Mount St. Mary’s Baseball Hosts Fairleigh Dickinson in NEC Action

Mount St. Mary’s Baseball Hosts Fairleigh Dickinson in NEC Action

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (4-23, 2-10 NEC) vs. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (15-16, 5-6 NEC)
Emmitsburg, Md. | E.T. Straw Family Stadium
Game 1 – Friday, April 15, 3 p.m.
Game 2 – Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m.
Game 3 – Saturday, April 16, 3:30 p.m.
Game 4 – Sunday, April 17, 1 p.m.


The Mountaineers took one of four from Central Connecticut this past weekend as they collected their second conference win of the season. Tyler Post hit a three-run go-ahead homer in the top of seventh to propel the Mount to victory in the series finale. Vaughn Parker launched his first career home run in the contest, and Michael Kuypers picked up his first career win, working five innings in relief with no earned runs and five strikeouts in his longest outing of the season.

• Tyler Post registered his fourth game of the season with multiple RBIs in the series finale against Central Connecticut. Post is tied for second in the NEC in homers (4), fourth in doubles (8), and seventh in both RBIs (20) and slugging pct. (.514).
Ryan Owens ranks third in the conference in doubles (9) and 10th in slugging pct. (.442).
• Chad Diehl ranks fifth in the league with 32 strikeouts.
Chris Wessels (.400), Owens (.364), Tanner Sampson (.333), Post (.306) and Vaughn Parker II (.300) are all hitting .300 or above in conference games this season.
Connor Graber owns a team-best 3.20 ERA in NEC play on the year.

Batting Average (min 40 AB): Ryan Owens (.316), Zach Hostetter (.288), Tyler Post (.243)
Hits: Owens (30), Hostetter (21), Patrick Causa (20)
Runs: Causa (12), Owens (11), Hostetter (10), Vaughn Parker II (10)
RBI: Post (20), Owens (12), Causa (10)
ERA (min 20.0 IP): Chad Diehl (5.23), Michael Kuypers (5.96), Hunter Shuff (7.07)
Strikeouts: Diehl (32), Shuff (23), Kuypers (18)

The Knights enter the series with a 15-16 overall mark and 5-6 record in conference play. On Wednesday, FDU scored a program-record 35 runs in a marathon 35-24 victory over Coppin St. The Knights pounded out a season-high 24 hits, as four players recorded four knocks apiece. John Giakas is the team's top offensive threat, ranking among the top-10 in the NEC in batting average (.352), on-base pct. (.423) and slugging (.574). Ryan Brennan (.333) and Evan McDonald (.306) are the two other Knights hitting over .300 on the year. Logan Frati is the team's ace, with a 2.43 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 40.2 innings.

The Mount owns a 48-39 advantage over the Knights in the all-time series, including a 29-17 mark at home, despite dropping three of four in the matchup at Fairleigh Dickinson earlier this season. In the Mount's lone win over FDU back in March, Post hit a pair of homers, including a grand slam, and tied the Mount's DI record for most RBIs in a game, with eight, as he led the team to victory.

The Mountaineers head to Coppin St. for their final non-conference game of the year on Wednesday, April 20 at 6 p.m.