Emmitsburg, Md. (March 15, 2014)—Mount St. Mary's baseball swept visiting NYIT in a doubleheader at Straw Family Stadium on Saturday. The Mount rolled to an 18-7 victory in the opener before rallying for an 11-8 win in the nightcap.
Mount St. Mary's jumped to a 7-0 lead in the opening game with three runs in the first and four more in the second. The Bears tied the game in the top of the third by scoring seven times, capped by a three-run homer from first baseman Robert Fiato.
The Mount (4-5), however, responded with three runs in the bottom of the third to grab a 10-7 lead. Mount St. Mary's added two more runs in the fourth to push the advantage to 12-7 and cruised to the win from there.
Brandon Scott had a monster game in the opener for the Mountaineers, going 3-for-3 with three walks, two doubles, five runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. Ryan Owens was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, four runs scored and five RBIs for the Mount in the win. Zach Call scored three runs while Tommy Quealy was 2-for-2 with four runs scored.
Kevin Myers allowed one run in 3.1 innings of relief to earn the win for the Mount. Seth Schubert tossed two innings of scoreless relief while Ben Smallenbroek closed out the game with a scoreless ninth.
In the second game, the Mount rallied with a four-run bottom of the sixth to post the 11-8 win.
Joe Daru's RBI single in the top of the first gave NYIT an early 1-0 lead. The Mount answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Kory Britton had an RBI single in the inning while the Mount was aided by a pair of NYIT errors.
The Bears scored five times in the top of the fourth to grab a 6-4 advantage. After the Mount scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the inning, Daru's two run double in the fifth made the score 8-5. The Mount cut the deficit to 8-7 by scoring on a passed ball and a steal of home in the fifth.
Mount St. Mary's scored four times in the bottom of the sixth to earn the win. Andrew Clow's RBI single knotted the score at 8-8, and Zach Hostetter followed with an RBI double to snap the tie. Tyler Post had an RBI single for an insurance run while an error led to the final run of the game.
Nick Riley struck out five in 2.2 innings of relief to earn the win. On the offensive side, Clow was 2-for-4 with three runs scored.
The teams will play a pair of seven-inning games tomorrow starting at noon at the Mount's E.T. Straw Family Stadium.