- Score: Oglethorpe 10, MIT 9
- Records: MIT (3-3); Oglethorpe (8-10)
- Location: Atlanta, Ga. (Anderson Field)
- The Lead: In a back and forth game that featured numerous lead changes, the MIT baseball team fell by a 10-9 final on Sunday afternoon to Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. The Engineers posted a 2-2 record on the four-game trip.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- MIT jumped out to an early lead in the first inning as a single up the middle by senior John Drago (Peoria, Ariz.) scored sophomore leadoff hitter Jared Schwait (Boca Raton, Fla.) for the 1-0 edge. The Stormy Petrels came back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame as Brandon Fish had an RBI triple to left center and later scored on a sacrifice fly for the go-ahead run.
- After a scoreless second inning, MIT put together a three-run third with a trio of unearned runs to seize the 4-2 lead. Schwait scored for the second time in the game, while freshman Thomas Allison (Kingwood, Texas) singled through the left side for two RBI as Drago and junior Austin Filiere (Chandler, Ariz.) came around to score.
- The Stormy Petrels tied the game on single runs in the third and fourth before Allison singled to right center in the fifth for another two-RBI hit as Filiere and junior Garrett Greenwood (Edmond, Okla.) scored on the play. Oglethorpe quickly countered in the bottom of the frame with a pair of runs to tie the score at 6-6 with a two-RBI single up the middle from Bobby Rezac.
- Filiere put the Engineers in front yet again with a single up the middle in the top of the sixth to score Greenwood and give MIT a 7-6 lead. After a three-run sixth for the Stormy Petrels gave the hosts a two-run edge, the Engineers scored single runs in the seventh and eighth to tie the game for the final time at 9-9.
- The eventual winning run came in the bottom of the eighth as Rezac's sacrifice fly scored Adrian Celata. Celeta reached on a leadoff double down the left field line before eventually coming home with two outs.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- MIT posted 11 hits for the second straight game, while Oglethorpe put together a 17-hit outing in the final game of the three-game set.
- Allison was 2-for-3 with four RBI, while Greenwood was 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. Filiere was productive on the afternoon as well with three runs scored and two walks to go along with one hit.
- For the Stormy Petrels, six players had multiple hits as Andrew Mink led the way with a 4-for-5 day with two runs scored. Rezac also had a pair of hits to go along with a team-high four runs batted in.
- MIT freshman reliever Trey Roberts (Cedar Park, Texas) took the loss for the Engineers in 1.2 innings of relief, falling to 0-1 on the season. Preston Vegotsky was the winning pitcher for Oglethorpe, throwing two innings of two-hit relief while improving to 1-2 overall.
- MIT is back in action on Wednesday, March 22nd as the Engineers travel to UMass Boston for a 3 p.m. start.