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Hampden-Sydney Baseball Defeats Visiting St. Mary's (Md.) 7-1

Andrew Kasiski
Andrew Kasiski

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Junior Andrew Kasiski/Chesapeake had two doubles and two RBIs, while sophomore Ryan Clawson/Moseley had one hit and two RBIs, to lead Hampden-Sydney College to a 7-1 non-conference baseball victory past St. Mary's (Md.) College on Saturday at Yank Bernier Field at the Ty Cobb Ballpark - Wurdeman Stadium.  Junior Chase Mayberry/Appomattox earned the pitching win for the host Tigers (4-3), while sophomore Bradford Webb/Charlotte Court House gained a save against the visiting Seahawks (4-2).

H-SC had seven runs on 10 hits … scoring one run in the second inning, three in the fifth and three in the seventh.  The Tigers led 4-0 through five innings and 7-1 through seven as the game was called in the eighth inning due to darkness.

In the second, Clawson (1-2, 2 RBIs) lined a sacrifice fly RBI to left field that scored senior Tyler Blevins/Draper (0-1) who had been hit by a pitch to open the at-bat for the Tigers.  

In the fifth, Kasiski (2-4, 2 RBIs) doubled to right field to plate both freshman Mark Evans/Yorktown (2-5, RBI) and junior Jonathan Triesler/Chesterfield (2-5).  Evans had singled and stole second base, while Triesler singled, as well.  Kasiski crossed the plate courtesy of a sacrifice bunt RBI laid down by junior Matthew Spagnolo/Glen Allen (2-3, RBI).

In the seventh, Clawson singled through the left side to score Blevins, who had walked to lead-off, while junior Jacob Bartlett/Chesterfield (0-3, RBI) reached on a fielding error that plated Spagnolo, who had singled.  Evans produced the final run with a fielder's choice that scored junior Chase Counts/Virginia Beach (1-4), who had reached on a bunt single.

Triesler added two stolen bases for the Tigers, while Evans had one steal.

Mayberry (1-1) started and pitched the first 5.0 scoreless innings for the win, yielding just one hit with four strikeouts and one walk. Webb (1) tossed the final 3.0 innings for the save, scattering three hits and one run, earned, with two strikeouts and no walks.

H-SC is scheduled to play St. Mary's again on Sunday, March 3, at 1 p.m. at Yank Bernier Field at the Ty Cobb Ballpark - Wurdeman Stadium on day two of the H-SC Classic.  The Tigers were originally scheduled to play Frostburg State University on Sunday; however, the Bobcats, who swept a doubleheader against RIT on Saturday, withdrew from day two due to weather concerns in western Maryland on Sunday. St. Mary's is scheduled to play RIT on Sunday morning at 10 a.m.