Mount Baseball Scores Season-High 16 Runs in Win at Coppin St.

Mount Baseball Scores Season-High 16 Runs in Win at Coppin St.

Baltimore, Md. (April 20, 2016) -- Vaughn Parker II and Ryan Owens combined for seven RBIs, and seven Mountaineers registered multi-hit games as Mount St. Mary's University scored a season-high 16 runs and rolled to a 16-6 victory at Coppin St. in the final non-conference game of the season for the Mount on Wednesday night.

Parker led the offensive attack with a 3-for-4 night as the freshman picked up a career-high four RBIs. Owens went 2-for-4 with three runs driven in and Tyler Post registered a pair of hits and RBIs.

After falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, the Mount got the bats going in the top of the second with a trio of RBI doubles. Post led off the frame with a walk before Parker II, Patrick Causa and Zach Call ripped consecutive doubles to knock in a run apiece and put the Mount on top, 3-1.

The Eagles cut their deficit to 3-2 with a tally in the bottom half of the second, but Post hit the Mount's fourth RBI double of the game in the next inning to stretch the lead back to two, 4-2.

In the top of the fifth, the first three Mountaineers reached as Owens and Alex Kriss stroked singles and Zach Hostetter walked to load the bases with nobody out. After a pop up for the first out, Parker II worked a walked to push Owens across and give the Mount a 5-2 advantage.

Coppin St. scored a pair in the bottom half of the fifth to cut the deficit to one, but the Mount exploded for seven runs in the sixth, including a three-run bases-clearing triple from Owens, to extend its lead to 12-4.

The Mountaineers added two more in the seventh and two in the ninth as they closed out the 16-6 victory.

Chad Diehl picked up the win, going four innings with five strikeouts and just one earned run allowed.

The Mountaineers return to Northeast Conference action with a four-game series at Wagner beginning this Friday, April 22. Opening pitch in game one is slated for 3 p.m.