Wonson Throws a Gem but Baseball's Bats Silenced at MIT

Jacob Hand - WPI Baseball 2022

Cambridge, MA --- The WPI baseball team was back in conference action on Wednesday night, taking on MIT at Fran O'Brien Field in a game delayed a day by New England weather. MIT starting pitcher Graham Cartwright (La Jolla, CA) threw nine outstanding innings, allowing just four hits and three walks in a 2-0 shutout of the Worcester Engineers.  

WPI (14-16, 4-10 NEWMAC) was paced by a 2-for-4 effort by Jacob Hand (Niskayuna, NY) who accounted for half of the Engineer hits on the afternoon. Starter Everett Wonson (York, ME) pitched seven complete innings, allowing just six hits and two earned runs while striking out four. Ryan Malkowski (Hubbardston, MA) stepped into the game in relief and finished with a 1-2-3 eighth inning.  

Michael Fraser (Mashpee, MA) and Martin McCormack (Quincy, MA) also tallied hits for the Crimson and Gray while DJ Brooks (Danvers, MA) drew a pair of walks.

Cartwright's arm was aided by MIT's (11-19-1, 6-8) offense as the Cambridge Engineers broke open the scoreless bout in the fourth inning. After Michael Finch (Brentwood, TN) was hit by a pitch with two outs, he moved to second on an Erik Anderson (Palos Verdes, CA) single to center and then came around one batter later as Cory O'Shea (Glen Allen, VA) knocked him in with a single to left for the 1-0 lead.  

MIT added another run in the sixth inning of action putting the run on the board once again with two outs in the inning in an eerily similar manner to the fourth inning. Finch started this inning off by drawing a walk, moving to second on an Anderson single through the left side and O'Shea brought him home once again, this time doubling to left field.  

O'Shea finished the day 2-for-3 with two RBIs while Anderson was 2-for-3 and Finch was 1-for-2 with a walk, a HBP and both runs scored.  

WPI is back in action with a weekend series against Clark. Play begins Friday night at 6pm at Holy Crossbefore the series moves to Clark for a Saturday doubleheader starting at Noon. MIT's conference foe of the weekend is Emerson with play beginning Friday at Emerson at 3:30pm before returning home for a Senior Day doubleheader beginning at 1pm.