MILTON, Mass. – Visiting Babson College outslugged Curry College, 16-10, in non-conference baseball action Tuesday afternoon in Milton. The Beavers improved to 15-12 on the season while the Colonels fell to 6-15-2.
Babson shot out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning off Curry starter Chris Kingsley. Trevor Boyce brought home the first run with an RBI double to left. Following a Chris Kucher RBI sacrifice fly, Sean MacPhee launched a two-run home run to right field. Joe Zanca capped off the scoring with a run-scoring single up the middle that plated George Crowley.
Some defensive miscues, a wild pitch and a second-inning RBI double from Matt Moore allowed Curry to close to within 5-3 after two full innings. A third-inning single by Zanca brought home Crowley again, upping the Beavers’ advantage to 6-3.
But the Colonels pulled even at 6-6 following a third-inning Jack Gonzalez sacrifice fly, a fourth-inning Matt Rodriguez sacrifice fly, and a fourth-inning Sam Barron RBI single that plated Moore with the tying run. The hosts then took a brief 8-6 advantage in the bottom of the fifth after Matt O'Neill stroked a single to center field that scored Moore and Derek Pizarro.
In the top of the sixth, the Babson offense exploded, plating 10 runs including a pair of three-run home runs from Kucher in the same inning.
Curry got a solo home run from Barron and an RBI double from Tim Lathrop in the bottom of the sixth, but that merely accounted for the 16-10 final, as both teams were held scoreless over the final three innings.
Kucher went 2-for-4 with seven RBI, while Boyce went 5-for-6 with two RBI and three runs scored. For the Colonels, Barron finished 3-for-4 with three RBI.
Nick Ahearn relieved Beavers’ starter Brody Loughlin in the fourth and went the remainder of the way for his third victory of the season. Ahearn gave up eight hits and two earned runs, while striking out three over 5 1/3 innings. Mark Rebello (1-1) absorbed the loss for Curry, pitching the final four innings in relief of Kingsley and Travis Levesque. Rebello allowed five hits, five walks and two earned runs, while striking out two.
Babson is back in action on Wednesday, hosting Wentworth in a 3:30 p.m. non-conference match-up. Curry next takes the field on Thursday, hosting Rhode Island College in a non-league tilt at 3:30 p.m.