Mount Baseball Travels To Bryant For Key NEC Three Game Series This Weekend

Mount Baseball Travels To Bryant For Key NEC Three Game Series This Weekend

MOUNT ST. MARY'S 13-30 (6-12 NEC) at BRYANT 32-14 (13-2 NEC)
Friday, May 3
Smithfield, R.I. | Conaty Park

SCHEDULE
Friday, May 3 – 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 4 – 12:00 PM & 3:30 PM

MOUNT UPDATE
Mount St. Mary's late rally came up just short in 14-13 loss at George Mason on Wednesday afternoon. Senior Alex Kriss increased his team leading RBI total to 45 with his six runs batted in for the Mountaineers in the loss. Kriss went 2-for-4 with six RBI, one run scored, one sacrifice fly, and one double to lead the Mount.

10 Mountaineers picked up at least one hit and combined for 18 in the loss. With his three hit performance on the day, Patrick Causa (202) moved closer to passing Shane Eyler (216) for second all-time in Mount St. Mary's history in hits. Causa is only the third person in Mount history to record over 200 hits. Thomas Bramley also tabbed a three hit game in the seven whole spot in the lineup with two runs batted in and a double. CJ Kozorosky and Zack Costello added a multi-hit effort while they combined for five runs scored, and three RBI.

TEAM LEADERS
Batting Average (min 2 AB/GP): Patrick Causa (.404), Myles Nicholson (.374), Zack Costello (.352)
Hits: Nicholson (61), Causa (59), Alex Kriss (46), Costello (43), Thomas Savastio (40)
Runs: Causa (41), Nicholson (40), Costello (32), Kriss (31), Savastio (27)
HR: Causa (11), Kriss (5), Costello (5), Savastio (4), Thomas Bramley (4), Pat Daly (3)
RBI: Kriss (45), Causa (34), Costello (27), Nicholson (22), Savastio (20), Bramley (20)
SB: Nicholson (34), Owen Wosleger (8), Causa (6), Savastio (6), Fisher (6), Costello (3)
ERA: (min 15.0 IP): Noah Smith (2.77), Michael Kuypers (3.78), Trey McGough (4.99)
IP: McGough (52.1), Kuypers (47.2), Jordan Geber (47.1), Smith (39.0)
Strikeouts: Geber (53), McGough (51), Kuypers (36), Brenden Kennedy (24)

ABOUT THE BULLDOGS
Northeastern University scored three times in ninth to tie the game and then once in the 10th to earn a come-from-behind victory, 7-6, over the Bryant University baseball team on Wednesday afternoon at Conaty Park. The Bulldogs took a three-run lead to the ninth thanks to a three-run eighth inning home run from redshirt sophomore Ryan Ward but Bryant's sixth error of the game allowed the tying run to score in the top of the ninth. Bryant left the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th. Ward finished 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored. Classmate Jimmy Titus and junior Chris Wright also finished with two hits.

ALL-TIME SERIES WITH BRYANT
Mount St. Mary's and Bryant have met 39 times in series history with the Bulldogs holding a 35-4 advantage. Bryant topped the Mount 21-6 in the first round of the Northeast Conference tournament last season on May 24. The Bulldogs won last year's season series, four games to two. The Mountaineers picked up one win at Bryant and one win on their home field.

UP NEXT
The Mountaineers baseball team hosts Sacred Heart for their last home series of the season on May 10 – 12 with the first game on Friday, May 10 at 12:00 PM. The Mount will honor their seniors before the game on Sunday, May 12.