2014 NCAA New England Regional Tournament Central
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|No. 4 Endicott College 6, No. 5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4||Recap||Box Score|
|No. 8 Mitchell College
4, No. 1 Eastern Connecticut State University 3 - 11
|No. 3 Tufts University
3, No. 6 St. Joseph’s College of Maine 1
|No. 2 University of Southern
Maine 8, No. 7 Worcester State University 4
|No. 5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6, No. 1 Eastern Connecticut State University 2||Recap||Box Score|
|No. 6 St. Joseph's College of
Maine 4, No. 7 Worcester State University 2
|No. 4 Endicott College
4, No. 8 Mitchell College 2
|No. 2 University of Southern
Maine 3, No. 3 Tufts University 2
|No. 6 St. Joseph's College of
Maine 9, No. 8 Mitchell 2
|No. 5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6, No. 3 Tufts University 4||Recap||Box Score|
|No. 2 University of Southern
Maine 8, No. 4 Endicott College 4
|No. 5 Massachusetts Institute of
Technology 4, No. 6 St. Joseph's College of Maine 3
|No. 4 Endicott College
7, No. 5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 3
|No. 4 Endicott College 7, No. 2 University of Southern Maine 6||Recap||Box Score|
|No. 2 University of Southern
Maine 11, No 4 Endicott College 1
Carman, Chadwick Power Huskies To 11-1 Victory Over Endicott
Harwich, Mass. --- University of Southern Maine senior Logan Carman (Newfields, N.H.) scattered five hits over nearly nine innings of work en route Most Outstanding Player accolades as the second-seeded Huskies claimed its eighth NCAA Division III New England Regional title in an 11-1 victory over fourth-seeded Endicott at Whitehouse Field this afternoon.
Southern Maine (35-13) moves on to the Division III World Series where they will take on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater this Friday in Appleton, Wisconsin in Fox Cities Stadium at 7:45 p.m. central time. USM looks to make a repeat of what they accomplished last season as they were a game away from taking home its third National Championship.
The victory also marked the third time that the Huskies have earned back-to-back regional titles with consecutive crowns in 1991 and 1992 while also hoisting trophies in 2000 and 2001.
Endicott wraps up its outstanding campaign at 34-16, just one win shy of their program record set in 2013. The Gulls, making their second straight appearance in the New England regional final, nearly pulled it off when they forced a winner take all championship this afternoon by defeating USM, 7-6, yesterday evening.
Trailing 1-0 entering the bottom of the sixth, sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine) and freshman Paul McDonough (Wells, Maine) laced solo hits to left field to help start a rally for the Huskies.
Senior Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine) then singled in Dexter to tie up the score and classmate Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine) followed with a run producing base-knock to the right field fence of his own to helped give the Huskies the 2-1 advantage.
Looking to build on their margin in the eighth, Chadwick highlighted a seven hit, nine-score rally with a three-run blast to right field, which saw Southern Maine bat around and take over a commanding 11-1 edge.
McDonough chipped in with RBIs in two separate at-bats while Dexter and senior Troy Thibodeau (Danvers, Mass.) had a run producing single while junior Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.) crossed the plate on a wild pitch.
Chadwick’s third homer of the campaign was the only round tripper throughout the duration of the tournament out of 11 that was hit to right field.
Endicott originally staked the early margin when senior Tad Gold (Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.) plated freshman Cam Farnham (Andover, Mass.) with a solo base-knock to left. After Farham led off the contest with a single through the left side of the infield, he moved up on a clean swipe of second.
Gull sophomore JJ Branch (Milford, Mass.) helped keep his team up by putting up zero’s over his first five innings of work. Branch did not permit a batter to reach second as his defense spun a duo of double plays to help blank the Huskies until the sixth.
Carman matched the endeavor on the other side of the mound with 7 2/3 scoreless frames until he was lifted with two outs in the ninth. Once he helped turn two outs on a lineout in the top of the second, he stranded six men on base – including two in scoring position, both of which were in the third.
All told, Carman (4-1) finished the contest striking out five while plunking a pair of batters and walking two. He was named the New England Regional Most Outstanding Player after posting a 2-0 record, yielding five earned runs over 15 2/3 stanzas with eight strikeouts.
Senior Nathan Veilleux (Belgrade, Maine) helped USM finish the game by getting the final man to pop-out in the top of the ninth.
Branch (8-2) shouldered the setback for Endicott as he allowed eight runs on 12 hits to go with three punch outs in the losing decision.
Southern Maine finished with the 15-6 margin in hits as Dexter led the effort with a 4-for-5 performance at the plate. McDonough and Chadwick also had three base-knocks each as Chadwick had four RBIs.
Dexter, McDonough and sophomore Nick DiBase (Portland, Maine) each scored twice for the Huskies.
Gold wrapped up the final game of the regional with two hits and with his lead-off single in the top of the first, Farnham extended his hitting streak to 22 games.
The full New England Regional All-Tournament Team included Chadwick, Dexter, Verrier and junior Andrew Richards (S. Portland, Maine) from USM while the Endicott representatives were Gold, sophomore Cody Hall (Rutland, Mass.) and classmate Davarn Nova (Wareham, Mass.).
Junior Parker Tew (Chapel Hill, N.C.) of MIT, senior Alex Lorenc (Nanuet, N.Y.) of St. Joseph’s of Maine and junior Kyle Slinger (Danville, Calif.) of Tufts were the other outstanding players who were recognized on the All-Tournament squad.
2014 New England Regional All-Tournament Team
Most Outstanding Player
Logan Carman - SP (Sr., Newfields, N.H) – University of Southern Maine (2-0, 2.87 ERA, 11H, 5 ER, 15.2 IP, 8 K, 5 BB)
Forest Chadwick – DH (Sr., Gardiner, Maine) – University of Southern Maine (.667, 6-9, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1 R, 1.000 SLG)
Sam Dexter – SS (So., Oakland, Maine) – University of Southern Maine (.522, 12-23, 1 2B, 6 R, 4 RBI) (Led regional in hits and runs)
Andrew Richards – RP (Jr., S. Portland, Maine) – University of Southern Maine (1-0, 1 SV, 1.17 ERA, 8H, 1 ER, 7.2 IP, 4K, 0 BB)
|Matt Verrier – C (Sr., Norway, Maine) – University of Southern Maine (.333, 7-21, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 4 R)|
Tad Gold – OF (Sr., Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.) – Endicott College (.400, 11-24, 5 RBI, 4 R, 4-4 SB)
Cody Hall – SS (Fr., Rutland, Mass.) – Endicott College (.458, 11-24, 5 RBI, 4 R) (1.000 Fielding Percentage – 40 Chances – 10 Putouts – 30 Assists)
Davarn Nova – RP (So., Wareham, Mass.) – Endicott College (1-0, 2 SV, 0.96 ERA, 7H, 1 ER, 9.1 IP, 8 K, 3 BB)
Alex Lorenc – OF (Sr., Nanuet, N.Y.) – St. Joseph’s College of Maine (.438, 7-16, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R)
Kyle Slinger – SP (Jr., Danville, Calif.) – Tufts University (1-0, 1.00 ERA, 1 ER, 3H, 9 K)
Parker Tew – SS (Jr. Chapel Hill, N.C.) – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (.316, 6-19, 2 2B, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R)
Gulls Force Second Contest In Championship Series
Harwich, Mass. --- Endicott senior Tad Gold (Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.) finished with a trio of hits and two runs scored while junior Harry Oringer (Dartmouth, Mass.) launched a three-run homer as they both helped propel the fourth-seeded Gulls to a 7-6 triumph over second-seeded Southern Maine in the 2014 NCAA Division III New England Baseball Regional championship series on Saturday evening at Whitehouse Field.
With the win, Endicott (35-15) has handed the Huskies (34-13) their first loss in double-elimination tournament play. The two squads will do battle tomorrow in a meeting at high noon.
In the home half of the second, Southern Maine drew first blood as junior Jake Glauser (Goffstown, N.H.) connected on his second homer of the campaign for a two-run blast over the fence in left field.
Endicott answered with a crooked numeral in the top of the third to take over the 4-2 edge. As runners stood at first and second on consecutive singles, Oringer cranked a three-run homer to mark his second on the season to left field.
Promptly after the round tripper, the Gulls tacked an insurance tally. Gold notched a two-out single through the right side to drive in classmate Brett Holmgren (Middleboro, Mass.), who reached on a double.
The Gulls tacked on another score with two men down to increase their margin to three when sophomore Steve Morganelli (Milford, Mass.) plated sophomore Matthew Paola (Middlebury, Conn.).
Southern Maine, however, registered single tallies over the next two innings to inch within one run of the lead. Freshman Paul McDonough (Wells, Maine) belted a solo homer in the fifth and senior Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine) knocked in classmate Troy Thibodeau (Danvers, Mass.).
Gold had a hand in two scores over the final three frames of the contest to balloon their advantage to 7-4.
Sophomore Steve Morganelli (Milford, Mass.) drove in Gold with a solo base-knock up the middle in the top of the seventh before senior EJ Martinez (Brooklyn, N.Y.) singled him in again in the final stanza.
The Huskies though made one final comeback attempt in the last of the ninth. Chadwick and sophomore Nick DiBlase (Portland, Maine) registered hits and then freshman Paul McDonough (Wells, Maine) walked to load up the bases which brought in sophomore closer Davarn Nova (Wareham, Mass.).
Nova, who was summoned to seal up the victory against MIT in the afternoon, did give up a RBI single to senior John Carey (S. Portland, Maine) and he plunked sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine), which gave Southern Maine some life as they trailed by one score with one out.
But Nova reached back and fanned the last two batters of the game to record his fourth stop of the campaign.
Freshman Colby Morris (Newburyport, Mass.) came through for Endicott with 4 1/3 solid innings of relief to help protect their margin in the later stages of the contest.
Morris (1-0), who had appeared sparingly in 13 1/3 stanzas over eight appearances during the course of the campaign, gave up three earned runs and one walk while he finished with one strikeout.
USM freshman Zack Bean (Westbrook, Maine) absorbed the loss for the Huskies. Bean (3-1) allowed up four earned runs on six hits to go with one free pass and a punch out.
Martinez also finished with three base-knocks to help the Gulls lead in the final hitting category, 16-12. Oringer, Morganelli, freshman Cam Farnham (Andover, Mass.) and sophomore Cody Hall (Rutland, Mass.) all chipped in with two safeties each to pace their club.
McDonough, Thibodeau, Chadwick and senior Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine) each finished with a duo of hits each for the Huskies.
The two clubs both left runners on base combining to strand 18 on base (10 in scoring position).
The Gulls will try to do exactly what Southern Maine did to them last season in the New England regional finals. With Endicott the lone unbeaten in the championship bracket, the Huskies defeated them 5-3 and 9-0 to claim their seventh berth to the Division III College World Series.
Gulls To Face Off Against Southern Maine In New England Regional Final
Harwich, Mass. --- Endicott College freshman Luke Morse (Westford, Mass.) scattered six hits over eight-plus innings to propel the fourth-seeded Gulls to a 7-3 victory over fifth-seeded Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 2014 NCAA Division III New England Baseball Regional semifinals on Saturday afternoon at Whitehouse Field.
Endicott (34-15) advances to their second-consecutive regional championship to face off against second-seeded Southern Maine at 5:30 p.m. The contest features a rematch of the exact same teams from last season batting for all the marbles.
The Engineers end their fine NCAA playoff run with an overall record of 27-15. MIT, who earned its programs fourth national tournament berth and captured three victories in the New England regional.
Morse, who improved his record to 6-5, rung up two on strikes and he allowed three earned runs while he walked three and hit two batters. After hurling a trio of perfect frames to start off the contest, he stranded five MIT runners on base over his next four stanzas of work.
Sophomore Alan Wang (Paoli, Pa.) was tagged with the loss for the Scarlet and Gray. Wang (5-2) permitted three earned runs and eight hits in six-plus innings before turning it over to the bullpen in the seventh. He did not walk or fan anyone.
The Gulls offense was paced by junior second basemen Harry Oringer (Dartmouth, Mass.) who drove in a pair of runs on two-out singles in the third and fifth innings for the early margin.
Down 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth, MIT threatened. After Creed Mangrum (Sandy, Utah) was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, Hayden Cornwell (Newport Beach, Calif.) notched a base hit to put two on with nobody out. Nate Rodman (Corvallis, Ore.) then singled in Mangrum to trim the Engineers’ deficit to a single run.
But Oringer again rose to the occasion, this time on defense to preserve Endicott’s 2-1 edge. With men on the corners, Rodman took off for second on a passed ball. When the throw from the catcher was destined for centerfield, the runner on third bolted home. Oringer stopped the ball from skipping into center field and threw back to the dish, which cut down the lead runner for a key out at the plate to help preserve the margin for the Gulls.
After scratching across a run in the seventh on a run producing single by Oringer, Endicott added four runs in the top of the ninth inning on six hits to take over the 7-1 advantage.
A double by senior E.J. Martinez (Brooklyn, N.Y.) knocked in sophomore Matthew Paola (Middlebury, Conn.), who led off the frame with a single. Sophomore Cody Hall (Rutland, Mass.) then drove in Martinez and classmate Steve Morganelli (Milford, Mass.) with a two-run single to right before freshman Cam Farnham (Andover, Mass.) brought in senior pinch-hitter Taylor English (Barre, Vt.) with an RBI single.
The Engineers battled back in the home half of the ninth, as Rodman led off with a walk and junior Parker Tew (Chapel Hill, N.C.) followed with a double to left field to plate Rodman. After Morse was replaced by sophomore Gull closer Davarn Nova (Wareham, Mass.) came on and induced a double play and struck out the final batter of the game to end the game.
Along with Oringer’s two hits, Martinez, Farnham, Hall and freshman Mike Kochiss (Fairfield, Conn.) all recorded multi-hit performances for Endicott. Hall had a productive day from the nine spot in the lineup with two hits, three RBIs and one run.
MIT was led by junior K.J. Parent’s (Knoxville, Tenn.) two hits and RBI with Cornwell driving in another. Rodman had a hit, walk and run while Tew doubled and scored to improve his average to .316 (6-19) with two doubles, a pair of homers and 14 total bases.
Parent, Tew Help Engineer Third NCAA Playoff Victory
Harwich, Mass. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology junior Parker Tew (Chapel Hill, N.C.) smashed the go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning and classmate K.J. Parent (Knoxville, Tenn.) tossed eight strong innings as the fifth-seeded Engineers edged sixth-seeded St. Joseph’s of Maine in the evening elimination game of the 2014 NCAA Division III New England Baseball Regional at Whitehouse Field.
The Scarlet and Gray (27-14) move ahead to tomorrow’s opening contest at high noon against fourth-seeded Endicott for the rights to play second-seeded Southern Maine in the title game at 4 p.m.
MIT, who came into Thursday 0-for-7 all-time in the national baseball playoffs with three previous appearance, have run its streak to three straight victories.
The Monks, who are making their eighth NCAA Tournament appearance since 2006, end their season at 30-15 to complete their fifth consecutive 30-win campaign.
MIT started off the contest with the early 1-0 advantage as Tew and junior Carl Sorensen (Blacksburg, Va.) tag teamed the first score with two men down. Tew doubled to start off the rally and moved up 90 feet on a solo knock by junior Phil Reiser (Alpharetta, Ga.) before Sorensen notched an RBI single through the right side.
St. Joseph’s answered in the bottom of the third when freshman Brett Barbati (Melrose, Mass.) launched the opening pitch of the inning for his first collegiate homer over the fence in left field which tied up the score at 1-1.
Over the middle frames, the Monks were paced by sophomore starting pitcher Alex Valenti (Lawrence, Mass.) retired 12 of 13 batters he faced from the third through the sixth inning before he ran into trouble in the seventh. Parent matched the effort by stranding four on base – including two in scoring position.
After sophomore Nate Rodman (Corvallis, Ore.) dropped in a single to center, Tew broke the stalemate by depositing third home run of the season down the left field line.
The Engineers tacked on a key insurance tally in the same inning when senior Patrick Dayton (Archer City, Texas) had solid pinch-hit appearance. With a man at every base, Dayton put in play a fielder’s choice plated run to drive in Reiser.
In the bottom of the eighth, St. Joseph’s got one back when junior Nic Lops (S. Portland, Maine) registered a sacrifice fly to drive in freshman Matt McComb (S. Berwick, Maine), who reached on a misplayed ball by the second baseman to start off the stanza.
Down 4-2 entering the bottom of the ninth, the Monks made one final push. Sophomore Taylor Reuillard (Biddleford, Maine) and senior Alex Markakis (Lynnfield, Mass.) singled before moving up one base on a sacrifice.
Following a walk by freshman Taylor Black (Cardiff By The Sea, N.Y.) to juice the bases, senior Louie Vigars (Straham, N.H.) lined a two-out infield single to plate Reuillard. But MIT senior Rob Bertucci (Bellville, Ill.) retired the final batter on a fly to right to end the game.
Parent (4-3) scattered eight hits over eight-plus innings of work while permitting three runs (two earned) to go with one walk and a trio of punch outs. Despite allowing an inherited runner to score, Bertucci notched his fifth save for a scoreless ninth.
Valenti (4-3) was tagged with the setback for the Monks. He surrendered four earned runs on six hits while he fanned six and issued one free pass. Sophomore Nathan McNamara (W. Newbury, Mass.) did give up the insurance RBI in the seventh, but he did hurl a perfect eighth and ninth to keep the Engineer offense at bay.
St. Joseph’s outhit the Scarlet and Gray, 10-7, as Markakis went 3-for-4 to pace Monks. Barbati also had two base-knocks for the Monks.
Rodman, Tew and Sorensen all notched a pair of hits to lead the bottom of the line-up for MIT.
Huskies Advance To Second-Straight New England Regional Final
Harwich, Mass. --- University of Southern Maine senior Matt Verrier (Norway, Maine) finished a triple shy of the cycle and sophomore Andrew Richards (S. Portland, Maine) registered four-inning save as he pair helped lift the second-seeded Huskies to a 8-4 victory over fourth-seeded Endicott this afternoon in the winners bracket final of the 2014 NCAA Division III New England Baseball Regional at Whitehouse Field.
The Huskies (34-12) vie for their eighth regional crown tomorrow at 4 p.m. in an attempt to return to the Division III College World Series in Appleton, Wisconsin. The Gulls (32-15) will try to get back into the hunt for the regional title when they play the winner of tonight’s St. Joseph’s of Maine and MIT on Saturday at 12 p.m.
Endicott opened the contest with the early 1-0 edge in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by senior Brett Holmgren (Middleboro, Mass.), who brought in junior Harry Oringer (Dartmouth, Mass.). Oringer reached on a safety to left field and he swiped second.
Southern Maine answered with a crooked spot in the very next inning, benefiting with the result of an infield miscue. With senior Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine) and Verrier in scoring position, Bernard crossed the plate as the third baseman’s flick missed the catcher and Verrier moved up on base.
Verrier scored on a ground out in the subsequent at-bat and then senior Troy Thibodeau (Danvers, Mass.) scampered home on a wild pitch to help give USM the 3-1 margin.
The Gulls got a tally back in the bottom of the second as sophomore Cody Hall (Rutland, Mass.) plated senior EJ Martinez (Brooklyn, N.Y.) to trail by one run.
But Verrier came through for the Huskies as he hammered a solo homer for his eighth of the campaign and team-best third base-knock of the contest, which was a key score as Southern Maine took the 4-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth.
Endicott got to sophomore starter Tyler Leavitt (N. Andover, Mass.) when Martinez led off the very next half stanza with a two-bagger down the left field line. After Richards was inserted into the contest in relief, the next batter hit a deep fly to right to move Martinez to third and then he scurried home on a ground-out by freshman Mike Kochiss (Fairfield, Conn.).
But Richards got out of the rest of the frame unscathed, preserving the 4-3 lead as runners stood at first and second. Richards also left runners on base in each of the next two innings to help keep the contest right where it was.
The effort allowed Southern Maine to add some insurance in the top of the eighth when senior John Carey (S. Portland, Maine) represented the lone tally when the Huskies grounded into a double play.
USM broke the game open for the 8-3 advantage in the top of the ninth on plated runs by Carey, senior Forrest Chadwick (Gardiner, Maine) and sophomore Sam Dexter (Oakland, Maine).
With their backs up against the wall, Endicott rallied in the last of the ninth. Holmgren belted a one-out triple to start the charge and senior Tad Gold (Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.) followed with an RBI single to cut the lead in half.
Richards, however, set down the final two batters on a pair of fly balls to the outfield which sealed up the victory for the Huskies.
Leavitt improved to 8-3 with the win as he went five-plus innings surrendering three earned runs to go with eight hits, one walk and one strikeout. Richards scattered six hits and permitted one earned run with one punch out.
Senior Tyler Hill (Las Vegas, Nev.) absorbed the loss for the Gulls. Hill went seven-plus stanzas surrendering five runs (three earned) on seven hits while he ended with two strikeouts and one free pass.
Endicott actually outhit their opponents, 14-11, as Hall led the effort with a 3-for-4 line out of the ninth slot in the order. Holmgren, Gold and Martinez also contributed two base-knocks each.
Dexter and Bernard notched a pair of safeties to help pace USM at the plate.
The contest was a rematch of last year’s final game of the winners bracket which saw the Gulls dispatch Southern Maine, 5-2 before the Huskies rattled off three straight over the next two days to win the 2013 New England Regional.