Mount Baseball Suffers Season Opening Losses

ST. MARY’S CITY, MD. – The Mount Saint Mary College Baseball team took to the field for the first time in 2022 on Saturday and suffered a pair of non-conference losses, falling to New Paltz 15-1 and St. Mary’s-Maryland 16-6. Luke Barone drove in a pair of runs for the Knights against the host Seahawks.

New Paltz 15 – Mount Saint Mary 1
New Paltz scored two runs in each of its first two at-bats in Saturday’s opener. Dean Stalzer delivered a run with a single in the first before connecting on a two-run home run in the second.

The Hawks tacked on three more runs in the fifth inning highlighted by a Matt Laurelli run scoring base hit.

Mount Saint Mary got on the board in the top of the sixth with its only tally of the contest. Dominick Marzigliano started the inning with a walk and later crossed with the Mount’s run on an RBI double off the bat of Coleman Barnes.

New Paltz answered with a run in the home half of the inning, two more in the seventh and five in the eighth to pull away for the victory. Stalzer homered again in the sixth and clubbed a grand slam in the five-run eighth.

For The Knights
Jack Goodwin, Barnes and Ryan Lutinski recorded the only hits of the game for the Knights.
Barnes and Lutinski each doubled with Barnes collecting his first RBI of the season.
Marzingliano drew two walks and scored the team’s only run.

Matthew Borriello suffered the loss on the mound, surrendering four runs on six hits in 4.0 inning of work. He walked two and struck out one in his first start of the season.

For The Hawks
Stalzer finished a big day 5-for-5 with three home runs, five runs scored and eight RBI.

Laurelli finished with two hits, a run and an RBI

Joe Pantane totaled two hits and scored three times.

New Paltz outhit the Mount 14-3 and recorded six extra base hits.

Nick Harvey picked up the win with 5.0 innings of shutout work. He fanned four and allowed two hits.

St. Mary’s-Maryland 16 – Mount Saint Mary 6
St. Mary’s scored in each of its six at-bats on Saturday, opening a 6-0 lead after scoring twice in the first and four times in the second. Max Elliott doubled home a run to close the big second frame.

Barone got the Mount on the board in the top of the third frame when he delivered Liam Merlin who led off the frame with a triple.

The Seahawks answered with two runs in the third, a run in the fourth and four more in the fifth to grab an 11-1 advantage.

The Seahawks strung together five hits in the big fifth, including a run scoring triple from George Berbakos.

Mount Saint Mary erupted for five runs in the top of the sixth frame on just two hits.
Barone delivered Michael DiGiovanni with a groundout for his second RBI of the contest.

Ben Crowley drove in Cullen Roper with a single with Devin Tait and Marzigliano adding runs on a wild pitch and error, respectively.

St. Mary’s tacked on three more runs in the home half of the inning, scoring on a wild pitch and an error.

For The Knights
Barone and Crowley each finished with a hit with Braone driving in two runs and Crowley collecting his first RBI of the season.

Merlin tripled and scored.

Tait, DiGiovanni, Marzigliano and Frank Signorelli all scored runs.
Liam Horan suffered the loss in his collegiate debut, striking out three.

For The Seahawks
St. Mary’s outhit the Mount 14-5 with four extra base hits.

Derrick Booker finished 2-for-4 with three runs and two driven in.

Dan Weeden recorded two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs.

Garrett Pullium recorded three hits and scored three times.

Ian Adams scored three runs.

Tyson Johnson earned the complete game victory, allowing just two earned runs and striking out four.

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