St. Mary's City, Md. - Behind the efforts of junior centerfielder Jacen Killebrew (La Plata, Md./La Plata) and sophomore right-hander Mikel Iraola (Silver Spring, Md./DeMatha), the St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball team improved to 3-2 Sunday afternoon as the Seahawks swept the visiting Beavers of City College of New York (0-2) in today's non-conference doubleheader.
Four multiple-run innings helped the Seahawks secure a dominating 12-4 victory over CCNY in the first half of the twin bill. Junior righty Jon Gill (Owings Mills, Md./Park) notched the win in Game One as Gill (1-1) matched his career-high with five strikeouts, while only walking three and scattering three runs on four hits in 5.1 innings.
Killebrew paced the Seahawk offense with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate including an infield RBI single in the third inning, while sophomore leftfielder Mark Dattilio (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI.
CCNY notched four runs on four hits and committed four errors in the first game. Senior centerfielder Armando Wellington (Richmond Hill, N.Y./Richmond Hill) led the Beavers at the plate with a 2-for-3 effort as Wellington notched an RBI triple and scored a run.
Freshman starter Joel Jimenez (New York, N.Y./George Washington) suffered the loss as Jimenez (0-1) gave four runs on eight hits with three walks in 4.0 innings.
In the nightcap, Iraola threw a perfect game through five innings before sophomore designated hitter Colin Desmarais (Mystic, Conn./Stonington) picked up a lead-off single in the sixth. Iraola pitched the complete, one-hitter as he fanned a season-best seven batters with no walks in leading St. Mary's to a 5-0 shutout of CCNY.
St. Mary's posted an early 1-0 lead in the second inning as junior second baseman Lyle Kralle (Great Mills, Md./Great Mills) scored on junior leftfielder Justin Rabon's (Charlotte Hall, Md./La Plata) fielder's choice to the second baseman.
The Seahawks broke open the contest in the fifth inning with four runs, starting the inning with three straight singles to load the bases. The home team then capitalized on a pair of Beaver errors.
Sophomore shortstop Matt Baden (Sunderland, Md./Huntingtown) went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and a run to pace the Seahawks.
Freshman starter Dave Titor (Bellrose Village, N.Y./Floral Park) suffered the loss for the Beavers as Titor (0-1) walked two Seahawks and scattered seven hits with two earned runs in 5.0 innings.
The Seahawks will wrap-up the three-game series with CCNY tomorrow afternoon as the first pitch is set for 2:00 in the Hawk's Nest.