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Baseball Opens Home Season with 4-2 Win

By Brooks Mendell
Team Member

Ten days after returning from its spring trip, the varsity baseball team played its first game in New England, which turned out to be an 11 inning victory over Boston College. Starting pitcher Peter Hinterreger '93 went the distance, allowing no earned runs and no walks in the 4-2 win.

MIT scored two runs in the top of the sixth on Brooks Mendell's '93 two out single, driving in John Gass '94 and Brian Christensen '94. In the eleventh, Mendell put the Engineers ahead with a two out double, scoring Christensen a second time. Dan Sabanosh '94 followed up with another double, his second hit of the day, to drive in Mendell for the final run. Mendell and Christensen both ended the day with three hits.

On Wednesday, MIT fell to Brandeis 6-1. Starter Will Nielson '96 pitched well against a tough team, yielding only five hits and no walks in six and two-thirds innings. Mate Ritter '93 finished the seventh. Aaron Loutsch '96 and Rob Lepard '93 closed the eighth and ninth innings respectively.

Offensively, the Engineers could only muster five hits, the lone run coming on a two out single by Mendell in the sixth to send Christensen home. Mendell finished with two hits.

The Engineers ended the week with a 10-7 loss to the Wentworth Institute of Technology. After scoring four runs in the first, Wentworth's hits were slowed by Nate Ritter through the fifth inning, when he was replaced.

MIT climbed back into the game after a two run double in the third by Sabanosh, closing the deficit to one. In the fourth, Ian Somerville '93 scored on a Sabanosh single to tie the game at six. The score stayed the same until the ninth, when Wentworth scored four runs on four hits. MIT managed to load the bases and score one run in the bottom of the ninth before the game ended.