Seahawk Baseball Drops CAC Opener at No. 10 Christopher Newport

Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

Newport News, Va. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball team opened up Capital Athletic Conference action on the road Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader at No. 10 Christopher Newport University (18-4, 3-0 CAC). St. Mary's (6-5, 0-2 CAC) was shutout in the first game, 8-0, before taking an 11-3 setback in the nightcap.

Game 1 Stats

  • Hits: St. Mary's 3, Christopher Newport 8
  • Errors: St. Mary's 1, Christopher Newport 0
  • Left on Base: St. Mary's 2, Christopher Newport 4

St. Mary's Offensive Leaders

Christopher Newport Offensive Leaders

  • Jordan Mason: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 runs scored, 3 stolen bases
  • Seth Woodard: 2-for-2, 3 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 double, 1 home run, 2 sacrifice flies
  • Craig Johnson: 2-for-3, 2 runs scored, 1 stolen base
  • Ryan Grubbs: 2-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 double

St. Mary's Pitching

  • Jackson Edelman: 6.0 IP, 7 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 walks, 0 strikeouts (L, 3-2)
  • Griffin Honse: 2.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts

Christopher Newport Pitching

  • Logan Harrelson: 7.0 IP, 3 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 9 strikeouts (W, 3-0)
  • Jaret West: 2.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts

How It Happened

  • CNU scored a run in each of the first three innings before exploding for five in the fourth, including a solo home run by Seth Woodard.
  • Logan Harrelson quieted the Seahawk bats with nine strikeouts through seven innings of action as Harrelson improved to 3-0 on the season.
  • Redshirt sophomore infielder Jay Hammett (Coltons Point, Md./Chopticon), senior catcher Sean Goodie (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun), and first-year designated hitter Joey Bryner (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) each tallied hits for St. Mary's with Hammett and Goodie each connecting for a double.

Inside the Box Score

  • First-year LHP Jackson Edelman (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) saw his three-game win streak snapped today as Edelman slipped to 3-2 on the season.

Game 2 Stats

  • Hits: St. Mary's 6, Christopher Newport 12
  • Errors: St. Mary's 1, Christopher Newport 1
  • Left on Base: St. Mary's 7, Christopher Newport 8

St. Mary's Offensive Leaders

Christopher Newport Offensive Leaders

  • Brandon Ginch: 2-for-5, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored, 1 double
  • Craig Johnson: 3-for-3, 4 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 walk, 1 home run, 1 stolen base

St. Mary's Pitching

  • Will Spanoghe: 3.0 IP, 7 hits, 6 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts (L, 1-1)
  • Tim Hand: 2.0 IP, 2 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout
  • Matt Henigan: 2.0 IP, 2 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts
  • Jay Hammett: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout

Christopher Newport Pitching

  • Josh Husby: 4.0 IP, 3 hits, 3 earned runs, 3 walks, 7 strikeouts
  • Austin Slough: 2.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts (W, 3-1)
  • Logan Aylor: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts
  • Corey Williams: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout
  • Joe Burris: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout

How It Happened

  • The Captains jumped out to an early 3-0 lead with three runs in the first inning.
  • St. Mary's got one back in the top of the third. First-year infielder Andy Collins (Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee) was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, went to second on a wild pitch, and then came home on a single through the right side by redshirt junior infielder Dan McCann (North Laurel, Md./Atholton) for the Seahawks' first run of the day.
  • CNU picked up another three runs in its half of the third to stake a 6-1 margin.
  • Junior infielder Matt Ansaldi (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) smacked a two-run home run in the fourth, the first of his career, as the second batter of the inning to cut the deficit in half. Goodie scored as well after leading off the inning with his second double of the afternoon.
  • St. Mary's would be held scoreless the rest of the game while the Captains notched three in the fifth, including a two-run homer by Craig Johnson, and two more in the sixth for the 11-3 final.

Inside the Box Score

  • First-year RHP Will Spanoghe (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's-Annapolis) suffered his first loss of the season, falling to 1-1 as Spanoghe struck out three and walked one in three innings of play.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Mar. 26 at Wesley College (6-6, 0-0 CAC) – Dover, Del. – CAC game – 3:30 p.m. 

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