Mount Topped By Anderson in Florida Opener

PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. – The Mount Saint Mary College Baseball team opened played at the Snowbird Baseball Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Monday morning with an 11-1 loss to Anderson (Ind.). Sophomore Tom Huvane drove in the team’s lone run with six different Knights recording a base hit.

Anderson got off to a quick start in the game with three runs in the home half of the first inning to produce all the run support starter Tucker Waddups would need. The Ravens strung together three base hits in the frame, with Augdan Wilson and Wil Davis producing run scoring singles.

The Knights got on the board in their second at-bat on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Huvane. Christopher Introcaso led off the inning with a walk and after moving a base on a Vincenzo Pepe hit and getting to third on a passed ball, crossed with the team’s only run on the sacrifice fly that cut the deficit to 3-1.

Anderson increased its lead by five runs in the fourth and added a single run in the seventh and a pair of runs in the eighth to close out the scoring in the game. The Ravens took advantage of an error, two walks and two hit batters to open an 8-1 lead in the fourth. The second walk and both hit batters pushed across runs with Jonathan Willoughby doubling home a run for the Ravens.

The Ravens featured eight different players with a hit in the game, led by Wilson who finished up 3-for-4 with two runs and a pair of RBI. Davis drove in three runs and Nick Butcher added a hit, an RBI and three runs scored.

Matthew Kozireski, Introcaso, Pepe, Joe Galasso, Peter Knights and Francisco Mojica III all singled for the Knights on Monday. Nick Rizzo finished the day with a pair of walks for the Mount.

Blake Keenan made the start for Mount Saint Mary and suffered the loss after allowing five earned runs on six hits in 3.1 innings of work. He walked four and struck out two for the Knights. Alexander Maher worked 2.2 innings of scoreless relief and Sal Rizzo struck out one in 2.0 innings of work out of the bullpen.

Waddups worked a complete game for Anderson allowing an unearned run on six hits. He walked three and struck out five in moving to 1-0 on the season.

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