News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – St. Mary’s College of Maryland baseball (5-14-1, 0-9 CAC) dropped games two and three to the visiting Southern Virginia University Knights on Saturday (Mar. 30) afternoon in Capital Athletic Conference action. The Seahawks fell in game two 11-6 and dropped game three 3-2.
How It Happened (Game Two)
- Southern Virginia jumped on the Seahawks early and took a 6-0 lead in the top of the third. The Seahawks responded with two runs between the third and fourth innings to trim the Knight lead to four. Bowen Plagge put the ball in play in the third inning to bring home Brady Waters for the Seahawks first run. Next, Matt Ansaldi reached base on an error, advancing Dakota Merritt home for their second run of the contest.
- Southern Virginia broke the game open in the fifth inning with five runs, pulling out to an 11-2 advantage. In the bottom of the fifth, the Seahawks continued to play hard and plated two more runs. Plaggelined a RBI single for the first run in the inning. Next, Plagge stole second and then third base to eventually make his was home on an error committed by the Knights.
- The Seahawks pitched well for the remainder of the game and held the Knights scoreless for the final four innings. St. Mary’s College attempted the comeback in the bottom of the ninth inning with two runs scored. Andy Collins reached on a fielder’s choice to score Jay Hammett and Holden Marshall followed by ripping a single into right field to plate Plagge for the Seahawks final two runs.
Inside the Box Score (Game One)
- Dillon Waters, Hammett, and Marshall led the Seahawks from the plate with three hits each. Marshall and Plagge recorded one RBI each, while Plagge (2), Marshall, and Merritt hustled for stolen bases.
- Jackson Edelman started the game on the mound for the Seahawks and fell to 1-3 on the year. Edelman pitched three innings and allowed five earned runs. Ben Webster and Tim Hand pitched three innings each in relief. Webster allowed two earned runs and struck out one batter, while Hand kept the Knights scoreless.
- St. Mary’s College bested the Knights in hits (16-15) and both squads were charged with three errors each.
How It Happened (Game Two)
- Southern Virginia struck first in the top of the third inning in the low scoring affair to go ahead 1-0. The Seahawks responded in the bottom half of the fourth inning with a RBI single from Connor Coursey, plating D. Waters to even the game at 1-1.
- The Knights tacked on two more runs between the seventh and eighth innings and held a two run advantage over the Seahawks. St. Mary’s College was poised for a comeback in the ninth inning when Coursey started the inning with a leadoff his double for his second of the day. The Seahawks next two batters went down in order and the Seahawks brought Joey Bryner up to the plate to pinch hit. With one out left in the game, Bryner delivered with a RBI single to center field. However, the comeback attempt fell short when the next batter fouled out to right field.
Inside the Box Score (Game Two)
- D. Waters and Coursey led the Seahawks from the plate with three hits in four at-bats. Coursey also added an RBI to his stat line.
- D. Waters started the game on the mound and threw four innings. D. Waters struck out five batters and allowed one earned run. Dan McCann and Nick Testoni pitched in relief with Testoni striking out three batters.
- As a team, the Seahawks recorded 11 hits compared to the Knights seven.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Apr. 6 at York – 12:00 p.m. (DH) | Capital Athletic Conference game | Jaquet Field