Engineers Drop 6-2 Non-Conference Final at No. 3 Southern Maine

Engineers Drop 6-2 Non-Conference Final at No. 3 Southern Maine

THE BASICS:

- Records: MIT (17-15-1); No. 3 Southern Maine (27-5)

- Scores: No. 3 Southern Maine 6, MIT 2

- Location: Gorham, Maine (Ed Flaherty Field)

- The Lead: In non-conference action on Sunday afternoon, the MIT baseball team dropped a 6-2 final to No. 3 ranked University of Southern Maine.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The Huskies jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second behind four hits and one MIT error as an RBI triple by Zach Quintal and an RBI single to center from Jack Sylvia that scored Quintal. MIT answered with an RBI groundout from senior Jared Schwait (Boca Raton, Fla.) in the third that scored first-year Nick Aiello (Freehold, N.J.) to make it 2-1.

- Junior Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.) tied the game in the top of the fourth as he launched a solo homer to left for his seventh home run of the season as he now ranks third in the NEWMAC in home runs and second in runs batted in with 44. 

- USM regained the lead at 3-2 in the sixth on a leadoff homer to left by Devin Warren, followed by a two-out, two-RBI single to center from Andrew Olszak that stretched the lead to 5-2. Olszak closed out the scoring with a two-out RBI double in the eighth to account for the 6-2 final.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

- Aiello was 2-for-3 with a run scored to lead MIT as the Engineers drew three walks and the MIT pitchers walked zero Huskies.

- Olszak was 3-for-5 with three RBI in the leadoff spot for Southern Maine, while Warren and Quintal each went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI. Jake Dexter was also 2-for-4 in the cleanup spot.

- Sophomore Casey Bussone (Danvers, Mass.) fell to 2-3 on the season after 3.2 innings of relief, while Ben Lambert threw the fifth and sixth innings for the Huskies and allowed no hits to move to 7-0 overall.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns to action on Monday, April 29th as the Engineers travel to Roger Williams University for a 3:30 p.m. start.

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