- Score: Endicott 14, MIT 5
- Records: MIT (21-12-1); Endicott (23-16)
- Location: Beverly, Mass. (North Field)
- The Lead: In the regular-season finale on Wednesday night, the MIT baseball team dropped a 14-5 road final at Endicott College in a game played at North Field. The two teams split the regular-season series after today's result.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- After Endicott took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second, MIT tied things up in the top of the third as junior Kevin Cuneo (Beverly, Mass.) scored on a groundout by junior David Heller (Fair Lawn, N.J.) to make it 1-1. Cuneo led off the inning with a double to left center.
- The Gulls posted a five-run third and a seven-run sixth inning, while MIT scored a single run in each inning from the second to the sixth. In the fourth, junior Austin Filiere (Chandler, Ariz.) led off the inning with a walk and scored on an RBI groundout by junior Kyler Kocher (Mesa, Ariz.). Picking up one hit with three walks, Filiere reached base for the 62nd straight game as he walked eight times in two non-conference contests vs. Endicott in 2017.
- For the game, Endicott outhit MIT by a 12-8 final and took advantage of four MIT errors to push across three unearned runs.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Cuneo and senior John Drago (Peoria, Ariz.) led the MIT offense with two hits each, while four Gulls posted two hits each. Shortstop Mike Kochiss was the leader of the offense with a 2-for-3 day with two runs scored and three walks.
- Sophomore Nick Charchut (Santa Monica, Calif.) took the loss to drop to 0-2, while Nick Quattro earned the win in 2.1 innings of relief with seven strikeouts to move to 6-3 on the season.
- MIT is back in action on May 6-7 as the Engineers travel to Babson College for the NEWMAC Championship Series. The best-of-3 series gets underway on Saturday with a doubleheader starting at Noon, followed by game three if necessary on Sunday at 1 p.m.