7 | Stock Pitches Perfect Game in NEWMAC Opener at Clark
Babson junior Brooke Stock (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) struck out 13 of the 18 batters she faced on the way to recording the program's first perfect game since 2012 and just the third all-time in a 10-0 six-inning win over Clark on March 24 in Worcester. She fanned seven of the Cougars' nine starters at least once and struck out the side in the second, third and sixth innings. The no-hitter was the 12th in Babson history and the first for Stock, who threw 52 of her 69 pitches for strikes.
6 | Men's Golf Finishes Atop National Field at Royal Lakes-Oglethorpe Invitational
The Babson men's golf team posted its lowest 36-hole team score of the season and had three players record top-20 finishes on its way to finishing in a tie for first place at the Royal Lakes-Oglethorpe Invitational outside Atlanta back in early October. Junior Chris Bornhorst (West Newton, Mass.) tied for fourth place at 2-under par, while sophomore Lane Bohman (Chatham, Mass.) and first-year Burt Gesner (Severna Park, Md.) both grabbed a share of 19th position at 3-over for the Beavers, who finished atop the leaderboard with 15th-ranked Greensboro at 8-over 584. The victory, which came in a field that featured five nationally-ranked foes, propelled the program into the national rankings for the first time in school history, and was the first of four straight tournament wins.
5 | Oliger's Walk-Off Grand Slam Caps Baseball's Six-Run 10th-Inning Rally, Forces Winner-Take-All NEWMAC Final
Down to its final out trailing by three runs in the bottom of the 10th inning, Babson responded with a six-run rally capped by junior Jake Oliger's (Newtown, Conn.) first-pitch grand slam to help the Beavers edge MIT, 9-6, in the NEWMAC Tournament championship round on May 7. Senior Brian McHale (Ramsey, N.J.) cut the deficit to 6-5 with a two-run double to center, classmate Connor Gill (Sterling, Mass.) singled, and junior Sean Harrington (Walpole, Mass.) walked to load the bases setting up Oliger's heroics. The victory was Babson's third straight when facing elimination in the conference tournament, and was one of Babson's six wins on the year in its final at-bat, three of which came in extra innings.