Baseball Falls to Coast Guard in 21-15 Final on Tuesday

Baseball Falls to Coast Guard in 21-15 Final on Tuesday


- Records: MIT (13-8-1, 5-2 NEWMAC); U.S. Coast Guard Academy (14-10, 4-6 NEWMAC)

- Scores: U.S. Coast Guard Academy 21, MIT 15 (Eight Innings)

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Fran O'Brien Field)

- The Lead: MIT jumped out to a 13-4 lead after four innings before the Bears tied the game with nine runs in the fifth and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy eventually came away with the 21-15 NEWMAC victory on Tuesday afternoon. The game was called after eight innings due to darkness as heavy rain was also beginning to spread into the area.


- Coast Guard got on top 2-0 in the first as Jeremy Lhotka homered to left for a two-run shot that scored Tom Ankers. MIT immediately took a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the inning as the Engineers had two hits, a sacrifice fly and an RBI fielder's choice in the frame.

- The Engineers added to the lead with a three-run inning in the second behind a two-RBI single by sophomore Andrew Krause (St. Louis, Mo.) and an RBI single up the middle from senior Alec Kushner (Cooper City, Fla.) to make it 7-2. After Coast Guard put up two runs in the third, MIT posted a four-run bottom of the inning behind a two-RBI double to left center by junior Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.) and added to it with a two-run homer to left from sophomore Zach Roberts (West Chester, Pa.) in the fourth.

- The Bears put up nine runs in the top of fifth behind five hits, one MIT error, one hit by pitch and one walk. Alex Cordes had the lone two-RBI hit of the inning as he doubled to right field. Overall, Coast Guard scored 17 unanswered runs to lead 21-13 after the top of the eighth before a two-run homer to left center by MIT junior Thomas Allison (Kingwood, Texas) accounted for the 21-15 final.


- For the Engineers, sophomore Tommy Hannan (San Marino, Calif.) took the loss in 2.1 innings of relief to drop to 2-3 as he allowed four runs on four hits, one walk and three strikeouts. Connor Glynn threw five innings of three-hit relief as he entered the game with a 0.57 ERA and improved to 5-0 in the victory.

- Both Krause and Allison had three-hit days for MIT and the pair combined for seven runs batted in as the Engineers had 11 hits overall. Coast Guard finished with 16 hits, led by a 4-for-5 game from Ankers as he scored five times in the win. Lhotka and Cody Fidler each had five runs batted in and the duo each had two hits.


- MIT is back at home on Wednesday, April 10th as the Engineers host Clark University for a 3:30 p.m. start.


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