Springfield Blanks Clark in NEWMAC West Division Series

Springfield Blanks Clark in NEWMAC West Division Series

THE BASICS

-The Score: Springfield College 2, Clark University 0

-Records: Clark (11-16, NEWMAC 3-8), Springfield (15-11, NEWMAC 6-5)

-Location: Worcester, Mass. (Granger Field)

-The Lead: The Clark University baseball team fell to the Pride of Springfield College in the first nine innings of a three-game New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) series this weekend. Clark hosted their Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer game today to raise awareness and collect donations for pediatric cancer.

HOW IT HAPPENED

-Springfield put up their first run in the top of the first inning. Senior Brandon Russo (Lisbon, Conn.) led off with a single to shortstop before moving into scoring position on a passed ball and stealing third. Graduate student, Mark Joao (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) earned the first RBI with a sacrifice fly to second base that sent Russo home for the 1-0 lead.

-After five scoreless innings, the Pride added their second run of the game in the top of the sixth when Joao tripled to right center to score sophomore Jack Cooney (Pittsfield, Mass.) for the final 2-0 victory.

-Springfield's defense held strong through all nine as the Cougars put runners on base in all but one inning, included a bases loaded bottom of the fifth.  

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

-Sophomore Chris Radovic (Fairfield, Conn.) finished 2-for-3 with one double to lead the Cougars at the plate. Junior Collin Porter (Brookfield, Conn.) went 2-for-5 with two doubles, senior Zach Kelley (Hadley, Mass.) finished 1-for-2 and junior Nick Jordan (Seaford, Conn.) went 1-for-4 with a double to combine for Clark's six hits on the day.

-Joao led Springfield at the plate going 2-for-3 with two RBIs while Russo finished 2-for-4 with one run scored as the Pride combined for six total hits in the victory.

-Sophomore Nick Guarino (New Haven, Conn.) pitched all nine innings for the Cougars. He struck out three batters and did not allow a single earned run as he falls to 1-4 on the season.

-Junior Zach Kerr (Niskayuna, N.Y.) earned the win on the mound for Springfield in 3.1 innings pitched. He struck out one batter and allowed one hit as he improves to 1-0 on the season. Sophomore Duncan Satterlee (Albany, N.Y.) earned his second save of the season for the Pride in two innings pitched.

UP NEXT

-Clark travels to Springfield tomorrow, April 13th, for a NEWMAC doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m.