Emmitsburg, Md. (April 28, 2019) - The Mount St. Mary's baseball team fell to Central Connecticut State 6-1 in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at E.T. Straw Family Stadium. With the win, the Blue Devils completed the series sweep over the Mountaineers. Senior Patrick Causa led the Mount offense after he went 3-for-4 day with a double and with his last hit, he moved into third all-time in Mount St. Mary's history with 199 career hits.
Trevor Leamer added a multi-hit game in the eight spot and Zack Costello tabbed a hit for the only run batted in for the Mountaineers in the loss. Myles Nicholson tallied the only other base hit in the ballgame at the leadoff spot. Starter, Cole Reeder pitched three frames while he only allowed one run and struck out three batters. Ryan Florio and Noah Kirkland combined for 4.2 scoreless innings in relief for the Mount.
Central Connecticut (18-16, 8-7 NEC) held a one run lead into the eighth inning before they plated five insurance runs that made it a 6-0 game. Sam Loda hit a RBI single in the top of the third that brought Chandler Debrosse home to cross the plate for the first run of the game. In the top of the eighth with the bases loaded, Jake Siracusa was hit by a pitch that scored TT Bowens. Later in the inning, Peyton Stephens hit a two RBI single to center field and Matt Bertochi hit a two RBI double to right center field.
Chandler Debrosse, Sam Loda, and Dave Matthews each tabbed a two hit day for the Blue Devils. Peyton Stephens and Matt Bertochi picked up two RBI each in the win while Sam Loda and Jake Siracusa added the two other run batted in. Patrick Mitchell started the game for Central Connecticut and pitched eight lights out innings while he only gave up one run. Jared Gallagher threw a scoreless ninth inning that preserved the win.
Mount St. Mary's (13-29, 6-12 NEC) made it a 6-1 game after they plated their lone run in the bottom of the eighth. Myles Nicholson led off with an infield single to the shortstop and advanced to second after Patrick Causa came through with his third hit of the game. The next batter, Pat Daly worked a walk that loaded the bases with one out. On a full count, Zack Costello hit his fourth RBI sacrifice fly of the season to center field that brought Nicholson home to score.
Patrick Mitchell (4-3) recorded the win for the Blue Devils and Cole Reeder (2-1) picked up the loss for the Mountaineers despite only giving up one run.
The Mount baseball team travels to George Mason for a non-conference mid-week battle on Wednesday, May 1 at 3:00 PM.