Teaneck, NJ (April 6, 2018) - The Mount St. Mary's baseball team was swept by Wagner in doubleheader action on Friday afternoon. The Seahawks won the first game 7-6 with late inning heroics and Wagner topped the Mount 5-3 in the second game to earn the sweep.
GAME 1: Wagner 7, Mount 6
Walk-off homerun lifts Wagner over Mount St. Mary's 7-6 in the first game of the doubleheader. Vaughn Parker II led the Mount offense by going 2 for 4 (.500) with two runs batted in, a run scored, and a homerun. Myles Nicholson and Patrick Causa each recorded multi-hit games while driving in one run each in the loss. Trey McGough pitched a solid 5.1 innings while only allowing two earned runs and striking out six batters.
The Mountaineers put two early runs on the board with one run each in the first and second inning. Nicholson singled to start off the game and was later brought home to cross the plate off of a RBI single from Parker for the Mount's first run of the game. After loading the bases in the top of the second inning, Alex Kriss worked out a walk that plated Andrew Malone to help Mount St. Mary's jump out to a 2-0 lead.
The Seahawks answered with their first run in the bottom of the third inning to cut the deficit to one run. After Wagner loaded the bases with no outs, when Tyler Sanfillippo scored on a double play groundout from Kyle Cala for the Seahawks first run of the game. The Mountaineers and Wagner traded runs in the fourth inning to make it a 3-2 game heading into the fifth inning. Zack Costello scored off of a groundout from Nicholson for the Mount's run and Sanfillippo singled to right field that plated Freddy Sabido for the Seahawks' run.
After two scoreless innings, Mount St. Mary's plated two runs in the top of the seventh and Wagner answered with a run of their own in the bottom half of that inning. Patrick Causa hit a RBI double to center field that brought Nicholson home to cross home plate and Causa scored later in the inning off of a RBI single to center field from Thomas Savastio. For the Seahawks, Sanfillippo was plated on an error to make it a 5-3 game.
Wagner made a comeback in the bottom of the eighth inning scoring three runs to take a 6-5 lead for their first lead of the game. Phil Capra homered to right-center field to lead off the inning and later, with two outs, Kyle Brey doubled down the left field line that plated the tying and go-ahead runs. Mount St. Mary's answered the Seahawks comeback with a run of their own to tie the game up at six runs each heading into the bottom of the ninth. In the bottom of the ninth, the first batter, Cala hit a walk-off homerun to right-center field to end the game.
Michael Kuypers (2-1) recorded the loss for the Mountaineers and Nick Robino (4-1) received the win for Wagner.
GAME 2: Wagner 5, Mount 3
Another late comeback helps the Seahawks edge the Mount 5-3 in the second game of the doubleheader. Kriss, Causa, Parker, and Savastio recorded two hits each for the Mount in the loss. The only three runs batted in for the Mountaineers were off the bats of Kriss, Costello, and Jared Urban.
After a scoreless first inning, Mount St. Mary's plated two of their three runs in the game in the top of the second inning. Costello doubled to left field that plated Savastio for the Mount's first run of the game. The next batter, Urban, brought Randall Minogue home to cross the plate off of a groundout to second base. Wagner scored a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning to make it a 2-1 game after two innings. Sean Mazzio grounded out to the third baseman that plated Ben Montenegro for the Seahawks first run of the game.
Mount St. Mary's and Wagner traded runs in the third inning before the Seahawks scored three unanswered runs to end the game. Kriss led off the top of the third inning with a solo homerun to left field for the Mount's last run of the game. For Wagner, Capra hit a sacrifice fly to center field that brought Anthony Godino home to score in the bottom of the third. The Seahawks added two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning off of a double from Cala and a single from Capra to take the lead. Wagner added one more run in the bottom of the fifth to secure a 5-3 win when Brey doubled to center that plated Joe Silverstone.
Michael Collins (1-5) received the loss for the Mountaineers and Brad Currao (2-0) picked up the win for Wagner. With the loss, the Mount drops to 7-16 on the year with a 2-5 mark in Northeast Conference (NEC) play and the Seahawks move to 18-10 with a conference record of 7-1.
These two teams are scheduled to play another doubleheader Saturday, April 7 with the first game starting at 1:00 PM. This doubleheader is scheduled to be played at MCU Park in Brooklyn, NY.