Baseball Tries to End Drought

The Mount St. Mary’s Baseball (2-11) team has had a busy two weeks, playing a total of eight games and finishing with a record of 0 and 8. The first game of the two week venture was on April 7 with a loss against Fairleigh Dickinson. The two runs were driven in by senior reserve Zach Hostetter and first year Sean Kelly.

The next day, on April 8, the team faced Fairleigh Dickinson yet again in a double header. The men fell to the Knights in game one 4-1, with the sole run of the game being brought in by Kelly due to an RBI by Hostetter.  

In game two of the series the team fell to Dickinson by only one with a final score of 6-5.  The first run of the game was driven in thanks to an RBI by sophomore Vaugh Parker II which plated senior Will Enrico.  FDU allowed junior Tanner Sampson, first year Jared Urban and sophomore Chris Wessels to score on three separate errors. The teams were neck-and-neck until the seventh inning when Fairleigh Dickinson scored a walkoff to win the game.

The series continued the following day as the team tried to clinch victory against the Knights in the final game of the series. Try as they might, the Mount was unable to reign victorious as the fell 15-2.  The Mount’s only two runs were attributed to Enrico, who scored thanks to a line out by Sampson, and sophomore Dalton Clouser. The men headed back to Mount to take on George Mason in a nonconference game.

The team was unable to win against the Patriots, despite runs scored by Enrico, senior Tyler Post, Parker and Clouser.  RBI’s, by sophomore Dennis Stewart and Urban, brought Enrico and Parker home.  The team ultimately lost to GMU 19-4.

They continued their busy week with a series against Central Connecticut, which kicked off on April 13.  The first game was a tough loss, ending 7-2, thanks to a home run by Parker and a ground out by SAmpson that brought in Kelly.

The next day the Mount tried to best Connecticut, but lost by two with a final score of 7-5, in spite of their ninth inning rally.  Runs were scored by Urban, Parker, Hostetter and junior Brendan Dabagian.  Patrick Causa Hit two RBI’s bringing in Urban and Dabagian. The Mount went 3-0 in the series against Central Connecticut, ending it in an 11-3 loss on April 15.

The team will hit the road and take on Coppin State on April 19 at 3P.M.

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