HARWICH, Mass. — Dan Gusovsky’s grand slam in a six-run seventh inning gave No. 3 seed Wheaton College an 8-4 come-from-behind victory and eliminated Husson University from the NCAA Division III New England Regional Baseball Championship Thursday.
Husson winds up its season with a 29-17 record.
Wheaton’s Lyons, who came into the tourney ranked 19th nationally, outhit Husson 16-9.
Eric Laliberte led the 30-11 Lyons with three singles and an RBI. Mike Biseglia and Hadi Read each had a double and a single. Read added two RBIs. Ryan Grant earned a save with four outs in an inning and a third of no-hit, shutout relief.
For the Eagles, Ethan Guerrette had two singles and an RBI while Jake Arthers and Cody McInnis each singled twice.
Wheaton |000|010|601 — 8 16 2
Husson |300|100|000 — 4 9 1
Corr, Calabro (7), Grant (8) and Gusovsky; Adams, Leeman (7), Beatham (8) and Ververis
W. New England 4, Saint Joseph’s 1
At Harwich, Mass., Andrew Fatse went 4-for-4 and Matt Anthonis drove in two runs with a single in the fifth to lead Western New England College to victory in a winner’s bracket game here in Thursday’s NCAA Division III New England Regional Baseball Championship game against Saint Joseph’s College of Standish.
The Western New England Golden Bears improve to 40-9 with the win.
Kyle McKelvey also had two hits and an RBI for the Bears.
Mike Pratt’s home run in the fourth accounted for the only run of the game by the Monks, who are now 31-14 overall.
WNEC |000|021|010 — 4 12 1
Saint Joseph’s |000|100|000 — 1 7 1
Cloft, Lawler (9) and Leclerc; Murray, Roberge (6), Devereaux (8) and Lee
SEC tourney staying to 2016
HOOVER, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference baseball tournament is staying in Hoover for at least five more years after the league opened up the bidding process to other cities.
SEC Commissioner Mike Slive announced an agreement Thursday with the Alabama Sports Foundation and the city of Hoover to keep the tournament at Regions Park through 2016.
The league received bids for hosting the five-day, double-elimination tournament from New Orleans, Montgomery, Ala., Memphis, Duluth, Ga. and Jacksonville, Fla., said SEC assistant commissioner Craig Mattox, the tournament’s executive director.