May 5, 2013

Mount Baseball Falls to Wagner, 9-5, in Final Game of Series

Staten Island, N.Y. (May 5, 2013)--Mount St. Mary's lost to Wagner, 9-5, in the final game of a four-game Northeast Conference series on Sunday.  Jay Knight went 2-for-3 with two runs scored for the Mountaineers in the loss.

The Seahawks took advantage of some poor Mount St. Mary's defense to take a 5-0 lead after two innings of play.  All five runs that Wagner scored were unearned.

Wagner added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to build a 7-0 lead before the Mount got on the scoreboard. 

Knight singled in the sixth, moved to second on a passed ball, advanced to third on a groundout, and scored on a wild pitch to make the score 7-1.

Wagner added single runs in the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings to take a 9-1 lead before the Mount scored four times in the eighth to close out the scoring.

In the eighth, Knight led off the inning with a walk, and Mark Quaranta followed with a base hit.  Sam Nott's RBI single plated Knight.  A wild pitch put runners on second and third, and Quaranta came home on a Nick Walker groundout.  Mo Moriarty's RBI single cut the Wagner lead to 9-4, and Moriarty later came home on a wild pitch to cut the deficit to four runs.

Knight led the Mount (10-30, 5-19 NEC) with his 2-for-3 day at the plate.  He hit .571 (8-for-14) with eight runs scored and six stolen bases in the four-game series.  Moriarty also had two hits in the game for the Mount.

Starting pitcher Kevin Myers allowed seven runs (two earned) in four-plus innings. 

Shaun Flynn and Jayson Keel each had three hits for Wagner in the win, while Paul Mammino struck out eight while allowing an unearned run in seven innings to pick up the win.

The Mount returns to action with a four-game series against Sacred Heart at E.T. Straw Family Stadium on May 9-11.

GAME NOTES:  Tom Healy went 6-for-15 (.400) in the series and he leads the Mount with a .402 average this season.