Punta Gorda, Fla. (March 5, 2019) - Strong pitching helped Mount baseball clip Georgetown 3-2 on Tuesday night under the lights. Patrick Causa recorded a multi-hit game for the Mount in the win while Owen Wosleger and Ryan Fisher picked up the only runs batted in. Causa went 2-for-4 (.500) with a run scored for his third multi-hit game of the year so far. Freshman Sebastian Mieses had a pinch hit double for the Mountaineers' lone extra-base hit of the game. Brenden Kennedy (1-1) tabbed his first win of the season while Jack Cushing (1-1) picked up the loss for the Hoyas. Dennis Snyder earned his second save of the year while pitching two shutout innings to do so.
After five scoreless innings, the Mount (4-4) and Georgetown (2-9) were locked, 0-0, in a pitcher's duel. The Hoyas finally struck first in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the first lead of the game, 1-0. Georgetown's John Simourian led off the sixth with a single to left field and was brought home to cross the plate for the first run of the game off of a Eddie McCabe RBI single.
The Mountaineers answered Georgetown's run with three runs of their own in the top of the seventh to take a 3-1 lead. Patrick Causa led off the inning with a single to the pitcher and advanced to second when Sean Kelly was hit by a pitch in the next at bat. Causa scored the Mount's first run of the game off of a fielding error by the second baseman. Kelly crossed the plate to give Mount St. Mary's the 2-1 lead after Ryan Fisher tabbed a big pinch hit RBI single through the right side of the infield. The third run of the inning came with two outs after Owen Wosleger singled to left field that plated Thomas Savastio.
Georgetown scored one more run in the bottom of the seventh inning but the Mountaineers shut the Hoyas down the rest of the game to secure the win. Ryan Weisenberg hit a sacrifice fly to left field that plated Michale Willis for Georgetown's last run of the game.
The Mount arms were led by senior Noah Smith who pitched five shutout innings in the start while he only allowed three hits and struck out three batters. Sophomore Brenden Kennedy tabbed two innings in relief, struck out two, and only allowed two runs on three hits in the win. Freshman Dennis Snyder earned his second save of the season after he recorded two scoreless innings while he struck out two strikeouts and allowed no hits.
Mount St. Mary's has a day off Wednesday but are back in action Thursday, March 7 as they battle St. Bonaventure for the second time this week at 11 AM.