Dupuis Deals, Salvon Smashes as Baseball Opens Series with Shutout of Coast Guard

Dylan Connors - WPI Baseball 2022

WORCESTER -- The WPI baseball team started its weekend series against Coast Guard off with a three-hit, 3-0 shutout of the Bears on Friday night on the campus of Holy Cross. Andrew Dupuis (Raymond, NH) pitched seven clean innings, allowing just two hits while striking out four while Noah Pins (Holden, MA) picked up his second save of the year throwing the final two innings of action, allowing just one hit and sitting down four by way of the K.  

WPI improved to 13-14 on the season and 3-8 in NEWMAC play while Coast Guard dropped to 16-10 on the year and 7-4 in conference play. The shutout marks the third time this year the Bears have been unable to get on the board.  

Dylan Connors (Westboro, MA), who singled to start off the second inning, scampered home on a passed ball to score the first, and ultimately game-winning run in the second inning of action. One batter later, Martin McCormack (Quincy, MA) would make it a 2-0 ball game after two.  

Connors finished the game with a 2-for-4 outing, scoring a run while Fraser was 1-for-4 with a run scored and Joe Salvon (Longmeadow, MA) went 1-for-4 with a solo shot in the seventh inning.  

Parker Madden (Ruston, LA) had two of Coast Guard's three hits on the day while starting pitcher Cody Fidler (Temple, PA) earned his first loss of the season pitching six innings, allowing seven hits and three runs.  

The Engineers and Bears are back in action Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader in New London, beginning at 1pm.