Offense propels NEC to victory
- Updated: March 14, 2019
NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England College baseball team show off its offensive power, as the Pilgrims defeat Anna Maria 13-6, in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon.
Score: New England College 13, Anna Maria 6
Records: Pilgrims (9-2, 0-0 NECC) | AMCats (7-4, 0-0 GNAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
New England College struck early, as the Pilgrims put up three of runs in the top of the second. Anderson Jimenez drove in a pair after doubling down the right field line, before Christian Aybar singled home Connor Morin. Anna Maria tied the game in the bottom half of the inning, when it plated three unearned runs.
NEC went back on top in the third, as Evan Delaney launched a two-run home run to left center field. Xavier Nunez tacked on another run in the fourth, as he singled up the middle, scoring Luis Atiles. The AMCats cut the deficit to one (6-5) in the bottom of the sixth with two more unearned runs.
The Pilgrims slowly extended their lead in the seventh and eighth innings, as Shane McNamara, Manuel Andujar, and Delaney picked up RBIs. Phillip Antoucci IV hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth, but NEC piled on four runs in the ninth to pull away.
Jameson Carey picked up the win for New England College, as the junior went 7.0 innings and allowing one earned run.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
-This was the 31st meeting all-time. Anna Maria still leads in the series 16-15.
-The Pilgrims’ offense plated 13 runs, increasing their season average to 10.8. That mark ranks them 14thnationally
-Delaney’s home run in the third inning is his 15th at New England College.
Friday vs. WPI, at New England Baseball Complex, 3:30 p.m.