Union Rallies Past Baseball, 13-8

Union Rallies Past Baseball, 13-8

AUBURNDALE, Fla.—Junior David Lennon (Windermere, Fla.) and sophomore Brian McHale (Ramsey, N.J.) each drove in a pair of runs, but Babson College was unable to hold onto an early four-run lead and suffered a 13-8 loss to Union College in non-conference baseball action on Tuesday at Lake Myrtle Park.

Babson, which saw its three-game winning streak come to an end, is now 5-5 on the year, while Union evens its record at 2-2.

Seniors Jake Weiss (Irvine, Calif.) and Jack Halpin (Glastonbury, Conn.) both had two hits and scored one run apiece for the Beavers. Sophomore Eric Jaun (Loveland, Ohio), who reached base three times, and classmate Nicholas Browne (Mount Laurel, N.J.) each scored twice in the loss.

Anthony Amoroso homered, drove in a pair of runs and scored four times, while Matt Catalfo doubled and had three RBI for the Dutchmen.

Junior Ryan Arena (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and Jaun gave the Green and White a 2-0 lead with back-to-back two-out singles in the bottom of the first. Union pulled even on Amoroso's two-run blast in the second, but the Beavers responded with a four-run third-inning rally. Halpin scored on an error, McHale drove in two runs with a double to left and Lennon plated junior Matt DeMarte (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) with a sacrifice fly to make it 6-2.

The Dutchmen struck back with a pair of runs in the fourth before sending 10 men to the plate and scoring six runs on six hits to go in front 10-6 in the top of the fifth. Babson cut its deficit to 10-7 when Jaun scored on a double steal in the bottom of the frame, but Union came right back with two more in the sixth to extend the margin to five.

Jordan Whaley gave up just one earned and one hit while striking out five over 4.0 innings of relief to pick up his first win of the year for the Dutchmen.

First-year William Gallahger (Kingston, Mass.) was saddled with the loss after allowing four runs on five hits in an inning of relief for the Beavers, who allowed 14 hits and issued a season-high 11 walks.

Both teams return to action on Wednesday as Babson wraps up its spring break trip against St. Thomas (Minn.) at 11 a.m., while Union takes on Wisconsin-Whitewater at 11:45 a.m.

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