Saturday, March 18, 2006

Spring really is the best time of year

I am learning more and more every day that this journalism thing is what I was born for...
On March 3 the Northeastern University baseball team played the Boston Red Sox in an exhibition game, and the Northeastern News sent me down there to cover the game. The game was the second in a college doubleheader. The Sox played Boston College and with Curt Schilling on the mound the Eagles were shutout 10-0. But after all the A-listers went back in the clubhouse, the B grade names and non-roster spring training invitees came out to play NU.
With Matt Clement on the mound the Sox beat the Huskies 9-2, but even though the Huskies got the loss, they definitely made their mark.
Northeastern's centerfielder and leadoff hitter Chris Emanuele took Clement, a 2005 MLB All-Star deep over the left field wall. Clement only gave up 21 homeruns last year, but Emanuele took him yard on the third pitch of the game. Even though they only scored one more run in the game that homerun solidified Emanuele as a Major League prospect, and it made it way more fun to write this story for the NU NEWS
Last year's America East Pitcher of the Year, Dave Pellegrine started the game for the Huskies but only pitched one inning before taking to the clubhouse. Every NU pitcher took the hill for about an inning to keep everyone fresh for the regular season.
After the exhibition game the Huskies went 4-4 on their 8 game southern swing before returning home for their first home game. The two home games were cancelled due to weather and the Huskies hit the road again to face Savannah today.

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