ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Bowen Plagge's grand slam in the bottom of the third inning and five shutout innings thrown by Drew Sturgess lifted the St. Mary's College of Maryland baseball team (2-1) over the visiting College of New Rochelle Blue Angels (0-2) on Friday (Feb. 22) afternoon.
St. Mary's - 9, New Rochelle - 1
How It Happened
After two scoreless inning, Jay Hammett put the ball in play and advanced Lucas Kraft home for a 1-0 lead. The bases remaining loaded in the bottom of the third when Plagge blasted a grand slam to left center for a commanding 5-0 advantage for the Seahawks.
St. Mary's College tacked on to their lead in the third when Brady Waters smacked a single past the Blue Angel defense for two RBI.
In the fourth inning, Plagge added to his already impressive stat line with a triple, scoring Joey Bryner. Next, Dillon Waters stepped up to the plate and lined a double to right center to put the Seahawks up 9-0. The Blue Angels finally got on the board in the top of the sixth inning and play was suspended due to lack of light, giving the Seahawks the dominant 9-1 victory in six innings.
Inside the Box Score
As mentioned, the Seahawks received excellent pitching from Sturgess, who threw five scoreless innings and racked up five strikeouts. Tyson Johnson relieved Sturgess in the sixth and recorded a strikeout, but allowed the lone run.
Plagge finished two of three from the plate with a grand slam and triple for a team-best five RBI. B. Waters added two RBI and D. Waters recorded one RBI. On the bases, Dakota Merritt and Kraft hustled for one stolen base each.
Up Next for the Seahawks
Feb. 25 - vs. McDaniel (DH7) - 12:00 p.m. - Hawk's Nest
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