Emmitsburg, Md. (April 27, 2018) - Trey McGough pitches a one hit shutout to help lead the Mountaineers past Sacred Heart 7-0 on Friday afternoon. Myles Nicholson, Alex Kriss, and Brendan Dabagian each recorded multi-hit games while scoring four of the seven runs for the Mount. Patrick Causa and Vaughn Parker II drove in two each to combine for four out of the five runs batted in for Mount St. Mary's.
McGough started the game sitting down the Pioneers with five strikeouts swinging out of the first six batters. The sophomore struck out the side in the first inning and finished the game with seven strikeouts.
After a scoreless first inning, the Mountaineers plated one run each in the bottom of the second and third innings to climb ahead 2-0. Randall Minogue led off the bottom of the second with a walk and advanced to third on a single through the right side of the diamond from Thomas Savastio. Minogue later scored on a fielder's choice groundout from Zack Costello for the Mount's first run of the game. Myles Nicholson led off the bottom of the third with his second single of the game and later scored off of a sacrifice fly to right field off the bat of Vaughn Parker.
Mount St. Mary's added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a commanding five run lead. Nicholson led off the inning with another single, this time by showing off his wheels and beating the first baseman to the bag. The next batter, Alex Kriss singled through the middle and advanced Nicholson to second base. Patrick Causa hit a fielder's choice ground ball to the pitcher who then turned to throw the ball to second base but the ball slipped out of his hands and rolled into the outfield that brought Nicholson home to cross the plate and advanced Kriss and Causa one extra base. The next batter, Vaughn Parker hit another sacrifice fly that scored Kriss on the play and advanced Causa to third but Causa scored on a throwing error by the catcher for the Mountaineers' fifth run of the game.
The Mount's last two runs of the game came in the seventh inning when Patrick Causa hit a two run homerun over the left field wall for his fourth homerun of the year.
Trey McGough (3-4) picked up the win for the Mount and James Taubl (1-5) recorded the loss for the Pioneers. With the win, the Mountaineers move to 14-23 on the year with a 8-10 mark in Northeast Conference (NEC) play and Sacred Heart drops to 10-25 on the year with a NEC mark of 5-9.
Mount St. Mary's and Sacred Heart will play a doubleheader tomorrow, April 28 with the first game beginning at 1 PM.