Emmitsburg, Md. (November 1, 2016) – The Mount St. Mary's baseball team opened its annual Blue/Gold Fall Classic instrasquad series with game one of the best-of-three series on Monday at E.T. Straw Family Stadium. The gold squad scored three times in the bottom of the third to walk away with the 3-0 victory.
Sophomore second baseman Alex Kriss led off the top of the first with a single and advanced to second on a ground out, but was picked off of second to end the inning, squandering a scoring opportunity for the blue team.
In the bottom of the second, the gold squad had its first two batters reach on a double from Jordan Lawson and hit-by-pitch drawn by Sean Kelly. Seth Schubert got out of trouble by inducing a double play and striking out Thomas Esposito to keep the gold team off the board.
The gold team broke through in the bottom of the third with three runs. Mitch Sgrignoli led off the frame with a walk, Josh Lenig followed with a hit-by-pitch, and Tanner Sampson drew a walk to load the bases with nobody out. Jesse Archambault delivere an RBI single to score Sgrignoli for the game's first run, before Brendan Dabagian laid down a suicide squeeze, scoring Lenig and doubling the team's lead to 2-0. Dalton Clouser followed with a sac fly RBI to make the game 3-0.
Collins earned the win, striking out five in two scoreless innings. Lawson registered the save with a pair of scoreless frames and three strikeouts. Archambault pitched the opening two innings for the gold squad, yielding one hit and one walk while striking out one.
Schubert went two innings with one hit and one strikeout in the start for the blue team. Sean Flynn took the loss, allowing three runs in two innings of work, and Nate Seltsam threw one scoreless frame with one strikeout.
Game two of the series begins today at 3:45 p.m. at E.T. Straw Family Stadium.