Amherst Holds off Baseball in Regular Season Finale

Amherst Holds off Baseball in Regular Season Finale

THE BASICS

-Score: Amherst College 2, Clark University 1

-Records: Clark (25-11), Amherst (19-10)

-Location: Amherst, Mass. (Memorial Field)

-The Lead: The Clark University baseball team dropped their regular season finale in a non-conference matchup with Amherst College on Monday afternoon. The Cougars now gear up for their first game in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament on Friday with Wheaton College.

HOW IT HAPPENED

-Amherst struck first with the only two runs they would need in the bottom of the third inning. Harry Roberson's (Arlington, Mass.) hit was the third straight to start inning. Kevin Schroeder (Ridgewood, N.J.) doubled to right center to begin the frame and Max Steinhorn (Washington, D.C.) singled through the left side and then stole second to put runners at second and third. Roberson lifted a pitch off of the left field wall to plate both Schroeder and Steinhorn.

-Clark scratched out an unearned run in the top of the seventh when junior Zach Kelley (Hadley, Mass.) reached first on a strikeout and a throwing error to start the inning. The next two batters drew walks and Kelley scored on a sacrifice fly to right field by Andrew Thibault (Nashua, N.H.) (2-1).

INSIDE THE NUMBBERS

-Dan Shaw (Arlington, Mass.) (5-1) threw five innings and allowed four hits and two earned runs with two strikeouts, but suffered his first loss of the season.

- Andrew Nagel (Garden City, N.Y.) went five scoreless innings to earn his first collegiate win (1-1).

-Zach Horwitz (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) tossed three scoreless innings with three strikeouts and earned his second save of the year, while Ryan Sholtis '21 was charged with an unearned run in one inning pitched.

-Freshman Nick Guarino (New Haven, Conn.) threw three scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts for Clark.

UP NEXT

-Clark will begin play in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament on Friday with a 3:30 pm game against Wheaton College.

-Amherst has four critical New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) games left, including a make-up game against Hamilton and a three-game set this coming at Middlebury College.