Baseball Splits Another Skyline Doubleheader, This Time At Mount St. Mary

Baseball Splits Another Skyline Doubleheader, This Time At Mount St. Mary

Game 1 Box Score: USMMA 8 – MSMC 0
Game 2 Box Score: MSMC 2 – USMMA 1
 
NEWBURGH, N.Y. (April 22, 2017) – The USMMA baseball team split its fifth-straight Skyline Conference doubleheader on Saturday – winning the first game at Mount St. Mary, 8-0, before dropping the second, 2-1. With the split, the Mariners move to 10-17 (7-9 Skyline) on the season, while the Knights go to 6-23 (4-8 Skyline).
 
Senior Nathan Slusarczyk (Woodbury, N.J.) was magnificent in the opener – pitching a complete-game, four-hit shutout while striking out seven batters. He picked up his team-leading third victory of the season.
 
Merchant Marine went ahead with a five-run sixth inning and then added three more runs in the eighth.
 
Seven different Mariners knocked in runs with sophomore Kyle Cunningham (Panama City Beach, Fla.) leading the way with two RBIs and two runs scored after going 2-for-5 from the plate. He was also one of four Mariners with a stolen base. Freshman Matt Mundorf (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) contributed one RBI and scored twice, as he went 3-for-4 with a double.
 
Mount St. Mary's freshman starter John Santana got tacked with the loss after hurling six innings and giving up five runs on seven hits with five strikeouts.
 
In the second game, the Mariners took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on an RBI groundout by sophomore Jesse Reinebold (Granger, Ind.) that plated senior Matthew Thomson (Memphis, Tenn.), who led off the game with a double.
 
USMMA only mustered four more hits the rest of the way and the Knights took a 2-1 lead with two runs in the bottom of the third on back-to-back singles through the right side by sophomore Tom Huvane and freshman Michael Doxey.
 
Sophomore Andrew Spinninweber (Pasadena, Md.) only allowed those two runs in the complete-game loss. He gave up seven hits and suffered the loss despite striking out nine MSMC batters.
 
His counterpart for the Knights, freshman Jake Stewart got the complete game win, pitching seven innings giving up the one run on five hits.
 
Up next, the Mariners host Skyline opponent Yeshiva tomorrow, Sunday, April 23, for a doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 12-noon at Lower Roosevelt Field. Live stats for the games will be available with links on the USMMA Baseball Schedule Page.
 
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