- Records: MIT (1-3); No. 1 UMass Boston (3-0)
- Scores: No. 1 UMass Boston 6, MIT 3
- Location: Boston, Mass. (Monan Park)
- The Lead: In a non-conference matchup on a blustery Tuesday afternoon, the MIT baseball team dropped a 6-3 final to No. 1 ranked UMass Boston in a game at Monan Park.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Senior Garrett Greenwood (Edmond, Okla.) got the start for the Engineers and held the Beacons scoreless over the first two innings before the hosts struck for a single run in the bottom of the third. In that inning, Charlie Huegi reached on a one-out walk and advanced to second on a Kyle Boudrias single. After stealing third, Huegi came around to score on a sacrifice fly to right from Dave Murphy for the 1-0 margin.
- The score remained that way until the top of the fifth as MIT pushed over a two-out run to tie things up. Sophomore Jared Schwait (Boca Raton, Fla.) walked and moved to second on a Greenwood single, followed by a David Heller (Fair Lawn, N.J.) single to right that brought Schwait in.
- MIT freshman Adam Katz (Mt. Kisco, N.Y.) came on in relief of Greenwood to start the sixth and the Beacons loaded the bases with no outs. Katz induced a double play that scored a single run as Murphy scored, followed by a Katz strikeout of Wanderson Pinales to get out of the jam.
- In the eighth, the Beacons put the game out of reach with a four-run inning that featured an RBI triple to center by Chris Fowler and a two-RBI single to right from Jack Harrington. The four runs were scored off of sophomore Jared Tramontano (Corona, Calif.), who came on to start the inning for MIT.
- The Engineers scored a pair of runs in the top of the ninth to try to rally, using three pinch hitters to get load the bases with two outs. Heller had a two-RBI single to right that scored junior Max Lancaster (Attleboro, Mass.) and freshman Zach Roberts (West Chester, Pa.) to pull within 6-3. UMass Boston got out of the inning on a fielder's choice out to remain unbeaten on the season.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Greenwood finished the game with a 3-for-5 outing to go along with a 2-for-5, three RBI showing by Heller. For the Beacons, Boudrias as the top hitter with a 3-for-4 day as four of the top five UMB batters had a hit.
- Katz took the loss for MIT to drop to 0-1 in two innings of relief, while Mike Doherty improved to 1-0 with the win for the Beacons. He threw three innings of two-hit scoreless relief with four strikeouts and no walks. Tylor Arruda was the UMB starter as he went five innings and allowed one run on four hits and five strikeouts.
- MIT is back in action on Saturday, March 10th at 11 a.m. as the Engineers host Western New England University in a game that will take place at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, Mass. The game is scheduled to take place on Field 3 at the complex, which is located in the back left corner of the facility.