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Doubleheader Preview: No. 7/8 Baseball vs. Emerson

Doubleheader Preview: No. 7/8 Baseball vs. Emerson

No. 7/8 Baseball vs. Emerson
Saturday, April 27 | 12/3 p.m.
Govoni Field | Babson Park, Mass.

• Babson and Emerson will complete close out its three-game series with a doubleheader that was rained out last Saturday.
• The Beavers are 17-0 all-time against the Lions and have allowed just six runs over the last four games between the teams.

• Senior Michael Genaro tossed seven shutout innings and four different players drove in two runs apiece as then-10th-ranked Babson defeated Emerson, 11-1, on April 19 in Danvers, Mass.
• Senior Brian McHale had two hits, including a double, and two RBI, while classmate Eric Jaun tripled, drove in two runs and scored three times for the Beavers. First-year Louie Davolio homered in the eighth for the Lions.

• Emerson (7-25, 2-13 NEWMAC) has been idle since its 11-1 loss to Babson last Friday.
• Junior Cam Beattie and Ethan Young each finished with two hits in the opening game of the series for the Lions, who stranded eight runners on base against the Beavers.
• Beattie is batting .347 with seven doubles and 13 runs batted in, Davolio is hitting .316 with five doubles, four triples, a homer and 24 RBI, and sophomore Ryan McCahan enters the weekend with a .302 average to go along with six extra-base hits and 10 runs driven in.
• Fox is 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 61.1 innings to leads an Emerson staff that that has a 7.54 ERA and a 1.84 WHIP on the season.

• No. 7/8 Babson (26-5, 13-2 NEWMAC) enters the weekend coming off a 5-0 win over Keene State on Thursday afternoon.
• Sophomore Tyler Bell fired eight shutout innings and junior Zack Sette went 1-for-2 with a double, two RBI and two walks for the Beavers.
• Senior Connor Gill is batting .344 with three doubles and 20 runs scored, junior Jake Oliger is hitting .330 with 15 extra-base hits and 31 runs batted in, and classmate Sean Harrington has raised his average to .320 to go along with four doubles, a home run and 28 RBI.
• Genaro is 5-1 with a 1.00 ERA in seven starts, sophomore Henry Leake has recorded 19 strikeouts in 14.0 innings out of the bullpen, and junior William Gallagher (1-0) is holding opposing hitters to a .111 average to go along with 23 strikeouts in 18.2 innings of work.

• The Green and White enters the final Saturday of league play one game behind Wheaton in the standings in its quest to claim a third straight NEWMAC regular season title.
• The Beavers, who dropped two of three to the Lyons in early April, must make up one game to grab a share of the regular season title, and need to sweep Emerson and have Wheaton drop both games of a doubleheader against MIT to claim the top seed in next week's NEWMAC Tournament.

• Bell struck out six and gave up just four hits over a career-high 8.0 innings to improve to 2-0 with Thursday's win.
• He has not given up a run in 14.0 innings over his first two starts, and has tossed 19 straight shutout innings in all over seven appearances dating back to March 25.

• The Green and White debuted at No. 1 when the NCAA released its first regional rankings on Wednesday, coming in ahead of Southern Maine, Wheaton and Trinity.

• The Beavers have won 32 of their last 36 games at Govoni Field going backto April 22, 2017.