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Baseball drops conference doubleheader to Griffins

Baseball drops conference doubleheader to Griffins

GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. – The Marymount University baseball team dropped an Atlantic East Conference doubleheader at Gwynedd Mercy University on Monday afternoon, 3-2, in game one, and 12-0, in game two.

Gwynedd Mercy 3, Marymount 2:

Senior Luke Tyree put the Saints on the scoreboard quickly, smacking a home run to lead off the game.

Marymount doubled its lead in the second inning after senior Conner Hall got on with a single. After stealing second, Hall found his way to third on a bunt single by sophomore Casey Baker.

Hall scored on the throw, as Baker attempted to steal second, bumping the lead to 2-0.

Through the first-four innings, sophomore Ryan Bergenhagen only allowed one hit to the Griffins, including three-up, three-down frames in the second and third.

However, Gwynedd Mercy was able to find some offense in the fifth inning with a three-run inning to take the lead.

The Griffins' Liam Sullivan held the Saints to only one hit in the final two innings of the seven-inning contest to hold on for the win.

Baker led the team with two hits, while Tyree drove in the Saints' RBI.

Bergenhagen pitched a complete game for the Saints, striking out six and allowing four hits and three runs.

Gwynedd Mercy 12, Marymount 0:

Game two got started with the Griffins taking the early lead, 1-0, in the bottom of the first inning, as the Saints offense got off to a slow start.

Baker and Tyree added the Saints first hits in the second and third innings, respectively, but Gwynedd Mercy tacked on another run in the third to double its lead.

The Griffins scored in five-straight innings, while Nick DeRitis continued to stifle the Saints' lineup. Two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth, and two more in the sixth, pushed the Griffins' lead to 8-0, before a grand slam in the seventh capped the scoring.

The Saints were able to get two on with two outs after two walks by senior Cal Berman and freshman Ryan Lee in the fifth, but were unable to capitalize.

Baker again led the team with two hits in the game.

The Saints return to action on Wednesday, April 24 at Catholic University of America in a non-conference tilt; the first pitch is set for 4 p.m.