March 31, 2012

UMW Baseball Splits Twinbill at St. Mary's


The University of Mary Washington baseball team split its Saturday doubleheader at St. Mary's College, winning the opener 5-2 before falling in game two, 2-1. UMW moves to 8-12-1 overall and 4-8 in Capital Athletic Conference play.

In the opener, St. Mary's scored twice in the first, but the Eagles tied the score in the second. Santino Rosnova led off with a double and moved to third on a Kevin Yarnell single to left. Rosanova scored on a passed ball, and Yarnell came around to score on a triple by Shane Sixsmith.

The Eagles scored twice more in the fifth, as Rosanova singled and scored on a Yarnell double. Yarnell scored on a sacrifice fly by Jeff Zeisler. UMW's final run came in the sixth, as Ben Sisk led off with a triple and scored on a Seth Jordan single.

In addition to Rosanova and Yarnell's single and doubles, Sixsmith and Sisk each had a triple and single, and freshman catcher Jono Haught added two singles and a triple. Junior Torey Macari earned the win, allowing two earned runs on three hits in seven innings, with three walks and 11 strikeouts.

In the nightcap, the Seahawks scored twice in the first, and that was all they needed in a 2-1 win. Both teams each only managed four hits in the game, as senior Matt Abramson scattered four hits in six innings, with one walk and nine strikeouts.

The teams will conclude their weekend series on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.