HARRISON – The Mount Saint Mary College Baseball team continued Skyline Conference play Saturday, splitting a road doubleheader at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. The Knights dropped game one 1-0 before rebounding for a convincing 13-1 game two victory.
Saturday’s split moves Mount Saint Mary to 9-12 overall on the season and to 5-5 in Skyline Conference play, while Mount Saint Vincent stands at 15-10 overall and 5-5 in league play.
Game 1: Mount Saint Vincent 1 – Mount Saint Mary 0
The opener featured just six hits, with each team recording three safeties.
The only run in the game came in the bottom of the first when Jake Blinstrub scored on a wild pitch.
The Dolphins recorded two of their three hits in the opening frame and loaded the bases with one out following an error.
The Knights would get a runner to scoring position four times in the game, but would not advance a runner to third.
For The Knights
Ben Crowley, Dominick Marzigliano and Robert Brust all singled in the game.
Liam Horan suffered the tough luck loss, allowing just one run on three hits in 5.0 innings.
He struck out eight against just one walk.
Michael Di Tullio worked a scoreless inning of relief, striking out one.
Game 2: Mount Saint Mary 13 – Mount Saint Vincent 1 (F/7)
After being stifled in the opener, the Knights pounded out 12 hits in game two and broke the game open with eight runs in the fourth inning.
The Mount fell behind again in the bottom of the first, but responded in the second when Coleman Barnes drew a bases loaded walk delivering Liam Merlin with the tying run.
The Knights broke the 1-1 tie in the fourth with eight tallies on four hits.
Cullen Roper singled home two runs with Marzigliano delivering a run on a sacrifice fly.
Brandon Nolasco pushed the Knights in front 5-1 with a run scoring double.
Ryan Lutinski closed out the big inning, clubbing a grand slam with two-outs to give the Knights a 9-1 advantage.
Mount Saint Mary got back to work in the sixth, plating its final four runs on three hits.
Devin Tait drove in a run with a single with Nolasco adding a bases loaded hit by pitch to close out the scoring in the game.
For The Knights
Lutinski finished up game two 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs and four RBI.
Merlin collected two hits and scored three runs.
Tait wrapped up the win 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.
Nolasco doubled and drove in two runs.
Roper drove in two runs and scored a run.
Michael DiGiovanni and Marzigliano each had a hit and an RBI.
Matthew Borriello earned the win and moved to 3-2 on the season after working 6.0 innings. He allowed one run on six hits, fanning one.
Anthony Caminitti working a scoreless inning of relief, striking out one.