Brooklyn, N.Y. (April 21, 2017) - Tyler Post, Vaughn Parker II, and Alex Kriss each recorded multi-hit games as Mount St. Mary's bats exploded for 11 runs in 11-8 win at LIU Brooklyn on Friday afternoon. Zach Call picked up his first save of the season pitching four innings while only giving up one earned run. Everyone in the Mountaineer's starting lineup recorded at least one base hit on the day.
The Mount scored one run in each of the first three innings of the game but the Blackbirds plated three runs in the bottom of the first that evened everything back up at 3 apiece going into the fourth inning.
Patrick Cause hit a solo home run to left field for the games first run in the top of the first. He was followed by a three run home run by Edward Modica in the bottom of the first for LIU.
The Blackbirds added one run in the bottom of the fifth on a fielder's choice that brought Modica in to cross the plate but Mount St. Mary's erupted for five runs in the top of the sixth that made it a 8-4 ball game.
Joshua Lenig walked with the bases loaded that brought Parker in to score for the first run. Kriss followed with a two RBI double down the left field line that plated Zach Hostetter and Dennis Stewart. Chris Wessels later scored on a wild pitch that went past the catcher and Kriss scored on a single up the middle from Will Enrico.
LIU made it a 8-7 game in the bottom of the sixth when Joe Mercadante hit a three RBI double to left field that pulled Brooklyn closer.
The Mountaineers answered with three runs of their own in the top of the seventh to take a 11-7 lead. Jared Urban singled up the middle that brought Stewart acossed the plate to score and Post hit a two RBI single through the left side that scored Urban and Sean Kelly.
The Blackbirds added one run in the bottom of the eighth off of an error but ther comeback came up three runs short.
Michael Collins (1-5) received his first win of the season for the Mountaineers while William Jackson (1-3) recorded loss for the Blackbirds and Call earned the save.
The second game of the series will start tomorrow, April 22 at 1 pm.