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Baseball finds 11 lucky

By Martin Dickau

Eleven has come up for the MIT baseball team three times in a row during its current homestand, and 11 has proven to be the squad's lucky number three times in a row, as the Engineers have snapped a seven-game losing streak with a strong display of offense.

Boston University was the third victim of the 11-run attack, falling 11-4 Saturday afternoon. Tim Sullivan '85 and Craig Poole '86 led the MIT attack with two RBIs apiece.

Doug MacLeod '86 gave up four runs -- two of them earned -- in the first two innings, but settled down to go the route, scattering six hits and chalking up six strikeouts along the way.

Saturday's win followed closely on the heels of Friday's 11-2 trouncing of visiting Thomas College. Mike DiChristina '85 collected three hits, Jon Simon '86 had two hits and a pair of RBIs, and Tom Hoffman '87 scored three runs in that contest.

Rich Zermani '87 struck out seven and allowed only one hit in his seven innings of work to gain the victory.

Babson College was the first team on the homestand to fall to the 11-run offense. Poole had two hits and two RBIs against Babson Thursday, pacing an 11-8 win. Dan Ferguson '85 picked up the win in relief of DiChristina.

The Engineers' record stands at 4-7. In the team's only other win this year, the season opener against host Caltech, MIT also scored 11 runs, romping 11-2.

The team travels to Boston College tomorrow afternoon for a 3 pm game. The Engineers will return home Friday afternoon, when they take on Brandeis University. That game is also scheduled for 3 pm.