- Records: MIT (1-2); Trinity (2-0)
- Scores: Trinity 12, MIT 7
- Location: Hartford, Conn. (Murren Family Field at DiBenedetto Stadium)
- The Lead: On a sunny Monday afternoon, the MIT baseball team dropped a back-and-forth 12-7 final to Trinity College at DiBenedetto Stadium. The two teams combined for 21 hits and 18 stolen bases.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Engineers struck first with an unearned run from senior Jared Schwait (Boca Raton, Fla.). Schwait reached on a leadoff single to left and later came home on an RBI single to right from junior Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.). After the Bantams tied the game at 1-1, MIT scored the next three to seize a 4-1 advantage in the top of the third. Johnston and sophomore Andrew Krause (St. Louis, Mo.) each had RBI hits in the scoring outburst before Trinity plated five runs on three hits in the third for a 6-4 lead.
- The hosts scored three more times in the fourth inning to make it a 9-4 game as at least one team scored in each of the first six innings overall. The teams traded single runs in the fifth and then pairs of runs in the sixth to account for the 12-7 final. In the sixth, Schwait led off with an RBI double off the right field wall and later came home on a two-RBI double to center field from junior Thomas Allison (Kingwood, Texas).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Schwait was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and one RBI as he is batting .600 through the first three games. Johnston added two RBI and was 2-for-4 with three stolen bases, while Schwait added a stolen base and had two doubles.
- The Bantams were led by two hits each from Johnny Stamatis and Alex Rodriguez while three players scored three runs each and five players had two RBI each.
- Sophomore Tommy Hannan (San Marino, Calif.) took the loss for MIT to fall to 1-1 after 2.2 innings pitched. Max Barsamian went 1.2 innings in relief to earn the win for the Bantams as he allowed one run on no hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
- MIT opens the 2019 home schedule on Saturday, March 16th as the Engineers host Bates College for a non-conference doubleheader beginning at Noon.