- Records: MIT (13-10-1, 5-4 NEWMAC); No. 14 Babson College (20-4, 9-2 NEWMAC)
- Scores: No. 14 Babson College 12, MIT 1
- Location: Babson Park, Mass. (Govoni Field)
- The Lead: Led by a complete-game three-hitter from Babson's Michael Genaro, the No. 14 ranked Beavers defeated the MIT baseball team by a 12-1 margin on Friday afternoon. The Engineers trailed 3-1 heading into the sixth before the Beavers struck for nine runs in the next two innings to take command of the first game of the three-game series.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Beavers took the 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second as Matthew Valente singled to right to lead off the inning and eventually scored on a wild pitch with one out. Babson added a single run in the fourth as Nicholas Browne singled through the left side and scored on a bases-loaded walk with two outs.
- MIT cut the lead in half at 2-1 in the top of the fifth as senior Alec Kushner (Cooper City, Fla.) reached on a Babson error and scored on a two-out RBI single up the middle from first-year Cory O'Shea (Glen Allen, Va.).
- Babson answered with a single run in the fifth by Eric Jaun, three in the sixth and then six in the seventh inning as Edward Lehr hit a grand slam to left as the Beavers took the 12-1 final.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Junior Tony Rice (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was 2-for-4 for the game, while senior Patrick Callahan (Vicksburg, Mich.) took the loss on the mound to drop to 3-1. Over five innings, Callahan gave up eight hits with three runs allowed and five strikeouts.
- Genaro moved to 4-1 on the year as he went nine innings and allowed three hits and one run with six strikeouts. Overall, Babson had 14 hits and drew six walks as Brian McHale led the way with a 3-for-6 performance with two runs scored in the leadoff spot.
- MIT is back at home on Saturday, April 13th as the Engineers close out the series with the Beavers in a doubleheader that is slated for a Noon start.