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No. 7/8 Baseball Hosts Western New England, Suffolk to Wrap Up Regular Season

No. 7/8 Baseball Hosts Western New England, Suffolk to Wrap Up Regular Season

Baseball vs. Western New England | Monday, April 29 | Govoni Field | 3:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Suffolk | Tuesday, April 30 | Govoni Field | 3:30 p.m.

SERIES HISTORY
Babson vs. Western New England
• The Beavers and Golden Bears will meet for the 25th time on Monday afternoon with the all-time series deadlocked at 12-12.
• Babson has won two straight in the series and had seven different players drive in at least one run in last season's 13-6 victory over Western New England on April 30 in Springfield, Mass.

Babson vs. Suffolk
• The Beavers are 26-18 all-time against the Rams in a series that dates back to 1977.
• Babson has won eight of the last 10 meetings between the programs, which includes scoring five runs over the final two innings for an 8-7 victory on a dropped pop up with two outs in the ninth back on April 18, 2016, in Babson Park.

SCOUTING THE GOLDEN BEARS
• Western New England (22-11) finished off a sweep of Endicott with a 5-2 win on the way to clinching its first CCC regular season title since 2016 on Saturday.
• Senior Brian Valeriano had three hits and classmate Joe Cassella had two hits and scored once for the Golden Bears, who went in front for good on an RBI single by fellow senior Alex Rios in the top of the sixth inning.
• Valeriano is batting .364 with seven doubles, five homers and 22 runs batted in, senior Alex Loparco is hitting .363 with eight extra-base hits and 36 runs scored, and Cassella enters the
• Sophomore Kevin Hummber is 4-1 with a 2.50 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 36.0 innings, while senior Sean Halligan has gone 1-1 with seven saves and 3.00 ERA in 14 relief appearances.

SCOUTING THE RAMS
• Suffolk (22-15-1) snapped a four-game skid with a 3-1 victory over Saint Joseph's (Maine) that helped the program secure its second consecutive GNAC regular season title on Sunday.
• Sophomores Blase Cormier and Will Hopkins both finished with an RBI single and senior Kevin Sinatra struck out five and allowed just an unearned run in the seventh for the Rams.
• Junior Tim Brigham is batting .400 with 21 doubles, three home runs and 42 runs batted in, Hopkins is hitting .362 with 11 extra-base hits, 23 RBI and 35 runs scored, and Cormier owns a .353 average to go along with 11 doubles, a home run and 29 runs driven in.
• First-year Michael Muscarella is 0-1 with two saves and a 0.93 ERA in 19.1 innings, while first-year Steven Rossi is 6-1 with a 3.29 ERA in seven starts this spring.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• No. 7/8 Babson (28-5) finished off a sweep of Emerson with a 9-2 victory in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader for its third straight win.
• Junior Jake Oliger hit a three-run homer and drove in five runs, while seniors Connor Gill and Eric Jaun recorded three hits apiece for the Beavers, who got six strong innings on the hill from sophomore Ben Aleixo.
• Gill is batting .362 with four doubles and 25 runs scored, Oliger is hitting .327 with nine doubles, five homers and 37 runs batted in, and junior Sean Harrington has raised his average to .321 with five doubles and 29 RBI.
• Senior Micahel Genaro is 6-1 with a 1.03 ERA in eight starts, sophomore Jordy Allard (5-0) owns a 2.81 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 32.0 innings, and senior Max Tannenbaum is 3-1 with six saves in 17 relief appearances.

LEAVING THE YARD
• In addition to Oliger's three-run bomb in game two, senior Nicholas Browne went deep twice in game one and junior Alex DiMartino hit his first career homer in Saturday's 16-1 win over Emerson.
• Browne set a new career high with his seventh jack of the year and is tied for 11th place in program history with 14 career homers.

RISING IN THE RECORD BOOKS
• Jaun, who recorded his 100th RBI and scored the 100th run of his career in Saturday's game two victory, is tied for second in program history with 41 doubles and has moved into 10th place on Babson's career list with 171 hits. He also needs just four more at-bats to pass Peter O'Toole '10 for second place in school history.
• Senior Brian McHale is currently sixth in Babson history with 181 hits and came home three times against Emerson to move into a tie for ninth place on the program's all-time list with 123 runs scored.

READY FOR A POSTSEASON RUN
• With its sweep of Emerson on Saturday Babson set a new program record with 15 league wins and clinched a share of its third consecutive NEWMAC regular season title.
• The Beavers have won seven consecutive conference playoff games on the way to winning two straight NEWMAC Tournament titles, and have advanced to the regional final in both the 2017 and 2018 NCAA Tournaments.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 55-1 over the last two seasons when leading after six innings.

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