WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Marymount University baseball team played a twinbill against Stevenson University with two more wins in its belt. The Saints shined at bat with three homers for the day, one with bases loaded.
The Saints demonstrated good fielding and a strong fifth inning at bat to earn the first win over the Stevenson Mustangs 5-4.
After the Mustangs scored two runs in the top of the first the Saints responded in the field. The infield registered 10 outs in the next four innings, alone. The Blue and White found their stride at bat in the bottom of the fifth, where they scored four runs. Mason Burke started the Saints out on base in the fifth inning as the second hitter, after he earned a walk. Alex Lemery and Jordan Dickson joined Burke on base with singles, to left and right field, respectively. Ryan Lee was a standout for the Saints and hit a homer with bases loaded.
John Barrie added another run, a career third, to the Saints total as a pinch runner. Barrie found himself on base after Ryan Maylie singled to right center. Barrie advanced twice on two popups to first base and scored on a wild pitch.
Lee led the game in RBI with four and set a personal best. Maylie led the game in hits with two, and one of only two doubles for the Saints, while Jimmy Baker was responsible for the only other double. Meanwhile, Dickson worked the walks and registered two by game's end. Kenny Sysn started on the mound for the Saints, and managed one strikeout before Parker Casselberry stepped up for a brief time. Clint Wheeler closed the game and earned the win after two innings pitched and two strikeouts.
The Saints had a faster start in the second game of the twinbill and ended the game with a 8-5 advantage.
At the bottom of the first, with one out on the board, Dickson doubled to left center and advanced to third on a strikeout. Dickson stole home right before Bryce Smith hit the second homer of the day. Ryo Fabre added his own homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, and brought Smith home with him.
In the seventh inning, the Saints worked a double play which contributed to the Mustangs scoreless inning and followed it with a single by Baker which brought Jordan Hayes and Smith home. The Mustangs attempted to catch the Saints in the eighth inning but even with their home run they were unable to match seven runs by the Blue and White. Cable and Dickson made sure of this as Cable set himself up to score with a walk and a steal and Dickson batted him in with a single to left field.
Dickson, Smith, and Maylie each registered a RBI while Fabre and Baker both earned two RBI. Smith led the game in runs with four after two hits and two walks. Lemery and Fabre earned the credit for the Saints double play in the seventh inning.
Drew Mead earned the win for the Saints after he amassed five strikeouts over the course of six innings. Coleman Grehawick stepped in for two innings while David Muirhead added two strikeouts as pitcher for the last inning.
The Saints begin conference play on April 1st where they face off against Immaculata University at 3pm. The Saints will be back at home on April 2nd, when they host Immaculata.