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Baseball Sweeps Saint Peters of NJ

Steve Morano

On the weekend of Apr. 14th to 16th, the Mount took on Saint Peter’s University in Emmitsburg to excessive effect. The Mountaineers ended up sweeping the Peacocks in three games, improving to an 18-16 record. The Mount outscored Saint Peter’s 42-31 on the weekend, with players at the plate sending six balls over the fence to contribute to the offensive power at the plate.

What was impressive during the series was the ability of the Mountaineers to match the Peacocks at the plate, but to take advantage of the opposition’s pitching woes. The Mount accrued forty-four hits across the three games to Saint Peter’s thirty-eight hits, but the Mountaineers were patient at the plate, walking fifteen times, stacking the bases in the first and third games, allowing the bats to fly. With specific standouts of the weekend was Tyler Long, who hit two home runs in the second game and accrued five RBIs across the weekend and Shane Wockley, whose five RBI’s during Friday’s game alone helped to take the first game in favor of the Mount 18-12 and set the tone for the rest of the weekend.

On the mound, the Mountaineers were also dominant for the most part, with the Friday night starter, Cooper Adam’s throwing 114 pitches over 6.0 innings, striking out six in the process of the Mount winning out 18-12. On Saturday, first-year Brendan Yagesh threw 2.1 innings, with him exiting in the third, allowing another first-year, Jett Slepak to come and throw 3.2 innings, walking a batter and only allowing one run, earning his fourth win of the year to improve to 4-0 while the Mount won out 8-7. On Sunday, it was a different story for the pitching staff, with eight different pitchers coming in from the Bullpen. Senior, Luke Pryor was awarded the win after throwing a 2.0 scoreless inning in the game, which ended 16-12 in favor of the Mountaineers.

After a midweek loss to Georgetown away, 19-2, they improved to a record of 20-18 with a series win in Emmitsburg against Maryland Easter Shore 2-1. With four more conference series to go in the season, the Mountaineers play away midweek against George Mason, Maryland and Coppin State before the start of the MAAC Championships starting on May 24th.


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