- Records: MIT (18-16-1); Roger Williams University (16-17-1)
- Scores: MIT 19, Roger Williams 6
- Location: Bristol, R.I. (Paolino Field)
- The Lead: In the final game before the NEWMAC Tournament, the MIT baseball team racked up 19 hits and hit three home runs in a 19-6 road win at Roger Williams University on Monday afternoon.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Hawks scored three runs in the bottom of the first before the Engineers answered with three in the second to tie the game as sophomore Andrew Krause (St. Louis, Mo.) homered to left and MIT pushed across two unearned runs.
- In the third, junior Thomas Allison (Kingwood, Texas) hit a two-run homer for his first of two on the day, while sophomore Ethan Rolland (Burke, Va.) had a two-RBI double to center. The Engineers scored three in the fourth behind a two-RBI double by Krause and five more in the fifth to make it a 15-6 game. All five MIT runs in the fifth were unearned as MIT had three hits in the frame with one Hawk error.
- Allison homered in the seventh for his second of the game and team-leading ninth of the season. Junior Matt Johnston (Portola Valley, Calif.) singled up the middle in the eighth to make it an 18-6 game, followed by an Allison RBI single to short that brought in Johnston for the 19-6 final.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- Overall, the Engineers held a 19-9 advantage in hits as seven MIT players had multiple hits. Krause was 5-for-6 with four RBI and three runs scored, coming up a triple short of the cycle. Allison was 3-for-5 with four RBI and three runs, while five Engineers had a two-hit outing. Overall, all nine MIT starters reached base successfully on the day as MIT also drew four walks.
- Senior Travis Hank (Chicago, Ill.) picked up the win for MIT with five innings of three-hit, one-run relief as he is now 2-1 on the season. Kyle Schaefer took the loss for the Hawks to fall to 2-1 as he gave up six hits and seven runs in three innings with two strikeouts.
- For Roger Williams, leadoff hitter Justin Stone had three of the team's nine hits while Joey Gulino also had a 2-for-4 outing.
- MIT opens the 2019 NEWMAC Tournament on Thursday, May 2nd as the No. 4 seeded Engineers host No. 5 seeded Springfield College for a 3:30 p.m. start. The game is a rematch of the first-round NEWMAC matchup from the 2018 Tournament.