Bears Drop Pair to No. 19 Babson

Tom Ankers
Tom Ankers

NEW LONDON, Conn. --  Babson, ranked 19th nationally, ran its win streak to 13 with a doubleheader sweep of Coast Guard as the Beavers beat the Bears 4-3 in the opener and 4-0 in the nightcap of the
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) twin bill.

The Beavers improve to 14-2 overall and 5-0 in conference play while the Bears drop to 9-8 overall and 1-4 in the NEWMAC.

Coast Guard is back in action on Sunday morning when they host Castleton in a doubleheader at 10 a.m. The start time has been moved up to try to beat the rain in the forecast.


Nicholas Browne's two-out RBI double in the seventh broke a 3-3 tie leading Babson to come-from-behind 4-3 win.

Michael Genaro (2-1) pitched six innings and scattered 10 hits and allowed three earned runs while fanning two to pick up the win. William Gallagher pitched two hitless innings while Max Tannenbaum pitched a hitless ninth to earn his third save of the season.

Brian McHale had three hits while Eric Jaun had a pair of doubles in the win for Babson.

Cody Fidler had a career-high three hits, going 3 for 3 while Tom Ankers also had a three hits including a double and Jeremy Lhotka had a pair of hits for Coast Guard.

Coast Guard took a 2-0 lead in the first on a two-run homer to left by Will Stephens.

Babson tied the game in the second scoring a run on a double play ground out before an RBI single by McHale.

The Bears regained the lead in the home half of the second on an RBI double off the third base bag by Ankers for a 3-2 lead.

The Beavers would tie the game in the sixth on an RBI double by Jaun before Browne broke the tie later in the inning.

PJ Gravalec (0-2) took the loss for the Bears. He went the first six innings and allowed eights and four earned runs while walking two and striking out five. Connor Glynn pitched two scoreless innings before Caskey pitched a scoreless ninth.


Michael Nocchi (2-0) allowed just two hits over eight innings and struck out eight leading Babson to the 4-0 win in game two.

Jake Oliger had three RBI's while Aidan Scott had the only extra base hit, a triple, in the game.

Brett Sullivan (1-4) was the tough luck loser as he pitched seven innings allowing five hits and just one earned run while walking one and striking out seven.

The Beavers scored an unearned run in the top of the first as a single by misplayed allowing Thomas Lapham to score all the way from first for the 1-0 lead.

Oliger added a sacrifice fly in the sixth before his fly ball to right in the eighth was misplayed into a two-run single to put the game away.

Ankers and Jon Pressley had the only hits for Coast Guard.

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