Knights Baseball Sweeps St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn

BROOKLYN – The Mount Saint Mary College Baseball team earned just its third Skyline Conference sweep of the season Saturday afternoon following 5-1 and 5-3 victories on the road at St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn. Matthew Borriello worked a complete game in the opener and the Mount offense pounded out 22 hits on the day.

Saturday’s doubleheader victory moves Mount Saint Mary to 13-25 overall on the season and 8-10 in conference play, while St. Joseph’s falls to 11-25 overall and 6-14 in league action.

Game 1: Mount Saint Mary 5 – St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn 1
Mount Saint Mary broke open a scoreless game in the third with a trio of tallies to move in front 3-0.

Robert Brust doubled to lead off the inning and came home a batter later when Liam Merlin doubled to left field.

Jack Goodwin laced the Mount’s third straight double to begin the inning to chase Merlin home and give the Mount a 2-0 advantage.

Goodwin later scored on a single through the middle from Devin Tait that closed out the scoring in the frame.

The Knights tacked on a run in the fourth inning and moved its advantage to 4-0 when Adam Leone came home on a two-out triple from Goodwin.

After the Bears got their only run of the game in the home half of the fifth, the Knights got an insurance run in the seventh.

Merlin and Goodwin put two runners on to start the inning after a single and hit by pitch and Tait later delivered Merlin with a sacrifice fly.

For The Knights
Half of the Mount’s 10 hits in the opener went for extra bases.

Goodwin continued his hot streak at the plate 2-for-3 with a double, triple, run and two RBI.

Aidan Marshall went 2-for-4 with a double.

Leone finished game one 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Merlin went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI.

Brust doubled and scored a run.

Tait finished with a hit and drove in two runs.

Borriello earned his third win of the season after working his third complete game of the year. He allowed a single run on five hits, striking out seven against just one walk.

Game 2: Mount Saint Mary 5 – St. Joseph’s-Brooklyn 3
Game two went scoreless until the top of the fifth inning when the Mount put three runs on the board.

Goodwin chased home Brust, who singled to start the inning, with the game’s first run.

Anthony Franco delivered Frank Signorelli, who was hit with a pitch, to give the Mount a 2-0 lead.

Goodwin later came home with the inning’s final run on a sacrifice fly from Marshall.

The Bears climbed to within 3-2 in the home half of the fifth, before the Knights moved their lead back to 4-2 in the sixth.

Merlin doubled to lead off the sixth for the Mount and came around on a one-out double from Cullen Roper.

The Bears again moved to within a run with a single tally in the seventh, but the Knights edged back in front by the final 5-3 decision with a single run in the eighth.

Franco provided the Mount’s final run with a two-out single that pushed home Roper.

The Bears would get the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but Michael Di Tullio got a fly out to end the threat.

For The Knights
The Knights recorded three more doubles in game two on their way to outhitting the Bears 12-11.

Goodwin picked up two more hits, swiped three bags walked, scored a run and drove in a run.

Franco finished 2-for-5 with two RBI and two stolen bases.

Coleman Barnes finished with two hits, including a double.

Signorelli posted a 3-for-3 effort with a run scored.

Merlin, Brust and Roper all posted a hit and scored a run.

Liam Horan picked up his first win of the season with 7.0 strong inning. He allowed three runs on 10 hits while striking out four.

Di Tullio picked up his second save of the season with 2.0 scoreless innings that featured four punchouts.

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