Hartford junior left-handed pitcher Sean Newcomb dominated the Binghamton Bearcats in game two of the America East tournament as the Hawks picked up the 6-1 victory.
Newcomb, who is expected to go in the top 15 of the 2014 MLB Draft, pitched seven innings allowing only two hits and one unearned run while walking four and striking out a career high 14 batters. Newcomb featured a fastball that read on the radar gun that touched 95 but sat between 89-92. He was able to hit 95 in the fourth inning with the bases loaded where he reached back for that little extra power.
The offense for the Hartford Hawks was led by David MacKinnion who went 3-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Ryan Lukach drove in two runs while Aaron Wilson, James Alfonso, and Billy Walker each drove in a run.
But the real story was the dominant performance by Newcomb. Hartford third year head coach Justin Blood said “It was the best I have seen him pitch as all his stuff was firm today.”
Blood who also coached first round pick Matt Barnes a few years ago at UConn said that Newcomb’s “toughness is second to none” and that is what separates him from other pitchers.
Hartford will play Stony Brook at 6pm on Friday while Binghamton will play a loser’s bracket matchup against Maine.