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UMass baseball takes advantage of errors in win

Published: 5/14/2019 8:44:18 PM

The UMass baseball team took advantage of Fairfield’s mistakes to score three runs in the fifth inning and defeat the Stags, 6-3, at Earl Lorden Field on Tuesday.

The Minutemen (18-24) scored their first run of the frame on an error by the shortstop that allowed Logan Greene to reach base and then advance to second while Anthony Videtto came around to score. Nick Grabeck then uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Nolan Kessinger to score, setting the table for Ryan Lever’s sacrifice bunt that scored Videtto.

UMass fell behind 3-0 after two innings, but dented the scoreboard in the third on back-to-back RBI singles from Eddy Hart and Videtto. It tied the game in the fourth when Collin Shapiro grounded into a fielder’s choice in the fourth inning.

The Minutemen will close out the regular season with a three-game series with Saint Joseph’s from Thursday to Saturday in Amherst. UMass needs to sweep the Hawks and have Richmond sweep its three-game set with Saint Louis in order to qualify for the Atlantic 10 Tournament next week at Fordham.

New England College qualifies for NCAA Tournament — Several local athletes will play in the NCAA Division III baseball tournament on Friday when New England College travels to Southern Maine to open regional action. The Pilgrims will face the hosts at noon in the opening game of the double-elimination regional, which also features MIT and Oswego State.

The Pilgrims are led offensively by Hopkins Academy graduate Evan Delaney, who has belted seven home runs with 40 RBIs while hitting .408 on the season. On the mound, Amherst Regional grad Jameson Carey is 2-2 with a 2.17 ERA in eight appearances with three starts.

Fellow Amherst Regional product Selah Dalomba is also on the roster, having appeared in eight games on the mound with a 9.00 ERA with seven strikeouts in nine total innings.

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