For Immediate Release · By Monica Vega · email@example.com
Fredericksburg, Va. – Senior second baseman Zach Rowe (Davidsonville, Md./Calvert Hall) hit his 100th career hit at the University of Mary Washington Wednesday afternoon as the St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball team fell 8-7 in 11 innings in the Capital Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
St. Mary's 7, Mary Washington 8 (11 innings)
How It Happened
- After a three-up, three-down 11th inning for St. Mary's, the Eagles loaded the bases with two outs and then capitalized on sophomore Ramsis Ruiz's (Mao, Dominican Republic) single to left field, driving in sophomore Stephen Johnston (Woodbridge, Va./C.D Hylton) for the game-winning run.
- Rowe would tally three hits to conclude the game, including a second-inning hit to second base to bring in first-year rightfielder Timmy Prenger (Phoenix, Md./Calvert Hall) for the second run of the game.
- Sophomore shortstop Brandon Snow (Owings, Md./Northern) would also have a strong showing for the Seahawks as Snow collected two runs, three hits, and one RBI.
- St. Mary's would tally a run in the third and one in the fourth inning to take a 2-0 lead.
- The Eagles would knock out five runs in the fifth inning to claim a 5-2 advantage – their first lead of the game.
- The Seahawks would respond with two scores in the sixth to close the gap to 5-4. Junior catcher Matt Bieler (Bowie, Md./Bowie) singled to left field to score Snow. Prenger would also have a hard hit, advancing Bieler to the plate to pull St. Mary's within one.
- St. Mary's then knotted the game at 5-5 in the seventh as sophomore centerfielder Lucas Kraft (Clarksburg, Md./Clarksburg) crossed home plate on an Eagle error.
- Mary Washington would break the tie with two runs in the bottom of the seventh before the Seahawks forced extra innings with two runs in the ninth.
- The Seahawks would have seven runs on 15 hits with two errors while Mary Washington scored eight runs on 13 hits with two errors.
- Junior RHP Matt Henigan (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) would take the loss after working 1.2 innings of relief with one strikeout and one walk. Henigan gave up one run on three hits.
- Senior LHP Nick Raimondo (Davidsonville, Md./South River) would earn the start for St. Mary's, throwing 5.0 inning and giving up five runs (four earned) on seven hits with three walks.
Up Next for the Seahawks
The Seahawks will be back in action on Saturday, March 11 as they travel to the Eastern Shore to take on Salisbury University, who received votes in this week's D3baseball.com/NCBWA Top 25, in a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader at 12:00 p.m.
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