News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – Bowen Plagge‘s grand slam in the bottom of the third inning and five shutout innings thrown by Drew Sturgess lifted the St. Mary’s College of Maryland baseball team (2-1) over the visiting College of New Rochelle Blue Angels (0-2) on Friday (Feb. 22) afternoon.

How It Happened

  • After two scoreless inning, Jay Hammett put the ball in play and advanced Lucas Kraft home for a 1-0 lead. The bases remaining loaded in the bottom of the third when Plagge blasted a grand slam to left center for a commanding 5-0 advantage for the Seahawks.
  • St. Mary’s College tacked on to their lead in the third when Brady Waters smacked a single past the Blue Angel defense for two RBI.
  • In the fourth inning, Plagge added to his already impressive stat line with a triple, scoring Joey Bryner. Next, Dillon Watersstepped up to the plate and lined a double to right center to put the Seahawks up 9-0. The Blue Angels finally got on the board in the top of the sixth inning and play was suspended due to lack of light, giving the Seahawks the dominant 9-1 victory in six innings.

Inside the Box Score

  • As mentioned, the Seahawks received excellent pitching from Sturgess, who threw five scoreless innings and racked up five strikeouts. Tyson Johnson relieved Sturgess in the sixth and recorded a strikeout, but allowed the lone run.
  • Plagge finished two of three from the plate with a grand slam and triple for a team-best five RBI. B. Waters added two RBI and D. Waters recorded one RBI. On the bases, Dakota Merritt and Kraft hustled for one stolen base each.
Bowen Plagge ’20 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Feb. 25 – vs. McDaniel (DH7) – 12:00 p.m. – Hawk’s Nest

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

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