St. Mary's Baseball Fall Twice at Penn State Harrisburg

First-year head coach Bernie Stratchko
First-year head coach Bernie Stratchko

For Immediate Release · By Monica Vega · mvega@smcm.edu

Middletown, Pa. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball team would drop a doubleheader at Penn State Harrisburg on Sunday afternoon in Capital Athletic Conference action.

Game 1

 

R

H

E

Penn State Harrisburg

11

9

1

St. Mary's (Md.)

1

5

2


How It Happened

  • St. Mary's would be the first on board after four scoreless innings. In the top of the fifth inning, senior leftfielder Dane Pepper (Reston, Va./Montrose Christian) would single to centerfield, bringing in sophomore centerfielder Lucas Kraft (Clarksburg, Md./Clarksburg) for a 1-0 lead.
  • The Lions would respond in the bottom of the sixth with a 10-run rally. Bret Williams would have a strong inning for Harrisburg, scoring a run and tallying three RBI off a homerun hit.
  • First-year RHP Zach Thompson (West River, Md./Spalding) would take the loss, pitching 5.1 innings and strikeout out four of 26 batters faced.

For St. Mary's (6-14, 0-9 CAC)

  • Hitting: Matt Bieler (1-for-3), Kraft (1-for-3, run); Pepper (1-for-3, RBI), Dan McCann (1-for-3, stolen base)
  • Pitching: Thompson ( L, 3-3) (5.1 IP, 4 strikeouts, 3 walks, 3 hits, 6 runs (5 earned)); Graham Haliskoe (0.2 IP, 2 walks, 3 hits, 4 runs); Reid D'Antuono (1.0 IP, 1 walk, 1 hit); Joshua Loftus (1.0 IP, 1 strikeout, 2 hits, 1 run)

For Penn State Harrisburg (10-15, 6-5 CAC)

  • Hitting: Ethan Kell (2-for-4, 2 RBI, run, double); Williams (1-for-4, 3 RBI, home run, 2 runs)
  • Pitching: Mark Artley (W, 2-0) (6.0 IP, 6 strikeouts, 4 walks, 4 hits, 1 run); Cole Backenstose (3.0 IP, 5 strikeouts, 1 hit)

Game 2

 

R

H

E

Penn State Harrisburg

8

9

3

St. Mary's (Md.)

5

6

0


How It Happened

  • Harrisburg would kick off the scoring in the nightcap with five runs in the first inning. Josh Brubaker would crack a two-run homer. Tyler Aug would follow suit with a three-run long ball for the Lions.
  • The Seahawks would quickly respond in the second inning with three runs. Sophomore shortstop Brandon Snow (Owings, Md./Northern) would single to leftfield, allowing junior third baseman Dan McCann (Laurel, Md./Atholton) to cross home plate. First-year first baseman Jay Hammett (Coltons Point, Md./Chopticon) would reach on an error and senior second baseman Zach Rowe (Davidsonville, Md./Calvert Hall) and first-year rightfielder Timmy Prenger (Phoenix, Md./Calvert Hall) scored on the play.
  • The Seahawks would score again in the fifth inning as Hammett crossed the plate and cut Harrisburg's lead to 6-4. The Lions would close out the fifth inning with another run and a 7-4 lead.
  • Harrisburg would increase its lead to four by adding a run in the sixth when Alex Cline hit the third home run of the game.
  • St. Mary's would earn the final run of the game in the eighth inning as Kraft singled to leftfield, allowing junior designated hitter Joe Bavaro (Brick, N.J./Point Pleasant Borough) to score.

For St. Mary's (6-15, 0-10 CAC)

  • Hitting: Snow (2-for-5, RBI, double); Pepper (1-for-4, RBI); Kraft (1-for-4, RBI)
  • Pitching: Ben Goldsmith (L, 0-3) (6.0 IP, 1 strikeout, 3 walks, 9 hits, 8 runs); Nick Raimondo (2.0 IP, 2 walks)

For Penn State Harrisburg (11-15, 7-5 CAC)

  • Hitting: Zachary Koroneos (3-for-4, RBI, run); Brubaker (1-for-4, 2 RBI, run, home run); Tyler Aug (1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBI, home run); Alex Cline (1-for-4, RBI, home run)
  • Pitching: Austin Kunkel (No decision, 3.0 IP, 4 strikeouts, 4 walks, 2 hits, 3 runs (0 earned)); Brandon Riggs (W, 3-0) (4.1 IP, 3 strikeouts, 4 hits, 2 runs (1 earned)); Brendan Riotto (1.2 IP, 2 strikeouts, 1 walk)

Up Next

The Seahawks will be back in action at home at the Hawk's Nest against the University of Mary Washington (13-12, 6-6 CAC) at 3:30 p.m. in conference action.

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