Baseball shuts out Gordon College, 10-0, for first victory of 2012 season

MIT used a 16-hit, 10-run offensive attack this afternoon that lifted the Engineers to a 10-0 win over Gordon College. MIT picked up home runs from Bryan A. Macomber ’12 and Parker A. Tew ’15 and six strong innings from Kyle J. Parent ’15 as the Engineers claimed their first win of the season.

Tew, who had three hits on the day, drove in the first run of the game for MIT (1-2) with a second-inning single that brought home Mangrum, who had singled and stole second. Tew then made it 2-0 with a solo shot in the fourth, his first of the season.

That was all the offense that Parent would need as he scattered a pair of hits and a walk over his six innings, striking out six. After he departed the game, MIT broke the contest open with seven runs in the seventh. The Engineers used a single and a hit batter to put a pair on with one down. Macomber then followed with a three-run home run to make it 6-0. The Engineers added an unearned run on a Gordon error before junior Ricardo J. Perez singled home to more to make it 9-0. MIT finished the scoring in the frame when Swanson hit into a fielders choice with the bases loaded.

Perez drove in his third run of the day with a sac fly in the eighth to close out the scoring. MIT got a scoreless inning each from Brandon Lowe ’14, Timothy M. Wilson ’14, and Philip M. Reiser ’15 out of the bullpen to preserve the shutout.

MIT will be back in action on Saturday when the Engineers will play a doubleheader against Trinity College in a pair of games that will be played at Central Connecticut State University starting at 11 a.m.