BABSON PARK, Mass.— Babson College rallied from a five-run eighth inning deficit to defeat the visiting Coast Guard Academy, 7-6, in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball action on Monday afternoon at Govoni Field.
Senior Dillon Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with three RBI to lead the Beavers. Sophomore Jake Weiss was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while Murphy and senior Rob Caggiano each had one hit and scored twice.
Coast Guard broke open a 1-1 game with five runs in the top of the eighth inning. Duncan doubled down the right field line to plate senior Blake Thompson, and Wood followed with a two-run double to left for a 4-1 lead. Serna then came through with a two-run single down the right field line to make it 6-1 game.
Freshman Matt Cuneo retired the side in order in the top of the ninth, and the Green and White rallied for three runs in the bottom of the frame. Caggiano reached on an error and Ayala singled to center before both runners moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt by Weiss. Ayala scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-5, and Murphy reached on an error to put runners on the corners. Gonzalez then hit a shot to left that landed just fair to bring home the tying run in Ayala and the winning run in Murphy, who dove over the catcher to touch home plate.