MOUNT ST. MARY'S 17-23 (11-10 NEC) at GEORGETOWN 17-24 (4-5 BIG EAST)
Tuesday, May 1
Shirley Povich Field
Tuesday, May 1 – 7:00 PM
Mount St. Mary's offense overpowers Sacred Heart in both games of the doubleheader on Sunday to finish off the series sweep. Freshman Andrew Malone hit a walk off double down the right field line in the bottom of the eighth inning that brought Patrick Causa home to score the game winning run in the 6-5 win in the first game. The Mountaineers topped the Pioneers 8-5 in the second game led by the offense's 12 hits.
In the first game, Myles Nicholson and Thomas Savastio recorded two hits each for Mount St. Mary's and Savastio led the team with three runs batted in. Jared Urban hit his second homerun of the year in the win for the Mountaineers. Noah Smith pitched 4.2 innings in relief while only allowing one run on four hits and struck out two batters and freshman Brendan Kennedy threw two shutout innings while not giving up a hit and struck out one batter.
In the second game, Myles Nicholson, Andrew Malone, and Zack Costello each had multi-hit games in the win for the Mountaineers. Pat Dalyand Alex Kriss recorded two RBI each to lead the Mount offense and Daly hit his first homerun of the year. Brenden Kennedy picked up the save after pitching 1.1 innings while allowing no hits after receiving the win in the first game. Michael Collins started and pitched five innings while giving up just three earned runs. With the wins, the Mount moves to 17-23 with a 11-10 mark in Northeast Conference (NEC) play and with the losses, the Pioneers drop to 10-28 with a NEC mark of 5-12.
Batting Average (min 2 AB/GP): Alex Kriss (.322), Vaughn Parker II (.304), Myles Nicholson (.291)
Hits: Kriss (48), Parker (41), Nicholson (41)
Runs: Kriss (26), Patrick Causa (26), Nicholson (26)
RBI: Parker (34), Causa (31), Savastio (22)
ERA (min 5.0 IP): Noah Smith (2.96), Trey McGough (4.03), Michael Yetter (5.09)
Strikeouts: McGough (49), Geber (34), Yetter (26)
ABOUT THE HOYAS
The Georgetown University baseball team used two big scoring innings and a great start by Jeremiah Burke to defeat Creighton, 8-1, on Sunday afternoon in a BIG EAST Conference game at TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series. With the win, the Hoyas won the series and improve to 17-24 overall and 4-5 in conference play, while the Bluejays fall to 25-13 on the season and 4-7 in BIG EAST action. Burke, making just his second career start, went a career-best 6.0 innings, allowing just five hits and three walks while not allowing a run to earn his first win of the year. Nick Morreale allowed a run in 1.2 innings of relief, striking out two but walking four. Jimmy Swad did not allow a run in 1.1 innings. Ryan P. Davis had three hits to lead the GU offense. He also had an RBI, scored a run and stole a base. Jake Bernstein and Sammy Stevens each had a hit and two RBIs.
ALL-TIME SERIES WITH GEORGETOWN
Georgetown holds a 19-11 lead in the series since the Mount moved to NCAA Division I in 1989. The Mount won the meeting earlier this season when the two teams met during the Spring break trip in Florida. The Mountaineers edged the Hoyas 4-3 and Pat Daly led the offense with three runs batted in. Georgetown owns a 13-6 mark on their home field in Washington, D.C.
The Mount travels to Central Connecticut for a big four game series this weekend, May 4-6 with the first game starting at 3 PM on Friday, May 4. The Mountaineers sit in fourth place in the division and the Blue Devils are right behind them in fifth.