but No. 24 Eastern Connecticut State University overcame the early advantage by the Engineers to score a 4-1 non-conference baseball win this afternoon. MIT was held to just four hits by the Warrior’s pitching, including a pair by junior Parker Tew (Chapel Hill, N.C.).

April 29, 2014
MIT Edges Past Wesleyan, 3-2
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) broke up a no-hit bid with a home run in the seventh inning sparking a late MIT surge that led to a 3-2 victory for the Engineers over Wesleyan University in a non-conference baseball game this afternoon. Junior Jonathan Dennett (Great Neck, N.Y.) had a pair of hits and drove in both runs for the Cardinal.

April 28, 2014
NEWMAC Announces Spring Academic All-Conference Awards
BOSTON, Mass. – A league-leading 74 athletes represented MIT on the 2014 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Spring Academic All-Conference Team. The Engineers finished the year with a conference-high 166 selections, followed by Springfield College with 104.

April 28, 2014
MIT Moves To NEWMAC Finals With 6-3 Win Over Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – In the deciding game of a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) 2014 Baseball Tournament semifinal series, No. 3 seed MIT scored first and never trailed as the Engineers moved on in the tournament with a 6-3 win over No. 2 seed Springfield College this afternoon. The victory gave MIT a 2-1 series win over the Pride and a date next weekend against Wheaton College for the conference championship.

April 27, 2014
MIT Splits NEWMAC Semifinal Doubleheader With Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Pitching carried the day for both teams this afternoon as MIT and Springfield College squared off in a semifinal doubleheader of the 2014 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Tournament. The result was a split, with No. 2 seed Springfield taking the first game 3-1 and No. 3 seed MIT the second, 3-2, which will force a deciding third game in the series on Monday.

April 24, 2014
Dramatic Ninth Inning Rally Lifts MIT Past UMass Boston, 13-12
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Trailing by four runs going into the bottom of the ninth, MIT staged a dramatic rally that was capped by senior Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) driving a ball into the right centerfield gap to plate the winning run in a 13-12 win over UMass Boston. The victory improved the Engineer’s record to 17-11 while the Beacons fell to 13-17.

April 22, 2014
Gordon Slips Past MIT in Extra Innings
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – An RBI single by junior Travis Pullen (Las Vegas, Nev.) in the top of the 13th inning turned out to be the game-winning hit for Gordon College as it edged MIT, 2-1, in non-conference baseball action this afternoon. The Fighting Scots improved to 16-12 with the win while MIT dropped to 16-11 for the season.

April 19, 2014
Baseball Sweeps No. 24 Wheaton on the Road
NORTON, Mass. – After dropping the first of a three-game New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball series to No. 24 Wheaton College yesterday, MIT came back and swept the Lyons on the road, getting a 5-3 win in 10 innings before taking the second game, 5-2. Sophomore Nicholas Locascio (Naples, Fla.) and freshman David Hesslink (San Diego, Calif.) both made strong starts on the mound to help the Engineers to the sweep.

April 18, 2014
Wheaton Edges MIT, 2-1
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –It was a pitchers duel today at Briggs Field between MIT and No. 24 Wheaton College, one that saw the Lyons edge the Engineers, 2-1, in the opener of a three-game New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball series. Senior Max Ockner (Chesterfield, Mo.) and freshman Michael Bruemmel (Bridgewater, Mass.) started on the mound for MIT and Wheaton, with the pair combining to allow just one earned run over eight innings.

April 17, 2014
WPI Gets Past MIT, 5-2
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – WPI took advantage of four MIT errors to score three unearned runs that proved to be the difference in a 5-2 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball win. Freshman Mike Duclos (Greenfield, Mass.) allowed two runs on five hits over six innings to pick up the win for WPI while junior K.J. Parent (Knoxville, Tenn.) surrendered six hits and four runs, just one of which was earned, over six innings for MIT.

April 14, 2014
Wang, Mangrum Power MIT Past Curry
MILTON, Mass. – Sophomore Alan Wang (Paoli, Pa.) hurled a one-hit shutout and senior Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) tied a school record with three home runs to lead MIT past Curry College, 14-0, in a seven-inning non-conference baseball game this afternoon. The Engineers scored in every inning but one as they won their fourth straight game to improve to 14-8 while Curry fell to 6-22 with the loss.

April 12, 2014
MIT Sweeps Babson To Take NEWMAC Series
BABSON PARK, Mass. – After dropping the first of a three-game New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball series yesterday to Babson College, MIT came back and took the series today with a doubleheader sweep of the Beavers. The Engineers took game one, 5-3, and then banged out 14 hits in game two on their way to a 19-6 win.

April 11, 2014
Babson Takes 10-Inning Thriller Over MIT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A pair of strong performances by the starting pitchers highlighted the first of a three-game New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball series between MIT and Babson College this afternoon After MIT tied the game in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the ninth, Babson came back with a pair of runs in the 10th to take a 4-2 win. Senior Matt Grenier (Rochester, N.H.) tossed all 10 innings to pick up the win for the Beavers, while junior Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) sent the game into extra innings with a two-run home run in the ninth for the Engineers.

April 9, 2014
Amherst Edges MIT In Extra Innings
AMHERST, Mass. – For the fourth time this season the MIT baseball team saw a game go at least 12 innings, with today’s contest at Amherst College stretching out to 13 before the Jeffs prevailed, 6-5. Nic Meyer capped off a two-out rally in the 13th for Amherst, laying down a bunt single that scored the winning run.

April 8, 2014
Big First Inning Helps Carry MIT Past WPI, 12-7
WORCESTER, Mass. – Fueled by a pair of five-run innings, the MIT baseball team reached double figures in runs for the fourth straight game as it took a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest against WPI, 12-7. Senior Sean Karson (Orland, Fla.) had a pair of hits and drove in three runs, while junior K.J. Parent (Knoxville, Tenn.) picked up the win with seven solid innings on the mound for the Engineers.

April 7, 2014
MIT to Offer Webcasts of Baseball and Softball Games
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) has announced that it will be adding webcasting for home baseball and softball games. The first game to be broadcast is scheduled to be April 8 when the Engineers’ softball team hosts UMass Boston for a doubleheader.

April 7, 2014
Drago Gets Nod as NEWMAC Baseball Player of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – For the third time this season a member of the MIT baseball team has been honored with a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly award. Today the league announced freshman John Drago (Peoria, Ariz.) as the Baseball Player of the Week for his play in five games last week for the Engineers.

April 5, 2014
MIT Completes Series Sweep of Emerson
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT completed a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference baseball series sweep this afternoon by taking both ends of a doubleheader from Emerson College. The Engineers took the first game, 17-0, and came back to take the nightcap, 15-2.

April 4, 2014
MIT Takes Series Opener Against Emerson
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT had both its hitting and pitching in top form this afternoon as the Engineers cranked out 22 hits while holding Emerson College to just five in a 20-0 win in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference baseball contest.

April 3, 2014
Engineers Shut Out at Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield College scored a pair of unearned runs in the second inning and made it stand up as the Pride went on to take a 2-0 win over MIT in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball action. Senior Max Ockner (Chesterfield, Mo.) pitched a complete game for the Engineers, allowing just five hits while striking out six over eight innings.

April 2, 2014
Baseball Drops 5-2 Decision At Trinity
HARTFORD, Conn. – Trinity College scored three times over the first two innings and then held off a rally by MIT to score a 5-2 victory in non-conference baseball action this afternoon. Freshman John Drago (Peoria, Ariz.) had three hits and drove in a run, while senior Rob Bertucci (Belleville, Ill.) threw three innings of hitless relief for the Engineers.

March 31, 2014
Hesslink Named NEWMAC Pitcher of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – After tossing a complete game, one-hit shutout, freshman David Hesslink (San Diego, Calif.) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Pitcher of the Week today.

March 29, 2014
Pitching Carries MIT to Sweep at Clark
WORCESTER, Mass. – Solid starting pitching from sophomore Nicholas Locascio (Naples, Fla.) and freshman David Hesslink (San Diego, Calif.) led MIT to a sweep of Clark University in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball doubleheader today.

March 28, 2014
Parent Tosses Shutout Against Brandeis
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior K.J. Parent (Knoxville, Tenn.) tossed a complete-game shutout to lead MIT to a 6-0 win over Brandeis University this afternoon at Briggs Field. Parent allowed just six hits and one walk while striking out six as he recorded the first complete-game of his career. Junior Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) drove in three runs to lead the offense for the Engineers.

March 27, 2014
Southern Maine Powers Past MIT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of Southern Maine unleashed a 19-hit attack at MIT this afternoon that carried the Huskies past the Engineers, 16-4. Sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine) was 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored, while senior Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine) led the Huskies with four hits in the win. Sophomore Kendall Helbert (St. Louis, Mo.) drove in a pair of runs for MIT.

March 25, 2014
MIT Battles Springfield to 1-1 Draw
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After 14 innings of baseball that saw MIT and Springfield College combine to strand 24 runners on base, the deciding factor was the light left in the day as the Engineers and the Pride battled to a 1-1 tie in a game that was called because of darkness.

March 23, 2014
MIT Takes Two From Coast Guard
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A two-out single by junior Parker Tew (Chapel Hill, N.C.) in the bottom of 12th inning scored freshman John Drago (Peoria, Ariz.) with the winning run that gave MIT a 6-5 win over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy that completed a doubleheader sweep. The Engineers took the opening game, 3-2, over the Bears as both teams opened New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic (NEWMAC) play this afternoon.

March 17, 2014
Mangrum Named NEWMAC Player of the Week
BOSTON, Mass. – After belting out 10 hits, six of them doubles, in the first four games of the 2014 season, senior Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) was named the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Baseball Player of the Week the league announced today. It is the second time in his career that he has earned the award.

March 16, 2014
Engineers Fall In Extra Innings to Tufts
HAMPTON, Va. – For the second straight day, MIT and Tufts University hooked up in a close baseball battle in Virginia, with this one going extra innings before the Jumbos came out on top, 8-7 in 12 innings. Junior Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) had a pair of doubles among his five hits for the Engineers while Nick Barker collected four hits for the Jumbos.

March 15, 2014
Baseball Splits Pair In Virginia
HAMPTON, Va. – Playing a pair of games on its second day of action in Virginia, the MIT baseball team split its two contests, falling in the first to Tufts University, 9-5, before coming back to down St. Vincent College by a 10-3 score. Senior Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) was a combined 5-for-9 with four doubles for the Engineers, with junior Parker Tew (Chapel Hill, N.C.) banging out six hits.

March 14, 2014
MIT Baseball Opens Season With 20-Hit Attack
HAMPTON, Va. – Shrugging off the New England weather that has delayed the start of its season, the MIT baseball team opened the 2014 campaign this afternoon with a 20-hit attack that resulted in 11 runs as the Engineers scored an 11-3 win over the Apprentice School. Senior Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) and junior Parker Tew (Chapel Hill, N.C.) each had four hits and drove in three runs to lead MIT to the win.

February 18, 2014
Baseball Second in Preseason NEWMAC Poll
BOSTON, Mass. – After finishing second in the in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball tournament last season, the MIT baseball team has been selected to finish second in the 2014 league standings in the preseason poll announced by the conference. Wheaton College was picked as the favorite to win the 2014 title, with Babson College following MIT as the third-place selection in the poll.

December 5, 2013
Former MIT Baseball Coach, Fran O’Brien, Honored By ABCA
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Former MIT head baseball coach, Fran O’Brien, has been named the recipient of the Ethics in Coaching Award by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) the organization has announced. O’Brien will receive the award at the ABCA National Convention in January.