FORT PIERCE, Fla. – The Marymount University baseball team earned a 10-0 victory over Kenyon College in the second game of a doubleheader on Monday, splitting the twin bill with the Lords.
Kenyon 5, Marymount 4
The Saints struck early in the game for a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. After junior Bill Wojcik was hit by a pitch, junior Casey Baker and sophomore Ryan Maylie singled in consecutive at-bats. Wojcik came home on Maylie's base knock for the lead.
Baker got the offense going again in the third, with a single, before moving to third on a single by sophomore Bryce Smith. On a wild pitch, Baker came home to double the lead, 2-0.
Kenyon responded in the bottom of the inning with four runs, to flip the score, 4-2. The Lords tacked on another run in the fourth to build on their lead.
Marymount looked to strike back in the top of the fifth, as Maylie and Smith led off with back-to-back singles. After advancing to second and third on a ground out, a Kenyon error allowed both to score, bringing the Saints back to within one, 5-4.
However, Kenyon was able to hold on for the win, not allowing a Saint hit in the final two innings.
Baker, Maylie, Smith, and sophomore Alex Lemery, all, collected two hits in the game, to lead the team.
Marymount 10, Kenyon 0
The Saints' offense broke out in the second game of the doubleheader, giving more-than-enough run support to a strong performance by junior Stephen Gerade on the mound.
Gerade scattered six hits across seven-innings pitched and did not allow a run, while striking out seven. The outing marks his first complete game of the season.
The Marymount offense got to work in the third inning, taking advantage of a Lords' error to start the inning. With Lemery at third, senior Mike Ferrara came through with the RBI single and was, then, driving home by a double off the bat of Maylie.
After a walk by Wojcik, Smith smacked a double to score Maylie and put runners on second and third. Freshman Jordan Dickson followed with a two-run single, for a 5-0 lead.
The Saints added two more runs in the fourth. With runners on first and second, Lemery stole third and came home on an error on the play.
Maylie, then, added his second RBI on the day, scoring freshman Bobby Leitzel on a ground out.
In the fifth, the Saints quickly loaded the bases, putting three on with no outs, following walks to Wojcik and Baker and a single by Smith.
Wojcik came home on a ground out by Dickson, before sophomore Ryan Lee sent a double down the left-field line to score two and bring the Saints' lead to 10-0.
The Saints rolled from there, with Gerade only giving up one hit in the final two innings for the win.
Ferrara led the team with three hits in the game, while Dickson tallied three RBI.
Marymount will play Penn State University Behrend on Wednesday, March 11, to continue the team's spring break trip in Fort Pierce, Fla. The game is set for 1:30 p.m.