Seahawk Baseball Falls in Extra Innings at York (Pa.)

Jay Hammett '20
Jay Hammett '20

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

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball team would go 10 innings with the York College of Pennsylvania Spartans on Wednesday afternoon. Although the Seahawks battled, York would complete the Capital Athletic Conference season sweep with a come-from-behind 5-4 victory.

 

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How It Happened

  • The Seahawks would start with an early lead, scoring two runs in the top of the first. Senior catcher Matt Bieler (Bowie, Md./Bowie) would hit a sacrifice fly to score senior second baseman Zach Rowe (Davidsonville, Md./Calvert Hall). Sophomore designated hitter Bennett Garner (Bowie, Md./Bowie) would follow suit with a single to centerfield to drive in sophomore shortstop Brandon Snow (Owings, Md./Northern).
  • The Spartans would respond with two runs of their own in the first inning as well.
  • St. Mary's would then take a 4-2 lead in the top of the fifth. First-year first baseman Jay Hammett (Coltons Point, Md./Chopticon) would slug a single to bring Snow home. The Seahawks would take advantage of a Spartan error, allowing Hammett to find the plate for St. Mary's final run.
  • In the ninth inning, the Spartans would tie up the score as Collin Crowell would single up the middle to score Grant Oberholtzer and cut the deficit in half. Zach Hossler would then hit a sac fly to right field to bring in Patrick Clement for the game-tying run.
  • York would finish off the game in the bottom of the 10th as Oberholtzer struck the ball to left field, driving in Michael Moore for the game-winning run with one out and two runners left on base.

For St. Mary's (6-13, 0-8 CAC)

  • Hitting: Hammett (3-for-5, run, stolen base); Bieler (2-for-3, RBI)
  • Pitching: Mark Smith (No decision, 8.0 IP, 4 strikeouts, 3 walks, 6 hits, 2 runs); Graham Haliskoe (L, 1-2) (1.1 IP, 1 walk, 3 hits, 3 runs); Matt Henigan (0.0 IP, 2 hits)

For York (Pa.) (10-5, 5-1 CAC)

  • Hitting: Oberholtzer (3-for-5, RBI, run); Crowell (2-for-5, RBI); Moore (2-for-3, RBI, run)
  • Pitching: Bobby Kuehn (No decision, 6.0 IP, 3 strikeouts, 2 walks, 6 hits, 4 runs [3 earned]); Will Grega (W, 2-0) (4.0 IP, 4 strikeouts, 4 walks, 2 hits)

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • St. Mary's will look to earn its first Capital Athletic Conference win against Marymount (Va.) University on Saturday, April 1 in a doubleheader at the Hawk's Nest, starting at 12:00 p.m. The Seahawks will celebrate the 2017 Senior Class prior to the first pitch.

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