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Baseball falls in twin bill to Colonials

Baseball falls in twin bill to Colonials

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount (Va.) University baseball team dropped a twin bill on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Youth Academy against Western Connecticut State University, falling to 3-3 for the season. 

Game One: Western Connecticut State 12, Marymount 9 

Senior leftie Spenser Davis commanded the mound for six innings to give up just one run, while the Saints built up a seven-run lead through the first three innings. 

Marymount tacked on five runs on the first offensive outing, seeing senior Ben Berczek, junior Stephen Berczek, Hayes Nelson and Kaden Darrow and sophomore Nick Smutko all register a RBI in the inning. 

In the third, the other two runs came across off a sacrifice bunt by sophomore Austin Sizemore and a fielding error off a hit by Smutko that scored Darrow. 

In the top the fifth, the Colonials finally found home plate, knocking a homer over the left-field fence, which would spark a comeback for them through the rest of the game. Through the seventh frame to the end, Western Connecticut State rounded the bases 11 more times, while the Saints were held to just two more runs. 

Davis finished his day, working 6.0 innings for four hits, five runs and six strikeouts. 

Game Two: Western Connecticut State 5, Marymount 1 (7 innings) 

Much like game one, the pitching started out red hot for the Saints, as junior Dylan Gerdts held the Colonials hitless through the first three innings; each inning were three up-three down showings. In the fourth, however, three runs came across home plate, pushing the Colonials ahead, 3-0, where they'd remain the rest of the way. 

In the fifth, the Colonials added another until senior Karlis Graubics broke the silence for the Saints with a double down the right-field line to score Darrow. Unfortunately, that's the only run MU could bring home in the contest. 

The Saints cap off their home stand on Thursday, March 2 before their trip to Winter Haven, Florida for a six-game stretch. Marymount will host nationally-ranked Randolph-Macon College at Nationals Youth Academy at 11:45 a.m.