Losing Streak Extends to 11 for Mount Baseball

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A loss at George Washington on March 18, followed by two losses versus Jacksonville on March 21 has extended the baseball team’s losing streak to 11. The George Washington loss was a lopsided affair, but both games against Jacksonville were tightly contested contests.

Freshman Brian Parreira’s RBI double was the lone bright spot offensively in a 10-1 loss to George Washington. The home team pulled ahead in this non-conference game with a 7-run third inning. Parreira’s RBI plated sophomore Zach Hostetter and made it 7-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, but the Colonials secured the victory with one run in the sixth and two in the eighth.

Parreira, Hostetter, junior Tommy Quealy, senior Andrew Clow, and sophomore Tyler Post recorded the Mount’s only five hits in the game.

The Jacksonville series was originally scheduled to be played at E.T. Straw Family Stadium, but another weekend of inclement weather forced the game to be relocated to the Harford Sports Complex in Bel Air, MD. The Mount lost both games by final scorelines of 5-2 and 5-3 respectively. The double header did not begin until 7:15 p.m., and it concluded during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Junior Ryan Owens led the charge in game 1 with three hits. After Jacksonville took an initial 2-0 lead, sophomore Zach Call got the Mountaineers back on track with an RBI double that put one run on the board.

Both teams scored one run in the fourth innings, and Jacksonville maintained a one-run lead. Eventually, Jacksonville was able to slowly pull away with one run in the fifth and sixth innings. With runners in scoring position in the sixth and seventh innings, the Mount was unable to cash in, and they suffered a 5-2 loss.

Fielding errors proved to be costly in a game 2 loss to Jacksonville. The Mountaineers outhit Jacksonville by five hits, but four fielding errors made all the difference.

The Mount drew first blood when senior Kory Britton’s sacrifice fly scored Quealy in the bottom of the first inning. Jacksonville quickly reclaimed the lead in the top half of the second inning. They scored four runs, which were aided by three errors by the Mountaineers.

Down 5-2, Post gave his team new life with an RBI single in the seventh inning that scored Parreira. However, the comeback ultimately fell too short in a 5-3 loss.

Josh Karlheim

Staff Writer for The Mountain Echo

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