Baseball Rallies From Early Deficit For 10-6 Road Win at Coast Guard

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THE BASICS: 

- Records: MIT (14-12-1, 6-6 NEWMAC); U.S. Coast Guard Academy (14-14, 4-10 NEWMAC)

- Scores: MIT 10, U.S. Coast Guard Academy 6

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

- The Lead: Rallying from a 4-0 early deficit, the MIT baseball team picked up a 10-6 road win over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Tuesday afternoon to complete the two games with the Bears.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The Bears took a 4-0 lead early before the Engineers got on the board in the top of the third on an RBI fielder's choice by junior Thomas Allison (Kingwood, Texas) that scored first-year Cory O'Shea (Glen Allen, Va.).

- MIT took the lead for good with a six-run fifth inning that featured three hits and four walks to go in front at 7-4. An RBI triple to center field highlighted the inning as senior Jared Schwait (Boca Raton, Fla.) scored on the play.

- Allison came on to pitch for MIT in the fifth and went the final five innings to pick up the save. He allowed single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to get the Bears within 7-6 before a bases-loaded walk by sophomore Zach Roberts (West Chester, Pa.) and a two-RBI single to left by O'Shea in the eighth accounted for the 10-6 final score. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Senior Travis Hank (Chicago, Ill.) was awarded the win with a scoreless inning of play with one strikeout to move to 1-0 overall. Dan Finn took the loss for Coast Guard, lasting just 0.1 innings with four runs and three walks to fall to 0-2.

- Four Engineers had two hits each, led by a 2-for-4 effort with three RBI and two runs scored from O'Shea. Overall, MIT outhit the Bears 10-6 and drew 12 walks to go along with four extra-base hits. Tom Ankers was the top performer for Coast Guard, going 3-for-5 with two RBI in the number two spot.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns to the field on Wednesday, April 17th as the Engineers host WPI for a single game beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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