St. Mary's Baseball Outlasted by Christopher Newport

Dan McCann '18
Dan McCann '18

For Immediate Release · Saturday, March 25, 2017 · mvega@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – Despite a great effort from the St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball team Saturday afternoon, St. Mary's would be outlasted by Christopher Newport University in both games of a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader by scores of 4-2 and 7-3.

Game 1

 

R

H

E

Christopher Newport

4

8

2

St. Mary's (Md.)

2

7

2


How It Happened

  • Christopher Newport would kick the scoring off in the third inning, taking an early 2-0 lead.
  • The Seahawks would take back a run in their half of the third inning when sophomore shortstop Brandon Snow (Owings, Md./Northern) tripled to centerfield to score first-year right fielder Isaiah Braxton (Baltimore, Md./Gilman), who had doubled to lead off the inning.
  • The Captains would respond with two runs in the fourth to stake a three-run cushion.
  • St. Mary's continued its battle, scoring one more run in the fifth to cut CNU's lead in half. The Seahawks took advantage of a Christopher Newport error as senior leftfielder Dane Pepper (Reston, Va./Montrose Christian) came home on the play after leading off with a single and advancing two bases on a pair of ground outs.
  • Despite a solid defensive effort from the Seahawks which kept CNU scoreless for five straight innings, St. Mary's was only able to generate two hits over the final four innings.

For St. Mary's (6-11, 0-6 CAC)

For Christopher Newport (18-9, 8-0 CAC)

  • Hitting: A.J. Nicely (2-for-5, stolen base)
  • Pitching: Mike Thomas (W, 5-1) (9.0 IP, 4 strikeouts, 7 hits, 2 runs)

Game 2

 

R

H

E

Christopher Newport

7

9

3

St. Mary's (Md.)

3

8

2


How It Happened

  • Christopher Newport would once again take the lead early in the game, scoring two in the second inning.
  • The Seahawks would get on board in the third inning as sophomore first baseman Jay Hammett (Coltons Point, Md./Chopticon) doubled and advanced Snow across home plate. Snow reached on a fielder's choice and then stole second.
  • The Captains would then go on a four-run scoring rally in the fourth inning to boast a 6-1 lead.
  • The Seahawks would get one back in the fourth inning when junior third baseman Dan McCann (Laurel, Md./Atholton) hit to right field and drove in sophomore centerfielder Lucas Kraft (Clarksburg, Md./Clarksburg), who had singled and then stole second.
  • Christopher Newport would tack on one more run in the seventh before the Seahawks notched their final run in the bottom of the eighth. Hammett swung down the right field line, allowing Snow to find the plate after leading off with a double.

For St. Mary's (6-12, 0-7 CAC)

  • Hitting: Hammett (2 for 4, double, 2 RBI, double); McCann (2-for-4, RBI)
  • Pitching: Ben Goldsmith (L, 0-2) (7.0 IP, 8 hits, 7 runs (6 earned), 1 strikeout, 3 walks); Tim Hand (2.0 IP, 1 hit)

For Christopher Newport (19-9, 9-0 CAC)

  • Hitting: Nicely (3-for-5, 2 runs); Joseph Cutchins (2-for4, 2 RBI, run, stolen base)
  • Pitching: Logan Harrelson  (W, 4-3) (7.0 IP, 4 strikeouts, 4 hits, 2 runs); Austin Slough (1.0 IP, 2 hits, 1 run); Caleb Myers (1.0 IP, 2 hits)

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • St. Mary's will look to earn its first conference win of the season at York College of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, March 29 to conclude the season series. First pitch at 3:45 p.m. 

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