NEWBURGH – The Mount Saint Mary College Baseball team closed out the 2022 season in strong fashion Sunday afternoon, posting 12-0 and 11-0 victories over Yeshiva on Senior Day. Brian Gregory worked a complete game shutout in game one, earning his first career victory.
Sunday’s sweep closes the Mount’s season at 16-17 overall and 11-9 in Skyline Conference play, while Yeshiva falls to 2-25 on the season and 0-20 against league rivals.
Game 1: Mount Saint Mary 12 – Yeshiva 0
After Gregory stranded the bases loaded in the top of the first, the Mount scored twice in the home half of the inning.
Ryan Lutinski doubled home Cullen Roper with the eventual game winning run and later scored on a single off the bat of Coleman Barnes.
The Mount maintained the 2-0 lead until the fourth when it plated four runs on three hits.
Devin Tait and Liam Merlin each scored following a double steal and a throwing error to move the lead to 4-0.
Jack Goodwin chased home the inning’s third run with a two-out single with Roper also scoring on the play following an error in left field.
Mount Saint Mary put the game away with three runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings.
Tait highlighted the big fifth inning with a two-run single.
Barnes drove in a run in the sixth with a sacrifice fly before the Knights plated the final two runs of the contest on wild pitches.
For The Knights
Tait was the only Knight to finish with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI.
Roper recorded a hit and scored two runs.
Lutinski doubled, drove in a run and scored twice.
Robert Brust doubled, stole a base and scored a run.
Alex Nalewajk and Barnes each finished with a hit and run with Barnes driving in two.
Gregory dealt a complete game, allowing just five hits in 7.0 innings. He did not walk a batter and fanned seven in moving to 1-3 on the season.
Game 2: Mount Saint Mary 11 – Yeshiva 9 (F/7)
Mount Saint Mary pounded out nine hits, four for extra bases, and stole 11 bases in the game two win.
The Knights plated at least one run in each of their six at-bats, scoring two runs in the first, second and third innings.
Goodwin scored the deciding run following a steal of third and a throwing error.
Brandon Nolasco made the lead 2-0 with a run scoring double.
In the second inning, Goodwin delivered Merlin with a sacrifice fly with Brust scoring from third on a failed pickoff attempt at first base.
Tait connected on his first career home run in the third with Merlin delivering Michael DiGiovanni on a sacrifice fly.
The advantage grew to 7-0 in the fourth following a sacrifice fly from Frank Signorelli.
Anthony Laietta plated the team’s eighth run with the fourth sacrifice fly of the game in the fifth.
The Knights closed out the scoring in the game with three more runs in the bottom of the sixth.
The Mount scored two runs via an error and wild pitch with Steven Cascio driving in a run with a groundout.
For The Knights
Goodwin closed the game two victory 2-for-2 with a double, three stolen bases, two runs scored and an RBI.
Dominick Marzigliano, Nalewajk, Tait, Cascio and Merlin all finished game two with a hit and run scored. Nalewajk added a trio of stolen bases.
Tait connected on his first career home run and stole a base.
Five Mount Saint Mary pitchers combined on the shutout, with Anthony Caminitti picking up the win. He worked 3.0 innings, picking up his second career win, allowing just one hit and striking out three.