Teaneck, N.J. (April 14, 2019) - The Mount St. Mary's baseball team fell to Fairleigh Dickinson 14-7 in the series finale on Sunday afternoon. The Knights completed the three game sweep over the Mountaineers this weekend and own a 4-2 record against the Mount in six games this season. Freshman catcher Thomas Bramley led the Mount St. Mary's offense on the day with three RBI, two hits, a run scored, and his first home run of his career.
Bramley, Alex Kriss, and Thomas Savastio each had a multi-hit game for the Mount while they combined for seven of the team's 10 hits on the day. The three, four, and five hitters drove in five of the team's seven runs batted in, scored five of the seven runs, and hit two home runs. After his homer today, Kriss now is second on the team with five home runs on the year and with one RBI in the game, he moved his team leading RBI total to 38. Myles Nicholson added a double and Thomas Savastio picked up a stolen base for his sixth of the year.
Fairleigh Dickinson (7-24-1, 5-7 NEC) pushed five or more runs a crossed the board in two different innings that gave them control of the game. In the bottom of the third, the Knights scored seven runs and in the bottom of the sixth, they added five more runs. Fairleigh Dickinson's runs in the game were highlighted by Tom Ruscitti three-run homer in the third, a Sal Monticciolo two-run home run in the third, a Monticcilo two RBI double in the sixth, and a George Rosales solo home run in the eighth. The rest of the Knights' runs came from six different RBI singles throughout the ballgame.
The Mountaineers (11-24, 5-7 NEC) plated one run in each of the first, third, and seventh innings while they added two runs in the fifth and ninth innings. In the first, Thomas Savastio hit a RBI single up the middle that brought home Owen Wosleger to cross the plate. In the third, Alex Kriss hit a bomb over the center field wall for a solo homer.
Thomas Bramley and Zack Costello hit back to back RBI singles in the fifth that scored Wosleger and Kriss. In the seventh, Costello hit a sacrifice fly RBI to center that plated Savastio for the Mount's fifth run of the game. After Savastio singled to left field in the ninth, Bramley smashed his first career homer over the center field wall.
Fairleigh Dickinson's offense exploded to score 39 total runs in the three game series and hit 11 home runs in those three games. In the win today, Tom Ruscitti, Sal Monticciolo, and George Rosales each hit a homer and in the series, seven different Knights have taken the ball over the wall. Monticciolo led the offense in the win with four runs batted in, two runs scored, a double, and a home run. All nine of the starters picked up at least one hit in the win.
Austin Crebs (2-1) recorded the win for Fairleigh Dickinson after the offense gave him a big lead to work with and Brenden Kennedy (2-4) tabbed the loss for the Mountaineers.
Mount St. Mary's travels to Coppin State for a mid-week non-conference matchup on Tuesday, April 16 at 3 PM before the Mount returns home for a seven game home stretch.