St. Mary's Baseball Sweeps Lasell

Jackson Edelman '21 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Jackson Edelman '21 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball team improved to 4-2 Saturday afternoon with a pair of wins over Lasell College (0-3). St. Mary's posted a 3-0 shutout behind first-year Jackson Edelman's (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East) second complete game of the season and then edged Lasell, 5-4, in the nightcap thanks to junior outfielder Dakota Merritt's (Lexington Park, Md./Great Mills) game-winning RBI double.

Game 1 Stats

  • Hits: St. Mary's 7, Lasell 2
  • Errors: St. Mary's 1, Lasell 1
  • Left on Base: St. Mary's 5, Lasell 7

St. Mary's Offensive Leaders

Lasell Offensive Leaders

  • Zach Herring: 1-for-3, 1 walk
  • David Marsell: 1-for-3

St. Mary's Pitching

  • Jackson Edelman: 7.0 IP, 2 hits, 0 earned runs, 5 walks, 3 strikeouts (W, 2-1)

Lasell Pitching

  • Zach Handzel: 3.1 IP, 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts (L, 0-1)
  • Justin Webb: 2.2 IP, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout

How It Happened

  • St. Mary's scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Senior catcher Sean Goodie (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) led off the inning with a double then first-year designated hitter Joey Bryner (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary's Ryken) took a base on balls. Junior outfielder Holden Marshall (Towson, Md./Friends) loaded the bases with a single before Zach Handzel got the next batter to pop up for the first out. First-year infielder Andy Collins (Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee) then singled to score Goodie. An error brought home Bryner for a 2-0 lead before junior outfielder Lucas Kraft's (Boyds, Md./Clarksburg) RBI single allowed Marshall to cross home plate. After a pitching change, the Lasers turned a double play to end the inning.
  • Collins finished with a season-best two hits while Edelman threw a two-hit complete game with three strikeouts and five walks in 7.0 innings, improving to 2-1 on the season.

Game 2 Stats

  • Hits: St. Mary's 6, Lasell 5
  • Errors: St. Mary's 2, Lasell 1
  • Left on Base: St. Mary's 9, Lasell 9

St. Mary's Offensive Leaders

Lasell Offensive Leaders

  • David Marsell: 2-for-3, 2 runs scored, 1 walk

St. Mary's Pitching

  • Will Spanoghe: 4.2 IP, 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 6 walks, 4 strikeouts
  • Matt Ansaldi: 2.1 IP, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts (W, 2-0)

Lasell Pitching

  • Dan Petr: 5.0 IP, 6 hits, 5 earned runs, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts (L, 0-1)
  • Patrick Colvin: 1.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts

How It Happened

  • Lasell opened up the scoring first with two runs on two hits and an error in the top of the first inning. David Marsell scored an unearned run on Rob Cutone's RBI single after reaching on a walk, advancing to second on a passed ball and going to third on an error. Andre Marchesseault notched the second run on Jesse Tejero's RBI single after reaching on a two-base error and taking third on Cutone's single.
  • The Seahawks responded with two runs in the second and two in the third to stake a 4-2 lead. Marshall's RBI double highlighted St. Mary's third inning action.
  • The Lasers tacked on two more in the fifth to even up the contest at 4-4 as Dom Mascolo connected on a two-run double to score Zach Herring and Marsell with one out. With bases loaded and two outs on the board, junior infielder Matt Ansaldi (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) relieved first-year Will Spanoghe (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's-Annapolis) and worked himself out of the jam by striking out Chris Maringo to end the inning.
  • Bryner scored the eventual game-winning run in St. Mary's half of the fifth inning as Bryner led off the inning with a single, went to second on Marshall's sacrifice bunt, and came home on Merritt's double. Dan Petr held the Seahawks to just one run as Petr got the next two batters to ground out to end the inning.
  • In the sixth, Ansaldi retired the first two batters before giving up a single and hitting a batter to put runners on the first and second. Lasell would generate no more offense as Ansaldi fanned the next batter to close out the inning.
  • The Seahawks left two on in the sixth as Patrick Colvin relieved Petr and struck out two and forced a fly out after giving up two walks.
  • Ansaldi opened up the seventh with his fourth strikeout before a throwing error gave Tejero two bases and put him on second. However, senior infielder Bennett Garner (Bowie, Md./Bowie) turned a double play to preserve the Seahawk win.
  • Ansaldi moved to 2-0 on the season with the win as he finished with a career-best four strikeouts and no walks in 2.1 innings of relief.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Mar. 17 vs. D'Youville College (1-2) – Hawk's Nest – 7-inning DH – 1:00 p.m.
  • Mar. 18 vs. D'Youville College – Hawk's Nest – 12:00 p.m. 

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