May 27, 2009
Aizenstadt, Besinger Garner All-New England Second Team Honors
After guiding the Babson College baseball team to its second NEWMAC Championship and NCAA Tournament berth this spring, sophomore pitcher Andrew Aizenstadt (Norwell, Mass.) and sophomore second baseman Billy Besinger (Milton, Mass.) have both received All-New England honors. Both were named All-Region Second Team by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), while Aisenstdt also garnered Second Team status from the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA).
May 15, 2009
Husson Eliminates Baseball from NCAA Tournament, 10-6
The first seven batters of the fourth inning collected hits with Ethan Guerette (Wales, ME) clearing the bass with a single in the gap as the seventh-seeded Husson College baseball team remained alive in the 2009 NCAA Division III New England Regional Tournament with a 10-6 win over eighth-seeded Babson College Friday afternoon at the Eastern Baseball Stadium. The loss eliminates Babson (23-29) and sends Husson (33-13) against either second-seeded University of Southern Maine or top-seeded Eastern Connecticut Saturday at 11 a.m. The USM-Eastern winner faces Husson and the loser becomes the fourth team to be eliminated in the original field of eight.
May 14, 2009
WPI Hands Baseball First Loss, 15-5, In NCAA New England Regional
Fourth-seeded WPI scored seven runs in the top of the fifth inning to break the game open in an eventual 15-5 victory over eighth-seeded Babson College in a winners bracket matchup in the NCAA Division III Baseball Tournament New England Regional at Eastern Connecticut State on Thursday evening. With the loss, the Beavers (23-19) will now play seventh-seeded Husson University in an elimination game on Friday at 1:15 p.m. WPI will take on the winner of Fridays morning contest between #2 Southern Maine and #3 Trinity at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Friday night. Sophomore Billy Besinger (Milton, Mass.) went 2-for-5 with a run scored in defeat for Babson, marking his team-leading 22nd multi-hit game of the season. It also gave him 68 total hits for the year, tying the programs single-season record also held by Babson great Kevin Higa 03.
May 13, 2009
Aizenstadt Hurls Babson Baseball To 10-6 Win Over #3 ECSU in NCAA Tournament
Sophomore pitcher Andrew Aizenstadt (Norwell, Mass.) struck out 10 in a complete-game victory and first-year catcher Sean Cleary (Milton, Mass.) had a grand slam and five RBIs to lead the eighth-seeded Babson College baseball team to a 10-6 upset win over top-seeded host Eastern Connecticut State University in game two of the NCAA Division III Tournament Double-Elimination New England Regional on Wednesday afternoon. It was the first-ever NCAA Tournament victory for the Beavers (23-18), who are making the second national tourney appearance in program history. Babson will now play fellow New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe WPI, seeded fourth in the eight-team bracket, in game seven of the tournament on Thursday at approximately 4:30 p.m.
May 12, 2009
Baseball Seeded Eighth In NCAA Tournament New England Regional
The NCAA announced its official 2009 Division III Baseball Tournament field on Monday, and Babson College has been seeded eighth in the New England Regional at Eastern Connecticut State University. The Beavers will open the eight-team double-elimination bracket by facing the host Warriors on Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. This is the Beavers' second NCAA Tournament appearance, with the first coming in 2004. Babson earned a spot in this year's field by winning its second New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship two weeks ago.
May 4, 2009
Babson Celebrates Class of 2009 At 28th Annual Senior Awards Banquet
The Babson College Athletics Department held its 28th Annual Senior Awards Banquet on Friday night, where a total of seven individuals were honored. Mens Soccer senior Tim Winn (Sutton, Mass.) was named Male Athlete of the Class, while womens lacrosse senior Jackie Godfrey (Franklin, Mass.) was selected as the Female Athlete of the Class. Ice Hockey senior Alex DiPietro (Winthrop, Mass.) was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Class, and baseball senior Jeff Wojnar (Bellaire, Texas) took home the Michael J. Conlon Award. In addition to the senior awards, Professor Tony Wain was the recipient of the prestigious Paul C. Staake Award for outstanding contributions to Babson Athletics, while a pair of first-year athletes were also honored. Field hockey and softball first-year Jess Pashos (Winchester, Mass.) received the Lori Vengrow Award, and mens tennis freshman Danny Schneider (Littleton, Mass.) claimed the Colin "Chip" Brown Award.
April 30, 2009
Baseball Falls To #1 Southern Maine, 15-9
The University of Southern Maine hit four home runs at the plate and received 6 1/3 outstanding innings of relief from its bullpen en route to a 15-9 victory over host Babson College in a non-conference baseball matchup at Babsons Govoni Field on Thursday afternoon. With the win, the Huskies, ranked first in the nation in the most recent National College Baseball Writers Association weekly poll, improved to 32-5 overall, while the Beavers dropped to 21-17 with the loss. Babson was led in defeat by senior co-captain Bryan Evans (Bellaire, Texas), who went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, one run scored, and four RBIs, and junior Peter OToole (Salem, Mass.), who went 2-for-5 with a double, one run, and two driven in.
April 30, 2009
Six Honored As NEWMAC Announces Postseason Baseball Awards
After leading their team to its second NEWMAC Championship and NCAA Tournament berth, six members of the Babson College baseball team received postseason honors this week. Sophomore pitcher Andrew Aizenstadt (Norwell, Mass.) was named NEWMAC All-Conference First Team, senior co-captain Bryan Evans (Bellaire, Texas) and sophomore Billy Besinger (Milton, Mass.) were named All-NEWMAC Second Team, and sophomores Jeremy Bhatia (Silver Spring, Md.), Corey Highfield (East Hampstead, N.H.), and Jonathan Marcus (Brookline, Mass.) were named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team.
April 29, 2009
RIC Takes Slugfest From Baseball, 15-11
Rhode Island College scored six runs in the eighth inning to defeat Babson, 15-11, in collegiate baseball action at Anchorman Field on Wednesday afternoon. It was a nightmare for both squads' pitching staffs as the two clubs combined for 26 runs on 39 hits, which included six home runs, seven doubles and a triple. Junior Peter O'Toole homered for the third straight game for Babson, junior Jared Bartlett went 5-for-5, and junior Chris Wood belted the first home run of his collegiate career.
April 27, 2009
OToole, Aizenstadt Receive NEWMAC Baseball Weekly Honors
After helping the Beavers sweep the New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball championship tournament, Babson junior Peter OToole (Salem, Mass.) has been named NEWMAC player of the week and sophomore Andrew Aizenstadt (Norwell, Mass.) has been named NEWMAC pitcher of the week.O'Toole helped lead the Beavers to their second NEWMAC Championship and NCAA Tournament berth with a huge offensive week, batting .400 with two doubles, two homers, four runs, and five RBIs in the team's four tournament games. Aizenstadt made two appearances during Babsons' 2009 NEWMAC Tournament Championship run, going 1-0 with a save, a 0.00 ERA, one walk and eight strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings.
April 26, 2009
BABSON BASEBALL WINS NEWMAC CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 6-3 WIN OVER MIT
Babson senior starter Matt Barton (Washingtonville, NY) was effective over seven and a third innings of work, and junior centerfielder Peter O'Toole (Salem, MA) homered for the second day in a row, leading Babson to a 6-3 win over MIT and the 2009 NEWMAC Baseball Championship on Sunday at WPI. The title is Babson's second NEWMAC championship and first since the 2004 season. Babson was a perfect 4-0 in the tournament, registering two wins over MIT and two more over nationally-ranked and defending NEWMAC champion Wheaton. The Beavers, by virtue of the conference tournament championship, have earned the NEWMAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Baseball Championships which will be played in mid-May.
April 25, 2009
Baseball Rallies To Stun #13 Wheaton, 8-7, In NEWMAC Tourney
Junior Peter OTooles (Salem, MA) two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted fourth-seeded Babson to a dramatic 8-7 victory over second-seeded Wheaton to conclude day three of the 2009 NEWMAC Baseball Tournament hosted by WPI. The Beavers (20-15) now advance to Sundays championship round to face MIT, while 13th-ranked Wheaton (28-9) is eliminated from the tournament. Babson takes home the title with a single victory while MIT must win twice on Sunday to earn the championship. Michael OBrien (Shrewsbury, MA) went the first eight innings for Babson, scattering 12 hits en route to improving to 4-1 on the season, while senior Chris Legrow (North Andover, Mass.) pitched the ninth for his third save.
April 24, 2009
Baseball Slams Wheaton, Advances To Winner's Bracket Of NEWMAC Tournament
The fourth-seeded Babson College baseball team jumped out to an 11-run lead before holding off number-two Wheaton College, 13-9 on Friday during the second day of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament in Sidell Stadium. With the win, Babson (19-15) advances to the winner's bracket and will play either Wheaton or host WPI in Worcester on Saturday at 4 p.m. Babson was paced by the bat of sophomore Billy Besinger (Milton, MA/Catholic Memorial), who turned in a 3-for-3 showing while scoring three runs and walking twice, and the arm of senior co-captain Jeff Wojnar (Bellaire, TX/Episcopal), who held the potent Wheaton offense to just three runs in seven-plus innings while scattering eight hits.
April 23, 2009
Baseball Trumps MIT, 5-4, In First Game Of NEWMAC Tournament
Senior Chris Legrow escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth as fourth-seeded Babson hung on to defeat third-seeded MIT, 5-4, on the opening day of the 2009 NEWMAC Baseball Championship Tournament. With the victory, Babson travels to Wheaton College for the second day of the double-elimination tournament, while MIT travels to top-seed WPI. Both games are scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. Babson (18-15) sophomore standout Andrew Aizenstadt delivered a gem on the hill to pace Thursdays win. The second-year starter scattered nine hits over seven innings, but surrendered no earned runs while fanning seven MIT (19-10) batters.
April 20, 2009
O'Brien Named NEWMAC Co-Pitcher of the Week
After his historic performance on the mound against Wentworth, Babson College junior lefthander Michael OBrien (Shrewsbury, Mass.) has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Co-Pitcher of the Week along with WPI ace Conor Fahey. In two appearances this week, O'Brien went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA, giving up no runs, no walks, just six hits, and striking out 20 in 10 1/3 innings of work. On Monday, he tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief in a 5-4 loss to #3 Wheaton, allowing two hits and fanning two. Just three days later, O'Brien returned to the mound and turned in perhaps the most dominant pitching performance in Babson history, firing a four-hit shutout while striking out a school-record 18 batters in a 3-0 win over Wentworth. The Leopards had entered the game with a record of 20-8-1 on the season.
April 19, 2009
Babson Inducts Five Into Hall Of Fame To Highlight Athletics Alumni Celebration
Babson College hosted its first annual Athletics Alumni Spring Celebration this weekend, bringing nearly 300 former players, coaches, and family members to campus. Highlighting the spectacular weekend was the 12th Babson Athletics Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony on Friday night, where longtime baseball coach and administrator Frank Millerick, baseball great David DiGangi '94, soccer stars Jim Fischer '83 and Dan Pucci '98, and hockey standout Jim Creamer '90 were enshrined among the departments elite.
April 18, 2009
Baseball Rallies In Ninth To Salvage Split With Brandeis
Junior Peter OToole (Salem, Mass.) singled in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the Babson College baseball team to salvage a split with an 8-7 walk-off victory over visiting Brandeis in game two of a non-conference doubleheader at Babsons Govoni Field. The Beavers, who fell in game one, 5-4, are now 17-15 overall, while the Judges move to 13-19 on the year. Sophomore Corey Highfield (East Hampstead, N.H.) went 5-for-6 in the two games to pace the Babson offense, while senior Chris Legrow (North Andover, Mass.) earned his first win of the year in relief in game two, going four innings and allowing two runs on five hits, walking none and striking out one.
April 17, 2009
Baseball Stuns Third-Ranked Wheaton, 6-3
The Babson College baseball team recorded its biggest win of the season on Friday, as the Beavers knocked off nationally-ranked archrival Wheaton College, 6-3, in a NEWMAC matchup at Govoni Field. With the victory, Babson improved to 16-14 overall and 6-6 in the conference. Wheaton, which entered the game ranked first in New England and third in the country, fell to 25-5 overall and 9-1 in the NEWMAC. Senior Matt Barton was outstanding on the mound for the Beavers, going 7 2/3 innings and allowing just two runs on six hits, walking one and striking out four. The win improved his season record to 3-1. Offensively, Babson received another huge effort from sophomore Billy Besinger, who went 4-for-5 with a run and two RBIs. It was the second baseman's team-leading 15th multi-hit game of the season, and his third four-hit performance.
April 16, 2009
O'Brien Strikes Out School Record 18 In Four-Hit Shutout Of Wentworth
Junior lefthander Michael OBrien (Shrewsbury, Mass.) turned in one of the finest pitching performances in Babson College history on Thursday, striking out a school record 18 batters in a 3-0 shutout of the visiting Wentworth Institute of Technology at Babsons Govoni Field. The 18 Ks surpassed the previous mark of 14 originally set by Major League Baseball draftee Jason Kosow 04 in 2003 and matched earlier this year by sophomore teammate Andrew Aizenstadt (Norwell, Mass.). OBrien (3-1) was masterful throughout the ballgame, allowing just four hits all singles while walking none. Sophomore Billy Besinger (Milton, Mass.) paced the Beavers offense with his team-leading 14th multi-hit game of the season, as he went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. First-year Travis Jonasson (Needham, Mass.) also added pair of safeties this 10th multi-hit effort of the year finishing 2-for-2 with a run scored.
April 15, 2009
UMass-Boston Explodes Past Baseball, 11-2
Visiting UMass-Boston erupted for nine runs in the first three innings en route to an 11-2 victory over host Babson College in a non-conference baseball game at Govoni Field on Wednesday afternoon. With the win, the Beacons improved to 10-15 overall, while the Beavers slipped to 14-14. Sophomore Billy Besinger (Milton, Mass.) led the Babson offense out of the leadoff spot, going 2-for-3 with an RBI. First-year Mike Martinez (Miami, Fla.) added his first collegiate hit and RBI for the Beavers, while first-year Billy Miller (Sagamore Beach, Mass.) and junior Jake Bartlett (Weymouth, Mass.) each scored a run in defeat.
April 14, 2009
Baseball Rallies For Thrilling 8-6 Win At Clark
The Babson College baseball team used six runs on four hits to overcome a 5-2 deficit in the seventh inning and post an 8-6 victory over Clark University in New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at Granger Field on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Beavers improved to 14-13 overall and 5-6 in league play. Babson starter Andrew Aizenstad (Norwell, Mass.) allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out nine to earn the win. Senior captain Bryan Evans (Bellaire, Texas) led the offense with three hits, two RBI and two runs scored.
April 13, 2009
#4 Wheaton Rallies Past Baseball, 5-4
The Wheaton College baseball team overcame an early three-run deficit to defeat Babson College, 5-4, in a NEWMAC matchup on Monday at Sidell Stadium. Sophomore Billy Besinger (Milton, MA/Catholic Memorial) went 3-for-5 to lead Babson, junior Peter O'Toole (Salem, MA/Saint John's Prep) was 2-for-4 with two runs, and classmate Jake Bartlett (Weymouth, MA/Boston College) added a pair of knocks. Senior Jeff Wojnar (Bellaire, TX/Episcopal) went 6.2 frames in the loss, yielding five earned runs on seven hits.
April 10, 2009
Curry Overpowers Baseball, 10-3
The Babson College baseball team suffered a 10-3 loss at Curry College on Friday, snapping the Beavers brief two-game win streak. Senior James Geosits (Wyomissing, Pa.) belted a pair of three-run homers in the win for the Colonels (21-3), while first-year Travis Jonasson (Needham, Mass.) hit his team-high sixth home run of the season for Babson (13-12). Along with his sixth round-tripper of the year, Jonasson also drove in another run with the single in the sixth. The rookie first baseman has now recorded at least one RBI in seven straight games and 10 of the Beavers last 12 contests.
April 9, 2009
Highfield, Beavers Walk Off With 4-3 Win Over Springfield
Sophomore Corey Highfield (East Hampstead, N.H.) blasted his first collegiate home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Babson College Beavers walked off with a 4-3 victory over visiting Springfield College in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball contest at Govoni Field on Thursday afternoon. Highfields first career homer made a winner out of Beavers sophomore ace Andrew Aizenstadt (Norwell, Mass.), who tied Babsons all-time record for strikeouts in a game with a career-high 14 in a magnificent complete-game effort. The hard-throwing righthander allowed three runs two earned on 10 hits and one walk in nine brilliant innings of work. The win improved his season record to 4-1, while the 14 strikeouts matched the program mark set by 2004 alumnus and Major League Baseball draftee Jason Kosow back on March 19, 2003.
April 8, 2009
Evans Powers Baseball To 10-8 Comeback Win Over Endicott
Babson College senior co-captain Bryan Evans (Bellaire, Texas) capped off a monster day with a go-ahead three-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Beaver Nine past visiting Endicott College, 10-8, in a thrilling non-conference baseball game at Govoni Field on Wednesday afternoon. Evans was huge at the plate for the Beavers, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored, and six RBIs on the afternoon. Sophomore Billy Besinger (Milton, Mass.) added two hits and two runs scored out of the leadoff spot, while first-year Sean Cleary (Milton, Mass.) walked three times and scored four runs in the two hole. Rookie Trevor MacNeil (Hanover, Mass.) earned the first collegiate victory (1-2) with one inning of relief, and junior Jake Bartlett (Weymouth, Mass.) got the final three outs to secure the save in the first pitching performance of his Babson career.
April 7, 2009
Clark Fends Off Baseball, 8-6
First-year James Wilson and senior captain David Gagnon combined to pitch five innings of scoreless relief as the visiting Clark University Cougars held on for an 8-6 victory over host Babson College in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader at Govoni Field on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, Clark improved to 10-15 overall and 2-4 in the conference, while the Beavers dropped to 11-11 overall and 3-5 in the NEWMAC. First-year Travis Jonasson and senior captains Bryan Evans and Jeff Wojnar each recorded two hits to pace the Beavers. Wojnar also led the team with two RBIs, while sophomores Corey Highfield and Billy Besinger each scored twice. Senior Chris Legrow pitched well out of the bullpen for Babson, giving up just one run on five hits, walking one and striking out four in four innings of relief.
April 5, 2009
Baseball Rally Comes Up Just Short In Loss To Williams
The Babson College baseball team nearly overcame a five-run deficit with a late rally against visiting Williams College on Sunday, but the Beavers comeback bid fell just short as the Ephs held on for 9-8 win at Babsons Govoni Field. First-year Travis Jonasson (Needham, Mass.) once again powered the Babson offense, going 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs his team-leading fourth and fifth of the season to go with two runs scored and four RBIs. Junior Jake Bartlett (Weymouth, Mass.) also had a good day, going 2-for-3 with one run and one driven in, while sophomore Billy Besinger (Milton, Mass.) went 1-for-2 with a double, a run, and two RBIs.
April 4, 2009
Baseball Splits NEWMAC Twinbill With MIT
Babson College sophomore Andrew Aizenstadt (Norwell, Mass.) and MIT first-year Torre Swanson (Redding, Calif.) traded complete game gems for their respective teams as the Beavers and Engineers split a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) doubleheader at Babson's Govoni Field on Saturday afternoon. With the split, the Beavers move to 11-9 overall and 3-4 in the conference, while MIT is now 11-7 overall and 2-3 in the NEWMAC. Game one featured an outstanding pitchers' duel between Aizenstadt and MIT first-year Chris Vaughan (Fort Worth, Texas). Aizenstadt went seven innings and allowed just one run on eight hits, walked one and struck out seven. The victory improved his season record to 3-1. Vaughan (1-3) suffered the loss despite allowing just two runs, only one of which was earned, on six hits, walking none and fanning four.
April 2, 2009
Defensive Woes Cost Baseball In Loss To Springfield
The Babson College baseball team committed seven errors that led to five unearned runs as the Beavers suffered a tough 13-8 loss to host Springfield College in a NEWMAC matchup on Thurdsay afternoon. Sophomore Billy Besinger paced the Beavers in defeat, going 4-for-6 with a run and two RBIs, while first-year Billy Miller went 2-for-4 with one run and three driven in.
March 28, 2009
WPI Sweeps Baseball In NEWMAC Doubleheader
WPI received two brilliant pitching performances from first-year Sean Minor (Los Angeles, Calif.) and senior captain Conor Fahey (Cumberland, R.I.) as the visiting Engineers swept a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball doubleheader at Babson College, 2-0 and 7-1. With the victories, WPI improved to 13-6 overall and 3-1 in the conference, while Babson fell to 10-7 overall and 2-2 in the NEWMAC. Game one featured an outstanding pitchers duel between Minor and Babson sophomore Andrew Aizenstadt (Norwell, Mass.), who both went the distance on the mound. Minor improved to 2-1 with his first collegiate shutout, allowing no runs on five hits, walking three and striking out two in seven innings. Aizenstadt nearly matched his counterpart, giving up just two runs on seven hits, walking one and fanning six as he fell to 2-1.
March 27, 2009
Jonasson, Browne Lead Baseball to 16-2 Rout of Framingham State
First-year Travis Jonasson (Needham, Mass.) hit two home runs including his first career grand slam and sophomore Jeff Browne (Vorhees, N.J.) struck out 10 batters in six shutout innings as the Babson College baseball team notched an impressive 16-2 win over visiting Framingham State College in a non-conference contest at Govoni Field on Friday afternoon. Jonassons career day included a solo homer in the bottom of the first, a grand slam in the sixth, and a double eighth. For the game, the rookie first baseman went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and five RBIs. Meanwhile, Browne was masterful in his first collegiate start for the Beavers, going six innings and allowing no runs on just four hits, walking one and striking out 10 to earn his first career victory.
March 26, 2009
Keene State Stifles Baseball, 4-1
Keene State College received a fantastic pitching performance from sophomore righthander Corey Vogt as the Owls defeated Babson College, 4-1, in a non-conference baseball matchup at Babsons Govoni Field on Thursday afternoon. Playing as the home team in the contest, Keene State improved to 8-6 on the year, while the Beavers fell to 9-5. Senior starter Pete Bizinkauskas (Duxbury, Mass.) settled down after a shaky first to go four innings for the Beavers, giving up four runs on eight hits, walking one and striking out one. The loss dropped his record to 0-1. Junior Zach Rubin (Arlington, Mass.) added three scoreless innings of relief, and senior Chris Legrow (North Andover, Mass.) came on to get three key outs in the eighth, including the last two with the bases loaded. Junior Brian Scanlon (Lawrenceville, N.J.) was the only Beaver with multiple hits, finishing 2-for-4.
March 25, 2009
Baseball Pulls Away From Plymouth State, 14-6
Babson snapped a 6-6 tie with four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to a 14-6 victory over visiting Plymouth State University in a non-conference baseball contest at Babsons Govoni Field on Wednesday afternoon. With the win, the Beavers upped their record on 9-4 on the year, while the Panthers slipped to 3-8. Junior Keane Steiding (Falmouth, Mass.) picked up the win in relief for Babson, tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings to improve to 1-0 on the season. Offensive, Babson first-year Sean Cleary (Milton, Mass.) had a huge day, going 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, and four RBIs. Senior co-captain Bryan Evans (Bellaire, Texas) went 4-for-5 with a double, three runs, and three driven in, while junior Jake Bartlett (Weymouth, Mass.) finished 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs. Sophomore Corey Highfield (East Hampstead, N.H.) also performed well at the plate, recording a pair of doubles and driving in two.
March 24, 2009
Jackson, Suffolk Outduel Baseball, 2-1
Senior lefthander Reid Jackson (Burlington, Mass.) fired a complete game gem to outduel Babson College senior righty Matt Barton (Washingtonville, N.Y.) as the Suffolk University Rams edged the host Beavers, 2-1, in a non-conference baseball matchup at Babsons Govoni Field on a chilly Tuesday afternoon. With the win, Suffolk improved to 8-3 on the year, while the Beavers dipped to 8-4. Both pitchers were outstanding in the contest, with Jackson (2-1) allowing just one run on six hits, walking three, hitting a batter, and striking out five to earn the complete game win. Barton (2-1) went seven innings in the start for Babson, giving up two runs on six hits, walking one and fanning five. First-years Travis Jonasson (Needham, Mass.) and Billy Miller (Sagamore Beach, Mass.) were the only two players with multiple hits in the game, as Jonasson finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and Miller went 2-for-3.
March 22, 2009
Baseball Opens Home Schedule With Doubleheader Split Against RIT
Junior Michael OBrien (Shrewsbury, Mass.) threw seven strong innings to earn his second win of the year as the Babson College baseball team earned a 4-1 victory over the visiting Rochester Institute of Technology in game one of a non-conference doubleheader at Babsons Govoni Field on Sunday afternoon. RIT then earned a split by taking the nightcap, 13-7. OBrien was brilliant in game one, allowing just one run on six hits, walking two and striking out five in seven innings. The complete game victory was his second of the season in as many starts. First-year Travis Jonasson (Needham, Mass.) went 2-for-3 with a home run to pace the Babson offense, while sophomore Billy Besinger (Milton, Mass.) added two RBIs.
March 21, 2009
Baseball Opens NEWMAC Schedule With Sweep Of Coast Guard
Babson College had solid pitching performances from sophomore Andrew Aizenstadt in the opener and senior captain Jeff Wojnar in the nightcap as the Beavers swept Coast Guard 6-1 and 10-3 in a New England Womens and Mens Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opening doubleheader for both teams. In the opener, Aizenstadt (2-0) went the distance as he pitched seven innings and allowed six hits and one earned run while walking two and striking out six. Wojnar (1-0) then allowed one run on two hits while striking out eight in game two. Junior Peter O'Toole went 6-for-10 with a double, a homer, four runs scored, and three RBIs to lead the offense in the two games, while sophomore Billy Besinger went 5-for-10 with two doubles, two runs, and three driven in.
March 18, 2009
Baseball Caps Off Stellar Week With 11-6 Win Over Lakeland
The Babson College baseball team wrapped up its very successful spring break trip to Florida with an 11-6 victory over Lakeland College on Wednesday morning. With the win, the Beavers return home with a record of 5-2, while the Muskies fell to 1-5. First-year Jeff Buress (Cumberland, R.I.) picked up the win on the mound for Babson - the first victory of his collegiate career.
March 17, 2009
Baseball Topples Plattsburgh State, 13-4
The Babson College baseball team avenged Sunday's loss to Plattsburgh State on Tuesday, as the Beavers defeated the Cardinals, 13-4. With the win, Babson improved to 4-2 with one game remaining on its spring break trip to Florida. Senior Matt Barton (Washingtonville, N.Y.) earned his first win of the season for the Beavers, while classmate Pete Bizinkauskas (Duxbury, Mass.) was credited with his first save after throwing three scoreless innings of relief.
March 16, 2009
St. Lawrence Rallies Past Baseball, 8-6
The Babson College baseball team lost its second straight game on Monday, as St. Lawrence University came from behind twice to edge the Beavers, 8-6. With the loss, Babson dropped to 3-2 with two games to go on its spring break trip to Florida. Babson jumped out to a big lead early, scoring five runs in the bottom of the second. SLU then plated five runs of its own in the top of the third to tie the game at 5-5. The Beavers once again moved in front with a run in the sixth, but St. Lawrence rallied again with two runs in the eighth and another in the ninth for the 8-6 victory.
March 15, 2009
Baseball Suffers First Loss, 15-10, To Plattsburgh State
The Babson baseball team lost for the first time in 2009 on Sunday, as the Beavers dropped a 15-10 decision to Plattsburgh State in Fort Myers, Florida. With the loss, Babson dropped to 3-1 on the year, while the Cardinals improved to 5-1.
March 14, 2009
Baseball Sweeps Bethel, 10-7 and 7-2, To Remain Unbeaten
The Babson College baseball team posted a double-header sweep of Bethel University in Florida on Saturday, as the Beavers followed up a 10-7 extra-inning win with a 7-2 victory in the nightcap. Babson is now 3-0 on the year, while the Royals fell to 2-5. Sophomore Billy Besinger (Milton, Mass.) led the Babson offense in the sweep, going 6-for-9 with two doubles, three runs, and three RBIs. Junior Jake Bartlett (Weymouth, Mass.) added four hits, including two doubles, to go with two runs and four driven in, and junior Peter O'Toole (Salem, Mass.) contributed three hits, four runs, and two RBIs. Senior righty Matt Barton (Washingtonville, N.Y.) pitched three shutout innings of relief to earn the win in game one, while junior Michael O'Brien (Shrewsbury, Mass.) picked up the victory in game two with seven outstanding innings of one-run ball.
March 13, 2009
Baseball Opens With 9-6 Win Over Augustana
The Babson College baseball team opened its 2009 campaign with a 9-6 victory over Augusta College (IL) on Friday afternoon in the first game of the team's spring break trip to Fort Myers, Florida. Sophomore Andrew Aizenstadt started and earned his first win of the season for the Beavers, while senior Chris Legrow notched his second career save. Offensively, the Beavers were led by sophomore shortstop Corey Highfield (East Hampstead, N.H.), who went 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs. It was his second career four-hit performance. Sophomore Jeff Browne (Vorhees, N.J.) added three hits, including a double, and scored three runs, while sophomore Billy Besinger (Milton, Mass.) and first-year Billy Miller (Sagamore beach, Mass.) each collected two hits.