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Baseball Splits Doubleheader

By Koichi Kunitake

The varsity baseball team started off its season Saturday with a doubleheader against the Wentworth Institute of Technology, at Briggs Field. The Engineers won the season-opening game, 5-4, but lost the second game, 8-7.

Rob Lepard '95 gave a noteworthy performance in game one, going two for three with a run scored. Brian Christensen '94 also played well, batting two for four with 2 RBI, and Jeff Kyle '96 hit a clutch single to drive in two runs.

Game two was decided by a single run game. Wentworth prevailed, even though third baseman Dave Lopez '96 went 2 for 3 with an RBI.

The Engineers, defending Division III Eastern College Athletic Conference champions, will have to overcome the loss of three key pitchers in order to repeat their incredible performance of last season. Taking their place are Kyle, Lepard, and Aaron Loutsch '96. Loutsch, who allowed only two runs in five innings as starter in game one, will be a force to contend with in years to come.

The baseball team plays again Friday through Sunday in the MIT Invitational tournament with five other schools, including such tough competitors as Brandeis and Tufts Universities.