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ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland baseball team (3-2) hosted the Ithaca College Bombers (1-4) on Sunday (Mar. 1) in non-conference action. The Seahawks defeated the Bombers 18-16 in an offensive shootout. The contest featured 37 total hits as the Seahawks recorded 20.
St. Mary’s College – 18, Ithaca – 16
How It Happened
- After the Bombers scored one run in the first inning, the Seahawks jumped all over Ithaca in the bottom half of the inning with nine runs to grab a 9-1 lead. St. Mary’s College used three home runs, smashed by Dillon Waters, Travis Rinker, and Jake Wood, to tally seven of their nine runs. Andy Collins and Jay Hamett brought one run home each with singles.
- The Seahawks kept the pressure on with seven more runs between the second and third innings. Rinker, Brady Waters, Wood, and Collins notched RBI’s to extend the Seahawk lead to 16-3.
- Trailing by a large deficit, the Bombers battled back by plating 10 runs in the next five innings, bringing the score to 16-13 in the Seahawks favor. With the pressure on in the eighth inning, Hammett stepped up to the plate and crushed a two-RBI home run to cushion the Seahawk lead. The Bombers continued to compete, however, and plated three more runs in the ninth. However, the Seahawk lead was too much to overcome.
Inside the Box Score
- Wood and B. Waters led the Seahawks from the plate with a team-best three hits. Rinker notched a team-high four RBI, while Wood, Hammett, and D. Waters knocked in three runs each. Wood and Joey Bryner drew two walks each, respectively.
- Jake Sandridge started the game for the Seahawks and threw 4.1 innings. Sandridge allowed 11 earned runs before being replaced by Sam Roeder. Roeder threw a solid 1.2 innings and held the Bombers scoreless. Roeder also recorded one strikeout and earned the victory. Jake Wills closed the game out for the Seahawks, struck out three batters, and recorded the save.
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Mar. 2 at Washington College | 2:30 p.m.