Piscataway, N.J. (March 17, 2019) - The Mount St. Mary's baseball team was topped 4-0 by Wagner on Sunday afternoon and with the win, the Seahawks won the three game series, two games to one. Sophomore Myles Nicholson led the Mount offense with a multi-hit and a multi-steal game in the loss. Nicholson went 3-for-5 with three singles and two stolen bases at the leadoff spot.
With his multi-hit and multi-steal game, the Mountaineers' left fielder now has now has six multi-hit games on the season and a conference leading 18 stolen bases on the year. Alex Kriss, Patrick Causa, Ryan Fisher, and Thomas Bramley recorded the four other base hits for Mount St. Mary's on the day. Red-shirt sophomore pitcher Cole Reeder pitched 1.1 innings in relief while he only allowed one hit and struck out three batters.
The Mount (6-8, 1-2 NEC) brought the tying run to the plate in the top of the ninth but the Seahawks' Nick Le Pre closed the door to earn his first save of the season that preserved the Wagner (4-11, 2-1 NEC) win. With one out, Owen Wosleger forced a walk and advanced to second on the next at bat after Ryan Fisher singled to left field. The next batter, Thomas Bramley also worked a walk that loaded the bases with only one out and that brought the tying run to the plate. Sean Kelly pinch hit for Ryan Haddaway and popped up to the shortstop for the second out. The next batter up, Myles Nicholson hit a fielder's choice ground ball to the third baseman who threw the ball home to get the force out and end the game.
Wagner nabbed an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning before they added three more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to secure the 4-0 win. Tyler Sanfillippo hit a triple to left field to lead off the bottom of the second and was plated the next at bat off of a RBI single from Griffin Schneider. In the bottom half of the seventh, Brandon Hall hit a RBI single that brought Schneider home to score for the first run of the inning for the Seahawks. Hall scored after Anthony Pecora hit a two RBI home run over the left field wall for Wagner's third and fourth run of the game. Pecora and Schneider led the Seahawks offense after they combined for three hits, three RBI, two runs scored, and a home run.
Mount St. Mary's threatened to do some damage in the top of the seventh after they loaded the bases with only one out but the Seahawks' Ryan Lauk came into the ballgame in relief of starter McCae Allen and shut the Mountaineers down. With the bases loaded, Lauk got Thomas Bramley and pinch hitter Zack Costello to strike out that kept the game at 1-0.
McCae Allen (1-2) tabbed the win for Wagner after he pitched a shutout 6.1 innings with five strikeouts while Ryan Lauk pitched two shutout frames in relief and struck out four batters. Nick Le Pre (1) earned the save after he pitched .2 innings and he allowed no runs on no hits. Michael Kuypers (2-1) picked up the loss for the Mountaineers in his second start in five appearances. With the win, the Seahawks move to 4-11 on the season with a Northeast Conference (NEC) record of 2-1. With the loss, the Mount falls to 6-8 on the 2019 season with NEC mark of 1-2.
The Mount St. Mary's baseball team is back in action on Wednesday, March 20 when they travel to Navy for a mid-week game at 3 PM.