For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · email@example.com
St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball team came up short in their home- and season-opener Wednesday afternoon. St. Mary's dropped a 5-3 decision to The Catholic University of America in non-conference action at the Hawk's Nest.
- Records: St. Mary's (0-1), Catholic (3-0)
- Location: St. Mary's City, Md. – Hawk's Nest
How It Happened
- Catholic opened up the scoring early with three runs in the top of the first inning. Bailey Lewis drove in one run with a double before a scoring a run himself on a two-run single by Connor Sullivan with two outs.
- The Seahawks responded in the bottom of the third with a pair to pull within one. Junior right fielder Dakota Merritt (Lexington Park, Md./Great Mills) notched a lead-off walk and then came home on an RBI double by junior leftfielder Holden Marshall (Towson, Md./Friends School). Marshall then crossed home plate on a ground out to the shortstop by junior centerfielder Lucas Kraft (Boyds, Md./Clarksburg). David Gately struck out the last batter to end the inning and stop St. Mary's run.
- Five scoreless innings would follow before Catholic picked up two more runs in the ninth to stake a three-run lead. The Cardinals scored both runs on a pair of wild pitches.
- St. Mary's got one back in its half of the ninth as first-year Nick Manzoni (Towson, Md./Dulaney) came in as a pinch hitter and knocked in first-year Joey Bryner (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) with a two-out single. Ross Dean struck out the last batter to seal the win as the Seahawks left two on base to end the game.
- Hits: St. Mary's 3, Catholic 5
- Errors: St. Mary's 1, Catholic 1
- Left on Base: St. Mary's 7, Catholic 7
St. Mary's Offensive Leaders
Catholic Offensive Leaders
- Bailey Lewis: 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 double, 1 stolen base
- Connor Sullivan: 1-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 hit by pitch
- Alec Dolton: 1-for-3, 1 stolen base
- Jake Crist: 1-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 double, 1 walk
St. Mary's Pitching
- Jackson Edelman: 4.0 IP, 4 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 strikeout, 2 walks (L, 0-1)
- Will Spanoghe: 4.2 IP, 1 hit, 2 earned runs, 5 strikeouts, 1 walk
- Matt Henigan: 1.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 strikeouts, 1 walk
- David Gately: 5.0 IP, 1 hit, 2 earned runs, 7 strikeouts, 4 walks (W, 1-0)
- Ross Dean: 4.0 IP, 2 hits, 1 earned run, 6 strikeouts, 3 walks
Up Next for the Seahawks
- Feb. 24 vs. McDaniel College (0-0) – Hawk's Nest – 7-inning DH – 12:00 p.m.
- Feb. 25 vs. College of Mount Saint Vincent (0-0) – Hawk's Nest – 7-inning DH – 1:00 p.m.
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