Simeone Homers Twice in NESCAC Finale Against Ephs

Simeone Homers Twice in NESCAC Finale Against Ephs

AMHERST, Mass. – Severino Simeone '20 hit his second and third home runs of the season but Amherst College dropped the final game of their New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) baseball series against Williams College by a 14-4 score on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Field.

Simeone tied the game at three with a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth inning that sent Williams right fielder Matt Aventuro crashing through the outfield fence.

In the sixth, with Amherst trailing 10-3, Simeone blasted another solo homer to left field.

He and Kai Terada-Herzer '21 each finished the game with three of Amherst's 11 hits, but the Ephs (13-3, 1-2 NESCAC) salvaged a game in the series after Amherst (11-7, 3-3 NESCAC) swept the doubleheader at Williams yesterday.

The Ephs busted open the game with seven runs in the top of the sixth inning, which began with a long home run to left field by Kellen Hatheway, who went deep for the second consecutive day.

Williams rapped out seven of their 16 hits in the sixth inning. Erik Mini scored on a suicide squeeze play that turned into an RBI base hit by Aventuro before two out singles by Ryan Young, Eric Pappas, Mike Stamas and Hatheway all brought home single runs.

In the middle of the Williams lienup, Hatheway, Mini, Doug Schaffer, Tom Benz and Aventuro each had two-hit games. All of them crossed the plate twice except for Benz, who scored three runs in the win.

Williams put together back to back doubles with one out the second (Benz and Aventuro) to plate a run and take a 1-0 lead.

Eric Mini hit a two-run homer to left center in the top of the third with two outs.

The Mammoths cut the deficit to one run in the bottom of the third on a two-run double to right center by Stephen Burke '20, which scored Terada-Herzer and first year Daniel Qin.

Simeone tied the game with his first long ball of the day in the fourth, but the Ephs broke things open with their barrage in the sixth, and added an insurance run in the seventh and three more in the ninth when they loaded the bases with nobody out thanks to two singles and a pair of hit by pitches.

Sophomore starter Andrew Nagel (3-1) suffered his first loss of the year after allowing three earned runs over five and a third inning. Nagel threw 57 of his 80 pitches for strikes and didn't walk a batter while fanning three.

Jack Bohen threw the first six and two-thirds innings for Williams, giving up four earned runs on nine hits with three strikeouts of his own. Bohen improves to 3-0 on the season for the Ephs, who will play at Trinity on Tuesday at 4:00 PM.

Amherst looks to start a new win streak after having their five-game spurt snapped today. The Mammoths will head to Western New England tomorrow for a 3:30 PM game and then host Elms at the same time on Wednesday.