Seahawk Baseball Drops Home- and Season-Opener 5-3 to Catholic

Holden Marshall '19 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Holden Marshall '19 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran ·

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.

The Basics

  • 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.

Game Stats

  • 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

Catholic Pitching

  • 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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