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Game Preview: No. 19 Baseball vs. Framingham State

Game Preview: No. 19 Baseball vs. Framingham State

No. 19 Baseball vs. Framingham State
Wednesday, March 27 | 3:30 p.m.
Govoni Field | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Framingham State will meet for the 59th time on Wednesday in a series that dates back to 1971. The Beavers are 30-28 all-time against the Rams although the programs have met just once since 2012.

LAST MEETING
• Jack Halpin '17 and Owen Shea '17 both homered and combined for six hits and six RBI as the Beavers routed Framingham State, 19-4, on April 1, 2016, in Babson Park.
• John Flogel '18 allowed three runs and struck out five over 7.0 innings to pick up the win for Babson. Jake Wardell finished with three hits for the Rams.

LAST FRAMINGHAM STATE WIN
• The Rams edged Babson, 9-8, on May 1, 2003, in Babson Park.

SCOUTING THE RAMS
• Framingham State (6-7) has dropped three straight games and is coming off a 1-0 loss at Western New England on Tuesday.
• Kyle Dembrowski went 3-for-4 with two doubles for the Rams, who walked seven times and left 14 runners on base.
• Senior Kyle Libbert boasts a .583 on-base percentage, two extra-base hits and eight RBI, junior Andrew Curtis is hitting .341 with two triples and 11 runs batted in, and senior Joe Ambrosino is batting .280 with five doubles, a homer and eight RBI.
• Senior AJ Wallach is 2-0 with a 2.10 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 25.2 innings, while classmate Kyle Hodgson has gone 2-1 with a 4.19 ERA, 17 strikeouts and just one walk in 19.1 innings of work.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 19 Babson (10-2) extended its winning streak to nine with a 10-2 victory over WPI on Tuesday.
• Sophomore Jordy Allard struck out seven while allowing just one run over seven innings, and senior Brian McHale and junior Jake Oliger drove in two runs apiece for the Beavers.
• Senior Edward Lehr is batting .400 with six doubles and 15 runs batted in, Oliger is hitting .366 with four doubles, a home run and 16 RBI, and senior Eric Jaun checks in at .348 with two doubles, two triples and 11 RBI.
• Senior Michael Genaro is 1-1 with a 1.13 ERA in three starts, Allard (3-0) boasts a 1.26 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 14.1 innings, and senior Max Tannenbaum is 2-0 with two saves in six relief appearances.

BIG DAY AGAINST THE RAMS
• Both Lehr and Jaun enjoyed big games in the 2016 win over Framingham State. Jaun went 3-for-3 with a double, three RBI and three runs scored, while Lehr was 3-for-4 with a double and five RBI as part of the Beavers' 20-hit attack.

STRONG OUT OF THE GATES
• At 10-2, the Green and White is off to its best start since 2011 when it opened the year at 12-2 on the way to finishing the year an overall mark of 25-13.

BEAVER BITES
• Jaun has hit safely in 11 straight games, while McHale and Lehr enter Wednesday's contest riding nine- and seven-game hitting streaks, respectively.
• Oliger, who is tied with Lehr for the team lead with five multi-RBI games, has reached base safely in every game this spring.
• Though 12 games, Babson's starting pitchers have gone 5-1 with a 2.36 ERA while holding opposing hitters to just a .209 average.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 7-0 this season and have gone 31-2 since the start of last year when finishing with more hits than their opponents.

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