MOUNT ST. MARY'S 9-16 (3-3 NEC) vs MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE 6-24 (2-7 MEAC)
Wednesday, April 3
Emmitsburg, Md. | E.T. Straw Family Stadium
Wednesday, April 3 – 1:00 PM & 3:30 PM (Both 7 innings)
UMBC rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning to come from behind and defeat Mount St. Mary's by a 6-5 margin in the series finale on Sunday at E.T. Straw Family Stadium. Patrick Causa Causa and Pat Daly each hit solo shots for the Mount, while Alex Kriss went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. Noah Smith pitched a solid 6.0 innings in the start for the Mountaineers, striking out four while allowing just one run. The senior's team-leading ERA now sits at 0.69 on the year.
Trailing 5-3 entering the final frame, UMBC cashed in for three runs to jump on top. Terrence Pinkston led things off with an infield single, and AJ Wright drew a one-out walk to put the tying runs on base. Christian Torres then drove a double to left to bring home Pinkston and move Wright to third. With the tying run just 90 feet away, Joey Goodwin laid down a squeeze bunt to score Wright and knot things up at 5-5, while also moving Torres over to third. The next batter, Colin Casey, reached on a fielding error, which pushed across the go-ahead run as the Retrievers took a 6-5 advantage.
In the bottom of the ninth, CJ Kozorosky hit an infield single to put the tying run on with nobody out. Aaron Husson then retired two straight as he got Owen Wosleger to pop up and Sebastian Mieses to fly out. Myles Nicholson came to the plate with two outs and singled up the middle to advance Kozorosky over to third. Nicholson then stole second to put a pair in scoring position for Alex Kriss. Kriss worked a walk to set things up for Patrick Causa with the bases loaded and the potential game-winning run on second. On the first pitch, Causa hit it out to left, where Raven Beeman came in and made a diving catch to preserve the 6-5 win for UMBC.
Batting Average (min 2 AB/GP): Ryan Fisher (.417), Myles Nicholson (.410), Patrick Causa (.376)
Hits: Nicholson (34), Causa (32), Alex Kriss (28), Zack Costello (20), Fisher (20)
Runs: Nicholson (25), Causa (19), Costello (18), Kriss (17)
HR: Causa (6), Costello (4), Pat Daly (3), Fisher (2), Kriss (2), Thomas Savastio (2)
RBI: Kriss (27), Causa (21), Costello (13), Nicholson (12), Fisher (10), Trevor Leamer (10)
SB: Nicholson (28), Causa (5), Fisher (5), Savastio (4)
ERA (min 5.0 IP): Noah Smith (0.69), Michael Kuypers (2.83), Trey McGough (4.24)
IP: McGough (34.0), Kuypers (28.2), Jordan Geber (28.2), Smith (26.0)
Strikeouts: McGough (34), Geber (32), Kuypers (18)
ABOUT THE HAWKS
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team were swept by Delaware State by a 10-5 final on Sunday at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. The Shore sees their record drop to 6-24 (2-7 MEAC). Keith Carpenter kept the Hawks in the game with a solid start. Across five innings he allowed two earned runs and struck out two but took the loss after conceding a fourth inning home run to Adrian Hill. At the plate, Dillon Oxyer and D.J. Doherty made multi-hit games. Blake Coleman delivered a two out, two run single that tied the game at two in the second. Brantley Cutler added an RBI double in the eighth inning.
ALL-TIME SERIES WITH MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE
The Mountaineers own a 32-10 advantage in the all-time series with the Hawks and split the season series with them last year. Each teams won one game and lost one game on their home field. Mount St. Mary's 13-1 against Eastern Shore at home, 19-6 on the road and 0-3 in neutral site contests. The Mount and Maryland Eastern Shore split a double header last week at Eastern Shore.
The Mount travels to LIU Brooklyn for a Northeast Conference three game series this weekend, April 5 – 7 with the first game on Friday at 3 PM.