Washington, D.C. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland baseball team ended the 2018 campaign how they began it – against The Catholic University of America. St. Mary’s (11-20) played a pair of seven-inning games at the Cardinals’ Robert J. Talbot Field, falling 8-0 and 9-2 to host Catholic (27-9) on Sunday afternoon.

How It Happened (Game 1)

  • The Catholic pitching staff limited the Seahawk batters to just two hits in 23 at-bats. Senior catcher Sean Goodie (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) and junior infielder Matt Ansaldi (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) were each able to rip a single off of David Gately.
  • CUA staked a 2-0 lead in the first and added a run in the second before breaking the game open with a four-run fourth. The Cardinals tacked on one more in the sixth, finishing with eight runs on six hits.

Game 1 Stats

  • Hits: St. Mary’s 2, Catholic 6
  • Errors: St. Mary’s 1, Catholic 0
  • Left on Base: St. Mary’s 4, Catholic 7

St. Mary’s Offensive Leaders

Catholic Offensive Leaders

  • Danny O’Hagan: 2-for-3, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, 1 double, 1 hit by pitch

St. Mary’s Pitching

  • Matt Henigan: 3.1 IP, 1 hit, 4 earned runs, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts (L, 0-1)
  • Noah Meyers: 2.2 IP, 5 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout

Catholic Pitching

  • David Gately: 6.0 IP, 2 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 8 strikeouts (W, 3-1)
  • Sean Carroll: 1.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts
Sean Goodie ’18 – Photo Credit: Bill Wood

Inside the Box Score

  • Senior southpaw Matt Henigan (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) made his first career start and threw a career-best 3.1 innings, giving up four earned runs on one hit with three walks and two strikeouts, and took a loss in his first decision of the season.
  • Sophomore RHP Noah Meyers (Kensington, Md./Walter Johnson) faced a career-high 15 batters as Meyers hurled 2.2 innings, allowing four earned runs as well on five hits with two walks and a strikeout.

How It Happened (Game 2)

  • In the second half of the twin bill, St. Mary’s was held to three hits as first-year infielder Diego Grijalva (Leesburg, Va./Heritage) connected on a season-best two hits to pace the team.
  • Catholic scored all nine of their runs in the first three innings as the Cardinals jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning then added one in the second and notched two in the third. The first inning featured a two-run shot by Jake Crist in the cleanup spot.
  • The Seahawks avoided the shutout in the fourth as first-year infielder Connor Coursey (Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel) scored on an error.
  • St. Mary’s tallied its second run in the fifth as redshirt sophomore infielder Jay Hammett (Coltons Point, Md./Chopticon) hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score Grijalva.

Game 2 Stats

  • Hits: St. Mary’s 3, Catholic 10
  • Errors: St. Mary’s 3, Catholic 2
  • Left on Base: St. Mary’s 6, Catholic 5

St. Mary’s Offensive Leaders

Catholic Offensive Leaders

  • Jake Crist: 3-for-3, 1 run scored, 3 RBI, 1 double, 1 home run
  • Ryan Tracy: 2-for-2, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 1 stolen base
  • Christian Jones: 2-for-3, 1 run scored, 2 RBI

St. Mary’s Pitching

  • Griffin Honse: 2.1 IP, 8 hits, 7 earned runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout (L, 0-3)
  • Sean Goodie: 2.2 IP, 2 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts
  • Bennett Garner: 1.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout

Catholic Pitching

  • Jon Mierzwa: 4.0 IP, 2 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts
  • Ethan Risse: 0.2 IP, 1 hit, 1 earned run, 3 walks, 0 strikeouts
  • Collin Brown: 1.1 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts (W, 1-1)
  • Jack Ropelewski: 1.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts

Inside the Box Score

  • First-year RHP Griffin Honse (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) dropped to 0-3 in his sixth start as Honse gave up seven earned runs on eight hits with two walks and one strikeout in 2.1 innings of work.
  • Goodie threw a career-high 2.2 innings in scoreless relief as he struck out a career-best three batters with one walk and allowed two hits.
  • Senior Bennett Garner (Bowie, Md./Bowie) hurled a scoreless inning and picked up his first career strikeout as Garner closed out the game for the Seahawks on the mound.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Season Complete

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By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu