ASTON, Pa. - The Marymount University baseball team continued Atlantic East Conference competition on Saturday afternoon, splitting a twin bill with Neumann University.
Game 1: Marymount 1, Neumann 0 (7 Innings)
Sophomore Ryan Bergenhagen tossed a gem in game one, going the distance for a seven-inning complete game shutout with just two hits, while striking out four.
On the offensive side of the plate, the Saints pulled together three hits, including one in the first by senior Luke Tyree on the first at-bat. Stealing second and advancing to third on a wild pitch, Tyree had himself in scoring position quickly by the time senior Austin Sizemore came to the plate in the three hole. Sizemore sent a grounder to the second baseman and Tyree sprinted home for the lone score of the game.
Tyree went 2-for-3 at the plate with the game-winning run.
Game 2: Neumann 8, Marymount 5 (9 Innings)
In game two, the scoring remained silent through the first two innings, as junior Kenny Sysyn tossed a three-up three-down first inning and gave up just one hit in the second, which ended in a double play.
The scoring started up in the third, with the first runner coming across home plate for the Saints. A RBI single by senior Conner Hall drove home senior Cal Berman, before freshman David Kurzrock followed with a RBI single up the right-field line to score Tyree.
A hitless third inning for Sysyn kept the Saints in favor, 2-0, in the fourth, but the Knights answered in the bottom of the frame with two runs.
Marymount reclaimed the advantage in the fifth with another RBI by Kurzrock, doubling to right centerfield to score Tyree again.
In the bottom of the frame, Neumann responded with an unearned run and added two more in the sixth to take a 5-3 lead, but the Saints again answered with two runs in the top of the seventh to draw the score even at 5-5. Hall earned his second RBI of the game off a double to right field to score junior Mike Ferrara, and Kurzrock continued his dominance at the plate with RBI single to right field to score Hall.
However, it wouldn't be enough, as the Knights scored three in the bottom half of the seventh to take the decision, 8-5.
Kurzrock, as the designated hitter, had a career day with three hits for three RBI, while Hall added two hits, a walk and two RBI.
The Saints remain on the road for a single nine-inning game at St. Mary's College of Maryland on Wednesday, March 27. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.