MOUNT ST. MARY'S (3-5) vs BUCKNELL (2-7)
Wednesday, March 7
Emmitsburg, Md. | E.T. Straw Family Stadium
Wednesday, March 7 – 3:00 PM
The Mount St. Mary's baseball team went 2-5 on the Spring break trip with victories over St. Bonaventure and Georgetown. The Mount edged Georgetown 4-3 in a late inning thriller on Saturday afternoon to finish up the Florida trip. Starting pitcher, Michael Collins, pitched 5.2 innings, allowed just four hits, gave up one earned run, and struck out two batters on the day. Jordan Geber picked up the first save of his career while pitching 2.1 innings, giving up no runs on one hit, and striking out three. Myles Nicholson went 1 for 2 with a single, two stolen bases, and two runs scored and Pat Daly went 1 for 4 with a double, a run scored, and three RBI's to lead the Mount. Jared Urban made a game saving diving catch in the bottom of the ninth to secure the win for the Mountaineers. The Mount jumps to 3-5 in the early season and Georgetown falls to 0-8.
Batting Average (min 2 AB/GP): A.J. Narcise (.400), Sean Kelly (.391), Thomas Savastio (.345)
Hits: Savastio (10), Kelly (9), Alex Kriss and Myles Nicholson tied with (8)
Runs: Kriss (8), Savastio (6), Nicholson and Randall Minogue tied with (5)
RBI: Patrick Causa (7), Vaughn Parker II (6), Kelly (5)
ERA (min 5.0 IP): Trey McGough (1.38), Jordan Geber (2.84), Andrew Malone (3.60)
Strikeouts: McGough (9), Michael Kuypers (7), Geber (6)
ABOUT THE BISONS
Bucknell sophomore JohnPaul Bell homered for the fourth time in the last five games, but North Carolina A&T erased a 4-2 deficit with a five-run bottom of the eighth and then held on to defeat the Bison 7-6 on Sunday at War Memorial Stadium. The Aggies salvaged the series finale after Bucknell won tight games on Friday and Saturday. Luke Johnson, Miles Moore, Keifer Rawlings and Evan Madigan all had two-hit games to lead Bucknell's 11-hit attack, with Moore and Madigan driving in two runs apiece. Starting pitcher Jack Grabek allowed two runs on three hits while striking out five over five innings of work. He departed with the lead but was left with a no-decision after the North Carolina A&T rally. Bucknell drops to 2-7 on the year and North Carolina A&T jumps up to 4-7.
The Bisons own a 19-5 advantage in the all-time series with the Mountaineers, including an 8-4 record in Emmitsburg. The two teams have not played each other since 2015 where Bucknell defeated the Mount 8-7 on the Bison's home field. Mount St. Mary's is winless in the last six meetings against Bucknell with three of those meetings coming at home.
The Mount goes on the road for two games at UMBC, one against UMBC Friday, March 9 at 3:00 PM and one against Hofstra Saturday, March 10 at 11:00 AM.