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Weekend Preview: Softball Travels to No. 5 MIT, Welcomes Wellesley to Alumni Field

Weekend Preview: Softball Travels to No. 5 MIT, Welcomes Wellesley to Alumni Field

Softball at No. 5 MIT | Friday, March 29 | 3 p.m. | Briggs Field | Cambridge, Mass.
Softball vs. Wellesley | Saturday, March 30 | 12 p.m. | Alumni Field | Babson Park, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
Babson vs. MIT
• The Beavers are 41-21 all-time against MIT and the teams have split their last 14 meetings going back to 2014.
• The teams split their regular season doubleheader and met three times in last year's NEWMAC Tournament with the Engineers winning back-to-back one-run games over the Beavers to capture their first conference tournament crown.
• Babson and MIT have combined to score just 19 runs over their last six meetings going back to the 2017 conference tournament.

Babson vs. Wellesley
• The Beavers are 23-13 all-time against Wellesley and have won six of the last eight meetings between the teams.
• Babson, which swept the regular season doubleheader between the programs for the second time in three years, outscored the Blue 12-1 in two games last spring.
• The Green and White has not faced Wellesley at home on Alumni Field since 2015.

SCOUTING THE ENGINEERS
• No. 5 MIT (6-4, 0-0 NEWMAC) suffered a 3-2 loss to 17th-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater on Wednesday and dropped the final three games of its spring break trip to Florida.
• Junior Devon Goetz is batting .484 with three doubles, two home runs, five stolen bases and nine runs batted in, first-year Anya Chase is hitting .400 with two doubles and five RBI, and junior Sarah Von Ahn enters the day with a .367 average to go along with two doubles and four runs scored.
• Senior Ravenne Nasser (3-2) has tossed three complete games and owns a 2.28 ERA to go along with 28 strikeouts in 30.2 innings, while sophomore Colleen Campbell has gone 3-2 with a 2.36 ERA over 29.2 innings of work.
• MIT won a school-record 38 games and reached the College World Series for the second time in three years last spring.

SCOUTING THE BLUE
• Wellesley (4-4, 0-0 NEWMAC) dropped three of its final four games in Florida and is coming off a 13-10 setback to Oberlin on Tuesday.
• Sophomore Gen Brittingham is batting .500 with five extra-base hits and 10 runs batted in, junior Kendall Smith is hitting .400 with three doubles, a home run and five RBI, and sophomore Alyssa Hana enters the day with a .348 average to go along with two doubles and four RBI.
• Senior Sydney Hooper went 3-2 with three complete games and a 3.09 earned run average over 31.2 innings for a Wellesley pitching staff that owns a 5.44 team ERA.
• The Blue, which missed the conference tournament for the first time in program history last season,

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (6-6, 2-0 NEWMAC) has won three straight games after finishing off a sweep of Clark with a 1-0 victory on Sunday afternoon.
• Junior Jacqueline Paul drove in classmate Annie Mitchell with the game's only run in the sixth inning and fellow juniors Katie Gademsky and Brooke Stock combined to strike out 10 in a six-hit shutout.
• Senior Ashley Tango is batting .415 with four doubles, two triples and eight runs batted in, classmate Josephine Mares is hitting .394 with two extra-base hits and four RBI, and Paul enters the weekend with a .371 average, five doubles and six runs batted in.
• Stock (3-2) is holding opposing hitters to a .206 average to go along with a 3.22 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 37.0 innings, while Gademsky is 3-3 with a 4.59 earned run average in 32.0 innings pitched.

PERFECT START
• Stock struck out a season-high 13 batters and became the third Babson pitcher in program history to throw a perfect game in Sunday's 10-0 win over Clark. She also fanned five of seven batters she faced in game two of the twin bill to pick up her first save of the season.
• The perfect game and no-hitter were both firsts for Stock, who saw Wellesley break up her no-hit bid in the bottom of the seventh inning of last year's doubleheader.

BEAVER BITES
• Mares has a at least one hit in eight of 10 career games against MIT and has gone 7-for-21 with seven runs scored in eight outings against Wellesley.
• Tango is 10-for-26 (.385) with two doubles, five stolen bases and six RBI in eight starts against the Blue.
• First-year Isabel Aguilar hit her first collegiate home run, a three-run blast, in Sunday's game one win over Clark. It also was the team's first home run in 22 games going back to junior Tori Roche's solo shot in a victory against Coast Guard on April 21 of last year.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are hitting .327 (37-for-113) with runners in scoring position this spring.

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