ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The Marymount University baseball team traveled to St. Mary's College of Maryland on Wednesday afternoon, topping its former Capital Athletic Conference-opponent Seahawks, 10-4.
The runs started early in the game with both teams sending three across in the first inning. In the top of the frame, freshman David Kurzrock slapped a ball to first base to bring senior Luke Tyree home before senior Michael Wade hit a single to the shortstop to score senior Conner Hall. Wade wouldn't last long on base with sophomore Casey Baker, in the six hole, sent a single to right field to bring him home.
In the bottom of the inning, a double and two singles scored three runs to draw the score even, but that's the last the Seahawks would score a run until the fourth.
On the Saints' side, three more runs scored in the next two innings, off a sacrifice fly by Hall to score junior Mike Ferrara and a two-RBI single to left field by freshman Ryan Lee to bring home Baker and senior Austin Sizemore.
After the unearned run scored for St. Mary's in the bottom of the fourth off a fielding error, Marymount fired back with three more runs in the fifth and another in the sixth to take a commanding 10-4 lead with three innings left to play. A bases-loaded walk of sophomore James DiGiulian scored Sizemore in the fifth and was followed by a two-RBI single by Hall to bring home DiGiulian and Lee.
In the sixth, Sizemore grounded out to the shortstop, giving enough time to bring home Wade for the 10th run.
With no scoring on either side through the seventh and eighth, the Seahawks looked to cut the deficit with two runners on and one out. Coming in for relief on the mound was junior Kenny Sysyn, needing just four pitchers on one batter to ground the batter into a double play to end the inning and send the game to the final frame.
Hall came in to close out the game in the ninth, striking out the first batter, grounding out the second, and the third batter hitting a double to left field before getting tagged out on attempt to advance to third.
Hall and Lee led the way with five total RBI, while Sizemore and Wade each scored twice.
Five pitchers saw the mound for the Saints with senior Ryan Scheufele getting the start and tossing four innings. Junior Matthew Schneider followed with two innings for no hits and two strikeouts, and freshman Kenny Frank added 1.1 innings for no runs on seven batters.
The Saints head home for an Atlantic East Conference twin bill on Saturday, March 30 at Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, taking on Marywood University. Game one is set for 12:30 p.m.