News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – St. Mary’s College of Maryland baseball (5-3-1) scored 29 runs in a dominant 29-0 victory over the visiting Wesley College Wolverines (0-5-1) on Thursday (Mar. 7) afternoon. The Seahawks 29 runs were the most scored since St. Mary’s College defeated Gallaudet 29-8 back on Apr. 12, 2008.

How It Happened

  • The Seahawks scored in all stages of the game, jumping out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning.Jay HammettandTyson Johnsondrove home runs for the early advantage. In the second inning, St. Mary’s College tacked on six more runs for an 8-0 lead.Dakota Merritt,Hammett,Bowen Plagge,Johnson, andConnor Courseyrecorded RBI’s during the six run stretch.
  • St. Mary’s College failed to drive in any runs in inning three and four, but exploded in the fifth inning with 14 runs. The inning was highlighted by a three-run home run fromHammett, which gave the Seahawks a 13-0 lead at the time. Wesley replaced their pitcher after theHammetthome run. Next,Plaggestepped up to the plate and blasted a solo shot off the relief pitcher’s second pitch of his appearance.
  • Leading 22-0, the Seahawks added seven more runs in the sixth and seventh innings.Nick Manzoni,Hammett,Dan McCann,Andrew Atkins, andSam Jamestallied RBI’s during the seven run stretch.
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Jay Hammett ’20 | Photo Credit: Bill Wood

Inside the Box Score

  • Hammettled the Seahawks on the offensive end, finishing two-of-four from the plate with seven RBI, four runs, and one walk.Plaggeadded offensive production with three hits, four RBI, and two runs.Manzonicame in late in the game and finished three-of-three from the plate and tallied three RBI.
  • Connor Manionearned the victory on the mound, pitching five scoreless innings and struck out three batters.Jonathan Everidge,Eric Jones,Jake Wills, andKelli Jenkinsall pitched one inning in relief and kept the Wolverine scoreless.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Mar. 9 vs. Gwynedd Mercy – 12:00 p.m. (DH) | Hawk’s Nest

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...