LEWISTON, Maine – Despite the game being cut short by an inning, the Eagles (17-14) finished on top with a 15-3 victory over the Bates College Bobcats (11-12) in a single eight-inning non-conference game on a thunder and lightning-stricken evening on the road.
After trailing 3-0 at the end of the second inning due to a few unfortunate Husson errors in the field paired with a Bobcat single by Kyle Carter and double down the left field line by leadoff batter Christian Beal, the Husson defense finally found their groove to put an end to the run scoring. The Eagles swapped roles and began pouring in a steady influx of runs throughout the next four innings as they started slow with one run in the third as a sacrifice fly from Luke Covey helped score Kobe Rogerson.
The fourth inning was when Husson really raked in the runs, sending eight batters home on three hits and three stolen bases to bring the score to 8-3. Ethan Daigneault snuck home as Nick Guerrette distracted the fielders stealing second to put another runner in scoring position before the Bobcats put an end to the inning.
After tacking on another six runs in the next two innings, Bates held Husson scoreless with two runners stranded over the next two innings before the game was called one inning short due to lightning and weather to leave Husson with a 15-3 victory in eight innings.
ON THE MOUND:
Husson threw Alex Brooks to start as he picked up his third win of the season with one strikeout and not giving up any earned runs. Jesse Colford and Jacob Gauvin helped close the game by adding on two more K's and holding the Bobcats scoreless.
For Bates, Ian Tolis opened pitching two scoreless innings and Henri Pratt closed two scoreless innings as four other Bobcats pitched in the middle. Overall the six Bates' pitchers combined for two punch outs and gave up eight walks with just ten earned runs.
HUSSON OFF THE BAT:
- Guerrette went a consistent 3-4 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored.
- Launching a triple, Conor Maguire smacked the biggest hit of the day as he went 2-5 with an RBI and run scored.
- Alex Chapman was nothing, but patient at the plate, walking three times to get on base and scoring two runs.
BATES OFF THE BAT:
- Beal, Carter, Jack Arend, and Dan Trulli tallied hits for the Bobcats on their home field.
- Beal also helped out with two RBI and a double.
- Bryan Gotti added on the Bobcats' third RBI of the day.
Husson's doubleheader scheduled at New England College on Saturday, April 20th has been cancelled. Next up for the Eagles is a senior day NAC doubleheader on Wednesday, April 24th with games starting at 5:00 p.m. against Thomas College.