Lions Climb to Conference Victory Over Cougars

Lions Climb to Conference Victory Over Cougars

THE BASICS

-Score: Emerson College 5, Clark University 2

-Records: Clark (10-15, NEWMAC 2-7), Emerson (5-20, NEWMAC 1-9)

-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Granger Field)

-The Lead: The Lions of Emerson College earned their first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory with a 5-2 final over the Clark University baseball team on Tuesday afternoon at Granger field.

HOW IT HAPPENED
-With two outs in the top of the first inning, Emerson put their first run on the board when first year Louie Davolio (Worcester, Mass.) singled to right field to score sophomore Ryan McCahan (San Jose, Calif.) (1-0).

-Clark responded in the bottom of the first with a double down the right field line from senior Zach Kelley (Hadley, Mass.) that scored junior Andrew Thibault (Nashua, N.H.) to tie the game at one.

-The Lions pulled ahead in the top of the fourth when first year Quinton Copeland (Houston, Tex.) came home on a passed ball for the 2-1 lead. Copeland led off with a homerun in the sixth to extend the visitor's lead to 3-1.

-The Cougars put one more run on the board when sophomore Chris Radovic (Fairfield, Conn.) homered over the left field fence in the bottom of the seventh to bring the hosts within one, 3-2.

-Emerson sealed the deal with two more runs in the top of the ninth on an RBI single to left field from senior CJ Rogers (Guilford, Conn.) that scored sophomore Andre Padovani (Lynnfield, Mass.) and an unearned run by first year Josh Cohen (Corte Madera, Calif.) for the final 5-2 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-Kelley led the Cougars at the plate, going 2-for-3 with one RBI. Radovic finished 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored and junior Derek Lefebvre (Groton, Mass.) finished 2-for-4. The Cougars collected six hits in the setback and had five runners left on base over the nine innings.

 -Copeland finished 1-for-1 with one RBI and two runs scored for the Lions. Padovani went 2-for-4 with one run scored, Davolio was 1-for-4 with one RBI and Rogers finished 2-for-5 with one RBI for Emerson. The Lions finished with seven hits on the day.

-Senior Dan Shaw (Arlington, Mass.) falls to 0-4 on the mound for the Cougars. He pitched 4.2 innings, allowed two runs scored (1 earned), and struck out six batters.

-Junior Jack Fox (Los Angeles, Calif.) improves to 3-4 on the mound for Emerson. He struck out eight batters, allowed two hits, and one run scored over five innings pitched.

UP NEXT

-Clark heads to MIT on Wednesday, April 10th for a NEWMAC game at 3:30 p.m.

-Emerson hosts Wheaton on Friday, April 12th for a conference contest starting at 3:30 p.m.