Seahawk Baseball Outruns Gallaudet

Isaiah Braxton '20
Isaiah Braxton '20

For Immediate Release · By Monica Vega · mvega@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – First-year centerfielder Isaiah Braxton (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) had a strong showing for the St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball team with four RBI, two hits, including a triple, and two runs. The Seahawks' 14-1 non-conference win over Gallaudet University Thursday afternoon would break a six-game skid. 


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How It Happened

  • The Seahawks would take an early lead, scoring three runs in the first inning. They would add four more runs by the end of the fourth inning to stake a 7-1 advantage.
  • The Bison's lone run came in the third inning when Cameron Upton hit towards left field to score Frank Diaz.
  • After a scoreless fifth inning, St. Mary's solidified its victory with seven more runs. The Seahawks would score three runs in both the sixth and eighth innings.
  • Both Braxton and sophomore second baseman Bennet Garner (Bowie, Md./Bowie) would triple while senior third baseman Colin Thatcher (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) would contribute a double.
  • Senior leftfielder Dane Pepper (Reston, Va./Montrose Christian) would contribute his first three RBI of his career.
  • Sophomore RHP Mark Smith (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) would earn his first victory of the season with a complete-game win as Smith threw a season-best six strikeouts and improved his record to 1-3.

For St. Mary's (6-10)

  • Hitting: Braxton (2-for-4, triple, 4 RBI, 2 runs); Brandon Snow (2-for-4, 2 runs, stolen base, RBI); Matt Ansaldi (2-for-3, 1 run, stolen base)
  • Pitching: Smith (W, 1-3) (9.0 IP, 6 strikeouts, 1 run, 5 hits, 1 walk)

For Gallaudet (5-11)

  • Hitting: Cameron Upton (2-for-4, RBI)
  • Pitching: Ian Evans  (L, 1-5) (6.0 IP, 10 runs (8 earned), 9 hits, 4 strikeouts, 3 walks); Michael Ehlers (1.0 IP, 1 run (0 earned), 1 hit, 2 walks); Derek Keels (1.0 IP, 3 runs, 3 hits, 2 walks)

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • St. Mary's will look to earn a Capital Athletic Conference win against the Christopher Newport University Captains (17-9, 7-0 CAC) this Saturday, March 25 in a doubleheader starting at 12:00 p.m.

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