Baseball Suffers 7-4 Defeat At Babson

Baseball Suffers 7-4 Defeat At Babson

BABSON PARK, Mass.--Babson College scored seven unearned runs in the seventh inning to post a come-from-behind 7-4 win over Keene State College in non-conference baseball action on Thursday at Govoni Field.


  • Keene State: 7-6
  • Babson: 7-3-1

Up Next

  • Keene State is slated to host Trinity College (CT) on March 29 at 3:30 pm.
  • Babson is back in action tomorrow, hosting Framingham State at 3:30.

Tale of the Tape

  • The loss spoiled an outstanding game from Keene State junior right hander Michael Crimi, who carried a no-hitter through 6.2 innings with nine strikeouts before conceding a single to Adam Ayala in the seventh.
  • Devin Springfield was 2-for-3, and Billy Hartmann hit a solo home run in the third inning.
  • Keene State committed three errors and had two passed balls in the seventh inning to give Babson the lead.  Keith Simpson (1-1) took the loss.

How It Happened

  • Crimi kept the Beavers off balance throughout, setting down the first five Babson batters and working out of trouble in the fourth when a walk, a fielder's choice, and a passed ball put runners on second and third with one out.  Crimi struck out Owen Shea and Joe Barry to end the threat.
  • Keene State took a 1-0 lead when Hartmann, the reigning LEC Player of the Week, slugged his first homerun of the season over the fence in left field.  KSC added a second run in the sixth when Springfield hit a leadoff double and scored Kolby Reggione's single to right.
  • The Owls made it 4-0 in the seventh inning when Joe Libby singled and came around on an error that allowed Hartmann to reach.  Walks to Trevor Chapin and Christian Bourgea loaded the bases, and Hartmann came around when Springfield grounded into a double play. 
  • Crimi got the first two outs of the seventh by striking out Edward Lehr and David Lennon, but Ayala broke up the no-no with a single to right.  Nick Nowak came out of the bullpen to relieve Crimi, and Kevin Murphy reached on an error.
  • Eric Jaun singled in Ayala the first run of the game for the Beavers, and another error allowed Jack Murphy to reach and Murphy to score.  Mark Webber tied the game with a 2-run triple, then scored the go-ahead run on the third KSC error of the inning.  Lehr had a 2-run single to pad the lead.
  • Hartmann drew a one out walk in the top of the ninth and Bourgea reached on a fielder's choice.  The runners moved up to second and third on Trevor Chapin's groundout, but Springfield grounded out to first to end the game.