Penn State Harrisburg Wins Twice against St. Mary's Baseball

Lucas Kraft '19 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Lucas Kraft '19 - 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 connected on 23 hits, including eight extra base hits, but dropped a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader to Penn State Harrisburg on Saturday afternoon. Harrisburg (23-7, 9-3 CAC) picked up 13-7 and 20-9 victories over the Seahawks (9-14, 2-11 CAC).

How It Happened (Game 1)

  • After Harrisburg struck first in the top of the first inning with a leadoff home run, the Seahawks rolled to a 7-1 advantage with at least one run in each of the first four innings. A bases loaded walk and a two-run double by redshirt sophomore Jay Hammett (Coltons Point, Md./Chopticon) keyed St. Mary's three-run second.
  • The Lions closed the gap to 7-5 with a three-run rally in the sixth before breaking the game open with six runs in the seventh. Chase Smith's three-run bomb over the left center fence highlighted the seventh inning for Harrisburg.
  • The visitors tacked on two more in the ninth for good measure.

Game 1 Stats

  • Hits: St. Mary's 12, Harrisburg 14
  • Errors: St. Mary's 5, Harrisburg 2
  • Left on Base: St. Mary's 11, Harrisburg 8

St. Mary's Offensive Leaders

Harrisburg Offensive Leaders

  • Miguel Torres: 3-for-5, 4 runs scored, 1 RBI, 1 stolen base
  • Bret Williams: 3-for-6, 1 run scored, 2 RBI, 1 home run, 1 stolen base
  • Alex Cline: 2-for-5, 1 run scored, 1 hit by pitch
  • Chase Smith: 2-for-5, 1 run scored, 3 RBI, 1 home run, 1 stolen base

St. Mary's Pitching

  • Jackson Edelman: 6.0 IP, 6 hits, 4 earned runs, 1 walks, 4 strikeouts
  • Tim Hand: 1.0 IP, 4 hits, 5 earned runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts (L, 0-4)
  • Will Spanoghe: 2.0 IP, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 4 walks, 0 strikeouts

Harrisburg Pitching

  • Michael De Leon: 2.0 IP, 5 hits, 5 earned runs, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts
  • Justin Kaplan: 5.2 IP, 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walks, 5 strikeouts (W, 3-0)
  • Brendan Riotto: 1.1 IP, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts

Inside the Box Score

  • Bryner collected a season-best two doubles.
  • Junior RHP Tim Hand (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) fell to 0-4 on the season after giving up six runs (five earned) on four hits with a walk in just one inning of relief.

How It Happened (Game 2)

  • The Lions jumped out to a 6-1 lead after three innings of play before exploding for 10 runs in the top of the fifth to stake a commanding 16-1 advantage.
  • St. Mary's would cut the deficit to 16-8 with seven runs between the sixth and seventh innings. Senior infielder Bennet Garner (Bowie, Md./Bowie) sparked the four-run sixth with a two-run double to left center while junior outfielder Lucas Kraft's (Boyds, Md./Clarksburg) two-RBI triple to left center fueled the three-run seventh.
  • Harrisburg put up four more runs in the ninth to seal its 23rd win of the season.

Game 2 Stats

  • Hits: St. Mary's 11, Harrisburg 15
  • Errors: St. Mary's 7, Harrisburg 3
  • Left on Base: St. Mary's 12, Harrisburg 14

St. Mary's Offensive Leaders

Harrisburg Offensive Leaders

  • Alex Cline: 4-for-5, 2 runs scored, 3 RBI, 1 walk, 1 double, 1 hit by pitch, 2 stolen bases
  • Chase Smtih: 3-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 RBI
  • Ryan McSorley: 2-for-3, 3 runs scored, 1 hit by pitch
  • Chris Iocca: 2-for-5, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, 2 walks, 1 double

St. Mary's Pitching

  • Dan McCann: 4.0 IP, 8 hits, 2 earned runs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts (L, 1-2)
  • Matt Henigan: 0.1 IP, 3 hits, 5 earned runs, 2 walks
  • Will Spanoghe: 0.2 IP, 2 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
  • Noah Meyers: 3.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout
  • Tim Hand: 0.2 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts
  • Gerald Sayles III: 0.1 IP, 2 hits, 0 earned runs, 3 walks, 0 strikeouts

Harrisburg Pitching

  • Mark Artley: 6.0 IP, 8 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts (W, 4-2)
  • Thomas Elliott: 0.2 IP, 2 hits, 3 earned runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout
  • Brad Richards: 1.1 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts
  • Ryan Hammond: 1.0 IP, 1 hit, 1 earned run, 1 walk, 1 strikeout

Inside the Box Score

  • Kraft drove in a career-best three runs for the second time in his career while cracking his third career triple.
  • Marshall scored a career-high three runs for the second time in his career.
  • Redshirt junior RHP Dan McCann (North Laurel, Md./Atholton) slipped to 1-2 this year as McCann scattered eight hits over four innings, allowing eight runs (two earned) with three strikeouts and one walk.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Apr. 18 at University of Mary Washington (16-14-1, 5-8 CAC) – Fredericksburg, Va. – CAC game – 3:00 p.m. 

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