Senior Connor Gill had himself a day at the plate on Monday, picking up four hits, as Babson College defeated Edgewood College by a final of 23-7.
The triumph advances Babson College’s record to 6-2. Edgewood College, on the other hand, drops to 1-4. Sophomore Jordy Allard earned the win for the Beavers, bringing his record to 2-0. Freshman Joseph Kalafut took the loss for Edgewood College, which made his record 0-1 on the season.
Babson College gave the ball to Allard to start out the contest. He threw 6.0 innings, surrendering one run on six hits, with three walks and four punch-outs. The Beavers then went to the bullpen, bringing in junior Hunter Salem for the following inning. Salem allowed three runs on three hits, walking none and striking out one, before being relieved by senior Nicolas Parente. Parente yielded one run in one inning of work, giving up one Edgewood College hit, while walking none and fanning two. To finish out the game, Babson College turned to freshman Nate Carpenter, who went the final inning, allowing two runs and three hits.
Babson College pitchers altogether gave up the seven Edgewood College runs, six earned, on 13 hits, while walking three and striking out seven.
The offensive exploits of junior Sean Harrington led the way for Babson College. The Beavers catcher went 1-for-2 with a home run and five RBIs, along with two walks. Gill put together a standout performance as well, going 4-for-6 with a double and four RBIs while finding his way aboard once via walk. Senior Nicholas Browne also contributed for Babson College, going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in the ballgame. Edgewood College’s offensive attack was led by Kalafut, who went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI on the day.
Collectively, Babson College plated their 23 runs in the contest off of 18 hits, five of which went for extra bases, including two home runs. The Beavers helped their offensive attack by drawing 18 free passes from Edgewood College pitchers in Monday’s game. When they did swing the bat, Babson College was clutch at the dish. The Beavers went 9-for-25 with runners in scoring position, with Gill accounting for three of those hits.