MOUNT ST. MARY'S (2-16) at TOWSON (7-16)
Wednesday, March 30, 3:30 p.m.
Towson, Md. | Schuerholz Park
The Mountaineers dropped a four-game series to NEC foe Wagner over the weekend despite a strong outing from senior Connor Graber in the final game on Saturday. Graber allowed just five baserunners in eight innings of work while striking out five in the team's longest outing by a pitcher this season. Freshman second baseman Alex Kriss and senior outfielder Ryan Owens led the Mount's offense in the series, combining for a 10-for-29 line in the four games. Kriss went 5-for-16 with a triple, home run and five RBI, as he and fellow rookie Patrick Causa each hit their first career homers in the first game of the doubleheader on Friday. Owens went 5-for-13 in the series, with four of those hits going for doubles, and scored three runs as the catalyst atop the lineup.
Batting Average (min 20 AB): Ryan Owens (.323), Zach Hostetter (.319), Vaughn Parker (.262)
Hits: Owens (21), Hostetter (15), Patrick Causa (12)
Runs: Causa (8), Owens (8), Parker (8)
RBI: Tyler Post (14), Owens (10), Causa (9)
ERA (min 10.0 IP): Chad Diehl (5.87), Hunter Shuff (8.44), Michael Kuypers (9.00)
Strikeouts: Diehl (15), Connor Graber (14), Kuypers (11), Shuff (11)
The Tigers took two of three in a series at Kennesaw State over the weekend to move to 7-16 overall on the season. Towson owns a .265 team batting average, led by Brady Policelli, who tops the team with a .349 average, 2 homers and 17 RBI. Richie Palacios (.327) and Chris Henze (.308) are the team's other pair of hitters batting over .300 in 2016.
Towson enters Wednesday's matchup on an eight-game winning streak against the Mount and owns a 20-2 advantage overall in the series. In the meeting last season, the Tigers grabbed a 10-2 victory behind two homers and four RBI from A.J. Gallo.
The Mountaineers face UMBC in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 2, with game one set for 1 p.m.