Baseball Suffers Non-Conference Setback to Elms, 11-2

Baseball Suffers Non-Conference Setback to Elms, 11-2

Springfield, Mass. - March 31, 2016 - The Springfield College baseball program fell to Elms College in non-conference action on Thursday afternoon at Berry Allen Field. With the loss, the Pride is now 6-9-1 overall, while the Blazers, which is now tied for third in all of Division III baseball with 20 wins, improves to 20-4 with the victory.

Senior Jack Baldwin (Southampton, Mass.) got the nod for Springfield, and was chased from the game after 3.1 innings, as he gave up seven hits, eight runs, and picked up a strikeout. Ken Manero (Hudson, Mass.) came on in relief and pitched 3.2 frames, giving up just two runs and a walk, while Joey Gamache (Lebanon, Conn.) pitched the final 2.0 innings, giving up four hits and picking up a pair of strikeouts.

For Elms, Andrew Sadowski (Northampton, Mass.) picked up his fourth win of the season, as he went for 7.0 innings, giving up just seven hits and two runs, while Kyle Bartlett (Huntington, Mass.) came on in the final 2.0 frames and held Springfield hitless while fanning three.

At the plate, freshman Matt Fraioli (Stamford, Conn.) stayed hot, going a perfect 2-for-2 and picked up an RBI, while Colin King (Berlin, Conn) was 1-for-3 with an RBI as well.

Elms did most of its damage in the first two innings, as a sacrifice fly from Aedin Wadja (Lebanon, Conn.) drove in Alex Hoss (Stafford Springs, Conn.) in the top of the first, before the Blazers tacked on six more runs in its ensuing at bat.

After Elms took an 8-0 lead in the top of the fourth, the Pride began to chip away at the deficit when Fraioli walked with the bases loaded, before King singled to short, driving in Brandon Drabinski (Lisbon, Conn.) to make it 8-2, Elms.

Springfield was unable to get the bats going, as the Blazers added runs in the top of the sixth, seventh and ninth to seal the win.

Up next, Springfield will get back to NEWMAC play when it will host Wheaton for a doubleheader on Saturday, April 2 beginning at 11:30 a.m.