St. Mary's Baseball Bats Wake Up For Second Game Win on Doubleheader

Lucas Kraft '19 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Lucas Kraft '19 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball team split their final Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader of the season Saturday afternoon with Frostburg State University. Frostburg State (21-12, 8-9 CAC) outlasted the Seahawks, 4-3 in 10 innings, for the first game victory while St. Mary's exploded for 10 runs on 18 hits to take the nightcap, 10-2, on Senior Day.

Before the game, the Seahawks honored their four seniors – infielders Joe Bavaro (Brick, N.J./Point Pleasant Boro) and Bennett Garner (Bowie, Md./Bowie), catcher Sean Goodie (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun), and pitcher Matt Henigan (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) – for their years of dedication and leadership to the program.

How It Happened (Game 1)

  • Frostburg opened up the 10th frame with consecutive hits, including a leadoff double by Jason Paredes, for runners on second and third. Evan Colon laid down a sacrifice bunt to drive in Paredes for the eventual game-winning run. Junior RHP Tim Hand (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) sat down the next two batters to keep the Bobcats to just a one-run lead.
  • The Seahawks were shut out in the 10th by Mike Livingston as Livingston retired tehs ide in order and collected his sixth save of the season.
  • St. Mary's had jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI single by first-year outfielder Sam James (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle) and an RBI double by first-year infielder Andy Collins (Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee).
  • The Bobcats got one back in the top of the sixth thanks to a sacrifice fly to right field by Kyle Burger to score Mike Takovich, who had a leadoff single. FSU then went up 3-2 in the eighth with a Takovich RBI double and another Burger sac fly.
  • The Seahawks evened up the score in their half of the eighth as junior outfielder Dakota Merritt (Lexington Park, Md./Great Mills) scored on a wild pitch after getting on with a leadoff walk.
  • It was three up, three down for both teams in the ninth.

Game 1 Stats

  • Hits: St. Mary's 8, Frostburg 11
  • Errors: St. Mary's 0, Frostburg 0
  • Left on Base: St. Mary's 11, Frostburg 4

St. Mary's Offensive Leaders

Frostburg Offensive Leaders

  • Mike Takovich: 3-for-4, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, 1 double
  • Evan Colon: 2-for-2, 1 RBI, 2 sacrifice hits
  • Matt Bougourd: 2-for-4
  • Jason Paredes: 2-for-4, 2 runs scored, 1 double
  • Brock Antognoni: 2-for-5

St. Mary's Pitching

  • Jackson Edelman: 9.0 IP, 9 hits, 3 earned runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts
  • Tim Hand: 1.0 IP, 2 hits, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts (L, 0-6)

Frostburg Pitching

  • Brady Adam: 7.1 IP, 7 hits, 3 earned runs, 5 walks, 11 strikeouts
  • Daniel Richardson: 1.2 IP, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout (W, 2-0)
  • Mike Livingston: 1.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts (S, 6)

Inside the Box Score

  • James connected on a season-best three hits for the second time this season while Hand (0-6) was left still searching for his first win of the season, giving up the game-winning run on two hits in the 10th.

How It Happened (Game 2)

  • It was all St. Mary's in the nightcap as the Seahawk bats began making noise to the tune of 18 hits, seven of which were extra-base hits.
  • The Seahawks put up eight runs in the first six innings, including a four-run sixth. Highlighting St. Mary's 8-0 run was junior outfielder Lucas Kraft's (Boyds, Md./Clarksburg) first career home run to lead off the sixth.
  • Frostburg avoided the shutout with two runs in the seventh, scoring on a double play while Brock Antognoni drove in the other run with a two-out RBI single down the right field line.
  • St. Mary's tacked on two more runs in the eighth for good measure behind a pair of RBI doubles from junior outfielder Holden Marshall (Towson, Md./Friends) and Bavaro.

Game 2 Stats

  • Hits: St. Mary's 18, Frostburg 8
  • Errors: St. Mary's 2, Frostburg 2
  • Left on Base: St. Mary's 12, Frostburg 9

St. Mary's Offensive Leaders

Frostburg Offensive Leaders

  • Brock Antognoni: 3-for-5, 1 RBI
  • Logan Corrigan: 2-for-4
  • Mike Takovich: 2-for-4, 1 run scored

St. Mary's Pitching

  • Tim Hand: 5.0 IP, 4 hits, 0 earned runs, 2 walks, 0 strikeouts (W, 1-6)
  • Will Spanoghe: 2.0 IP, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 1 strikeout
  • Dan McCann: 2.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts

Frostburg Pitching

  • Logan Corrigan: 4.0 IP, 6 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts (L, 1-3)
  • Chase Delost: 1.0 IP, 3 hits, 1 earned run, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts
  • Trenton Eirich: 1.0 IP, 5 hits, 4 earned runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts
  • Travis Brashear: 2.0 IP, 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts

Inside the Box Score

  • Hand (1-6) notched his second career win on the mound as he threw a career-best five innings, scattering four hits with two walks while holding the Bobcats scoreless.
  • Bavaro and Garner both tallied a career-best two hits while Bavaro stroked his first career double.
  • Bryner put up a season-high three hits for the second time this season.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Apr. 29 at The Catholic University of America (25-9) – Washington, D.C. – 12:00 p.m. (DH) 

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