QUINCY, Mass. - In the final game of the 2012 season, the MIT baseball team defeated Suffolk University by a 5-1 score on Monday evening at Adams Field in Quincy. Sophomore Sean Karson (Winter Park, Fla.) drove in three runs with a pair of hits while senior A.J. Hansborough (Deltona, Fla.) put together a 3-for-5 effort at the plate for the Engineers who finished the year with a 22-14 overall record.
MIT staked itself to a quick 2-0 lead in the top half of the first inning with senior Torre Swanson (Redding, Calif.) leading the game off with a double down the left field line. Swanson came around to score on the next play due to a Rams' infield error that reached left field. Hansborough later muscled a single to left to plate senior Zach Carr (Chatham, N.J.) in the inning.
The Engineers would add a pair of runs later in the third as Karson's single cleared the bases and gave the visitors a 4-0 edge. MIT registered the final run of the game in the ninth inning as sophomore Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) scored from second base on a single by Karson.
Senior Chris Hendrix (Richardson, Tex.) moved to 5-1 on the mound for MIT as allowed one run on six hits through five innings of work. Sophomore Rob Bertucci (Belleville, Ill.) pitched three scoreless innings, while junior Henry Zhu (Overland Park, Kan.) threw a 1-2-3 ninth with two punchouts.
The Rams lone run of the evening came in the third inning as sophomore Devan Jones (Roslindale, Mass.) led the inning off with a single that was followed by sophomore Jake Cintolo's (Wrentham, Mass.) double. Junior Jhonneris Mendez (Boston, Mass.) drove in Jones with a sacrifice fly to centerfield.
Freshman Josh Desai (Shrewsbury, Mass.) was the tough luck loser once again on the mound for the Rams as he finished the year with a 1-4 mark. Desai allowed just one earned run in seven innings of work while striking out six.
Release Courtesy of Suffolk University Sports Information