For Immediate Release · By Monica Vega · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – First-year RHP Zach Thompson (West River, Md./Spalding) threw a season-best 11 strikeouts in lifting the St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball team to a 4-1 non-conference win over Gettysburg College on Sunday afternoon.
St. Mary's 4, Gettysburg 1
How It Happened
- Thompson would scatter seven hits in 8.1 innings pitched with an unearned run and just one walk.
- Senior second baseman Zach Rowe (Davidsonville, Md./Calvert Hall) would double to right center, setting up a nice set for a run in the first inning. First-year first baseman Jay Hammett (Coltons Point, Md./Chopticon) would follow Rowe's lead and double to left field, bringing Rowe home for the 1-0 lead.
- The Bullets would respond in the sixth inning as senior leftfielder Conner Tom (Reinholds, Pa./Conrad Weiser) singled to right field and junior centerfielder Chuck Probst (North Bend, Pa./Bucktail) found home plate after reaching first on a wild pitch, stealing second, and advancing to third on an error.
- The Seahawks would secure the game in the bottom of the seventh, breaking the 1-1 draw with a three-run scoring rally.
- With bases loaded and one out on the scoreboard in the seventh, sophomore designated hitter Matt Ansaldi (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) would get hit by a pitch to send Hammett, who led off the inning with a single, home and give the Seahawks a one-run lead.
- Junior third baseman Dan McCann (Laurel, Md./Atholton) would slam a single to third base, allowing sophomore leftfielder Holden Marshall (Towson, Md./Friends) and sophomore shortstop Brandon Snow (Owings, Md./Northern) to sprint in and secure the 3-1 lead for the Seahawks.
- Senior RHP Graham Haliskoe (Middletown, N.J./Middletown North) would receive his first career save as Haliskoe relieved Thompson with bases loaded and one out punched. Haliskoe was able to sit down the next two batters in order as he got both batters to fly out to the outfield.
- Senior RHP Eric Brown (Marriottsville, Md./Marriotts Ridge) would receive the loss, pitching 7.0 innings with five strikeouts. Brown gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits.
Up Next for the Seahawks
The Seahawks will be back in action on Tuesday, March 7 as they take on No. 9 Randolph-Macon College (8-4) at 2:00 p.m. in non-conference action at the Hawk's Nest. St. Mary's opened up the 2017 season at Randolph-Macon on February 11 and dropped the doubleheader, 8-1 and 9-3.
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