Glen Burnie, Md. (April 19, 2017) - Patrick Causa, Tyler Post, and Will Enrico each had multi-hit games in the number two, three, and four spots in the lineup but Mount St. Mary's late comeback falls short in 9-6 loss at Coppin State on Wednesday afternoon.
The Eagles jumped out to an early three run lead by scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Allen Saar scored the first run of the game on a throwing error and he was followed Nazier McIlwain who was plated by a Brett Hemlbrecht single to second base.
Coppin State added one more run in the bottom of the fourth and three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 7-0 lead.
The Mount started their comeback in the top of the seventh inning with one out. Vaughn Parker II reached third on a fielder's choice and scored on a throwing error for Mount St. Mary's first run of the game. Causa plated Chris Wessels and Brendan Dabagian on a single through the left side. Jared Urban scored later in the inning on another throwing error to make it a 7-4 game.
The Eagles got two of those runs back scoring once in the bottom of the seventh and bottom of the eighth.
The Mount loaded the bases three times in the top of the ninth but could only bring two runs across the plate. Post singled through the left side that scored Joshua Lenig and Enrico followed with a RBI single as well that plated Urban to make it a 9-6 game. With the bases loaded and one out, Parker grounded into a double play to end the game and halt Mount St. Mary's comeback.
Jordan Lawson (0-6) picked up the loss for the Mountaineers while Devin Ozuna (2-1) picked up the win for the Eagles.
Mount St. Mary's travels to LIU Brooklyn over the weekend for a three game series April 21-23 with the first game beginning at 3 pm. on Friday.