Even though UMass had a five-run lead through six innings in Tuesday’s first Baseball Beanpot semifinal, Northeastern head coach Mike Glavine knew that his battle-tested club had the ability to stage a comeback.
“We chipped away and started to feel a little bit of momentum,” said Glavine, whose team managed just three hits off UMass redshirt freshman Anthony Videtto (Kingston, Mass.) in the first five frames of the eventual 10-8 win. “I don’t think we felt like we were ever out of the game at any point, but it was probably a question of whether we were going to have enough time.”
That’s baseball in New England. But on a rainy afternoon at Friedman Diamond, sophomore Kyle Peterson (Brockton, Mass.) needed not time, but just a chance to swing his bat.