UMass Boston Rallies Past Baseball, 12-7

UMass Boston Rallies Past Baseball, 12-7

BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Charlie Huegi (Sandy Hook, Conn.) had two triples and was one of three players to drive in a pair of runs as UMass Boston rallied for a 12-7 victory over Babson College in non-conference baseball action on Thursday afternoon at Govoni Field.

Babson, which has dropped two straight games, is now 10-10 overall, while UMass Boston improves to 15-7 with its fifth straight win.

Senior Jack Halpin (Glastonbury, Conn.) went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, while sophomore Eric Jaun (Loveland, Ohio) drove in a season-high three runs for the Beavers.

Sophomore Kyle Boudrias (Medford, Mass.) was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI, while first-year Ryan McCormick (Cumberland, R.I.) homered and drove in a pair of runs for the Beacons, who used seven pitchers on the day. Junior Alex Carusotto (Pittsfield, Mass.) earned the win with 2.1 innings of one-run relief, and sophomore Bobby Tramondozzi (Peabody, Mass.) recorded the final six outs to pick up his fourth save.

Sophomore Brian McHale (Ramsey, N.J.) scored on a wild pitch and Halpin raced home on a sacrifice fly by Jaun to give the Green and White a 2-0 lead in the first. Jaun plated Halpin with another sacrifice fly in the third, junior David Lennon (Windermere, Fla.) scored on an error and sophomore Connor Gill (Sterling, Mass.) came home thanks to a wild pitch to give the Beavers a 5-1 advantage in the bottom of the fourth.

Despite getting just three hits, UMass Boston took advantage of an error and a pair of walks to go in front with a five-run sixth inning. Junior Chris Fowler (Barnstable, Mass.) scored on an error, classmate Eddie Riley (Quincy, Mass.) laid down a squeeze bunt to plate first-year Danny Brown (Hudson, N.H.), and Boudrias came through with a two-out, two-run single to give the Beacons a 6-5 advantage.

Huegi made it 8-5 with a two-run triple in the top of the seventh, but Babson scratched back to within a run on an RBI single by Jaun and a sacrifice fly by first-year Jake Oliger (Newtown, Conn.) in the bottom of the frame. UMass Boston extended its lead in the ninth though, scoring four times, which included McCormick's two-run blast to right for the final margin.

First-year Michael Nocchi (Manasquan, N.J.) shouldered the loss for the Beavers after giving up five runs, just one of them earned, on three hits while striking out four in 2.2 innings of relief.

Babson returns to action on Friday when it hosts MIT to open a three-game series at 3:30 p.m., while UMass Boston welcomes Eastern Connecticut State to Monan Park for a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 12 p.m.

GAME NOTES
•    The Beavers are now 23-10 all-time against UMass Boston.
•    The teams combined for 14 walks and seven hit batsmen in the game.
•    With two hits on Thursday, Halpin now has nine multi-hit games this season and moves past Dillon Gonzalez '15 for ninth place with 163 career hits.
•    Thursday's 3-hour and 16-minute game is the longest this season for the Beavers.

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