Baseball Wins Fourth Straight With 3-2 11-Inning Victory at Endicott

Baseball Wins Fourth Straight With 3-2 11-Inning Victory at Endicott

THE BASICS:

- Records: MIT (13-7-1); Endicott College (13-9)

- Scores: MIT 3, Endicott College 2 (11 Innings)

- Location: Beverly, Mass. (North Field)

- The Lead: Led by a 4-for-5 outing from junior Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.), the MIT baseball team pulled out a 3-2 final over Endicott College in 11 innings on Sunday afternoon. MIT has now won four straight and eight of the last 10 to move to 13-7-1 overall.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- Endicott got out to a quick 1-0 lead as Benjamin Schena came home on a wild pitch after reaching on a leadoff single up the middle. The two teams traded runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings as first-year Cory O'Shea (Glen Allen, Va.) scored on a Johnston single to left center in the fifth and junior Tony Rice (Colorado Springs, Colo.) came home on a wild pitch to tie things up at 2-2 in the seventh.

- In the top of the 11th, the Engineers put up a two-out run as Rice walked, stole second and came home on a single down the left field line by senior Jared Schwait (Boca Raton, Fla.) for the 3-2 lead. In the bottom of the inning, first-year Ben Burke (Chelmsford, Mass.) had a runner on second with two outs, but got a groundout to third to end the game and give MIT the victory. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Johnston was 4-for-5, while Rice drew two walks and was 1-for-3 with two runs scored. Schena had two hits for the Gulls and Matt Bald drew two walks for Endicott.

- Burke threw three innings of hitless relief to move to 2-0 as he struck out two, while Victor Molle fell to 0-3 in one inning as he allowed one run on one hit with one walk and three strikeouts.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns home on Tuesday, April 9th as the Engineers will host the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for a 3:30 p.m. start at Fran O'Brien Field.

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