St. Mary’s City, Md.– The St. Mary’s College of Maryland baseball team returned to the win column Thursday afternoon, connecting on a season second-best 19 hits as the Seahawks (9-8, 2-5 CAC) posted a 15-6 Capital Athletic Conference victory over the University of Mary Washington (15-9-1, 4-3 CAC). First-year infielderAndy Collins(Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee) went 4-for-5 with four runs scored, an RBI, and a stolen base.
- Hits:St. Mary’s 19, Mary Washington 10
- Errors:St. Mary’s 5, Mary Washington 3
- Left on Base:St. Mary’s 6, Mary Washington 8
St. Mary’s Offensive Leaders
- Andy Collins:4-for-5, 4 runs scored, 1 RBI, 1 stolen base
- Sam James:3-for-5, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI
- Lucas Kraft:3-for-5, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI
- Jay Hammett:2-for-4, 1 run scored, 4 RBI, 1 walk, 1 double, 1 stolen base
- Joey Bryner:2-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 RBI
- Sean Goodie:2-for-5, 1 run scored, 3 RBI, 1 double
- Matt Ansaldi:2-for-5, 2 runs scored, 1 triple
Mary Washington Offensive Leaders
- Christian Hague:2-for-4, 1 run scored, 5 RBI, 1 triple, 1 home run, 1 sac fly
- Mark Smith:2-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 RBI, 1 double, 1 home run
- Garrett Lyons:2-for-5, 2 runs scored, 1 stolen base
- Ramsis Ruiz:2-for-5, 2 runs scored
St. Mary’s Pitching
- Jackson Edelman:8.0 IP, 10 hits, 5 earned runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts (W, 4-3)
- Tim Hand:1.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts
Mary Washington Pitching
- Mason Riser:3.0 IP, 13 hits, 10 earned runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts (L, 0-2)
- Alex Shapiro:3.2 IP, 6 hits, 4 earned runs, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts
- Bryant White:1.1 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts
How It Happened
- After Mary Washington claimed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, the Seahawks plated two in their half of the first to go ahead for good.Collinssingled through the left side, advanced to second on a walk to redshirt sophomore infielderJay Hammett(Coltons Point, Md./Chopticon), and scored as senior catcherSean Goodie(Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) reached on a fielder’s choice that turned into a two-base error.Goodiethen crossed home plate on a single by first-year DHJoey Bryner(Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken).
- St. Mary’s followed the first with a three-run second behind a pair of RBI singles fromCollinsandHammettwhileCollinsstole home. After UMW cut the deficit to 5-3, the Seahawks answered with a six-run third, keyed by a three RBI, two-out double fromHammett.
- Junior outfielderLucas Kraft(Boyds, Md./Clarksburg) provided an RBI single in the fourth for a 12-4 St. Mary’s advantage. Mary Washington followed with two runs in the fifth to push the score to 12-6.
- First-year outfielderSam James‘(Charlottesville, Va./Western Albemarle) one-out RBI single up the middle sparked a three-run rally in seventh.
Inside the Box Score
- Collinsnotched season-bests of four hits and four runs scored to pace the Seahawks offensively whileHammettdrove in a career-high four runs for the third time in his two-year career.
- Jamestallied season-highs of three hits, three runs scored, and two RBI while junior infielderMatt Ansaldi(Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) plated a career-best two runs for the fourth time in his career.
- First-year LHPJackson Edelman(Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) improved to 4-3 on the season, pitching 8.0 innings and allowing five earned runs on 10 hits with two strikeouts and one walk.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Apr. 6 vs. Salisbury University (16-7, 5-2 CAC) – Hawk’s Nest – CAC doubleheader – 12:00 p.m.