CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- No. 5 Southern Maine unleashed a 19-hit attack Thursday at MIT in a 16-4 win against the Engineers.
Sophomore Sam Dexter was 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored, while senior Forrest Chadwick led the Huskies with four hits. Sophomore Kendall Helbert drove in a pair of runs for MIT.
Southern Maine (10-3) wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, pushing across four runs in the top of the first. Dexter had an RBI single to plate the first run, followed by doubles from Chadwick and senior Chris Bernard to make it 3-0. Junior Jake Glauser later added a two-out RBI single to complete the scoring.
Chadwick and senior Matt Verrier added RBI singles in the second as the Huskies scored three more to take a 7-0 lead. MIT (4-3) got on the board in the fourth when juniors Parker Tew and Hayden Cornwell started the inning with a single and a double. With one down, Helbert lashed a double to left center that gave the Engineers their first two tallies.
Southern Maine scored six more in the fifth to put the game out of reach. Dexter and sophomore Nick DiBiase had the big hits for the Huskies, with each delivering singles that drove in a pair each.
Sophomore Shyler Scates started for Southern Maine and improved to 3-1 on the season by going five innings and giving up four hits and two runs. He struck out three and walked three. Four pitchers followed Scates to the mound for the Huskies, with each throwing an inning.