Seahawk Baseball Takes on No. 3 Randolph-Macon

Coach Bernie Stratchko
Coach Bernie Stratchko

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

Ashland, Va. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball team stepped out of Capital Athletic Conference play Thursday afternoon, traveling south to face No. 3 Randolph-Macon College. St. Mary's (10-17) dropped a 14-3 non-conference decision to Randolph-Macon (27-4-1) as the Seahawks were limited to seven hits.

How It Happened

  • Randolph-Macon jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning as both runs scored on Joseph Tuzzolo's single to right field.
  • The Seahawks answered with two of their own in the top of the second as junior outfielder Dakota Merritt's (Lexington Park, Md./Great Mills) brought in both senior catcher Sean Goodie (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun), who hit a leadoff single, and junior infielder Matt Ansaldi (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron), who knocked in a single in the sixth spot.
  • R-MC then scored eight unanswered runs to take a 10-2 lead after six innings of play.
  • St. Mary's notched its third and final run of the game in the seventh as Ansaldi cracked a leadoff triple to centerfield and then came home on first-year Connor Coursey's (Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel) sacrifice fly to leftfield.
  • The Yellow Jackets tacked on four more in their half of the seventh, scoring runs on a fielder's choice, a Jeff Butler single, and another two-run single by Tuzzolo.

Game Stats

  • Hits: St. Mary's 7, Randolph-Macon 16
  • Errors: St. Mary's 0, Randolph-Macon 0
  • Left on Base: St. Mary's 3, Randolph-Macon 8

St. Mary's Offensive Leaders

Randolph-Macon Offensive Leaders

  • Cole Migliorini: 4-for-4, 4 runs scored, 4 RBI, 1 walk, 1 triple, 1 home run, 1 stolen base
  • Joseph Tuzzolo: 3-for-5, 5 RBI, 1 stolen base
  • Zach Evans: 2-for-2, 2 runs scored, 2 walks, 1 double, 1 triple
  • Rick Spiers: 2-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 1 double

St. Mary's Pitching

  • Griffin Honse: 2.0 IP, 4 hits, 5 earned runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout (L, 0-2)
  • Jackson Edelman: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts
  • Will Spanoghe: 1.0 IP, 3 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout
  • Tim Hand: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout
  • Jay Hammett: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts
  • Matt Ansaldi: 1.0 IP, 4 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks, 0 strikeouts
  • Bennett Garner: 1.0 IP, 2 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeout

Randolph-Macon Pitching

  • Michael Zubovich: 5.0 IP, 5 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts (W, 2-0)
  • Mike Gallagher: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts
  • Daniel Lachance: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts
  • Cullen Moore: 1.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts
  • Patrick Solomita: 0.2 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout
  • Tyler Dunn: 0.1 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts

Inside the Box Score

  • Ansaldi notched his second career triple.
  • First-year RHP Griffin Honse (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) dropped to 0-2 in his fifth start of the season as Honse faced 13 batters, scattered four hits, and gave up five earned runs with one walk and one strikeout.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Apr. 28 vs. Frostburg State University (19-11, 6-8 CAC) – Senior Day – Hawk's Nest – 12:00 p.m. – CAC doubleheader 

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