Senior lefty Torey Mancari scattered six hits in 7.2 innings, striking out six, to lead the University of Mary Washington baseball team to a 4-1 win over York College (Pa.) in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday afternoon at Dickinson Stadium. The Eagles improve to 21-16 overall.
The Eales jumped ahead with a run in the first inning, as T.J. Cretney singled with one out and advanced to third on a single from Seth Jordan. Cretney scored and Jordan advanced to second on a wild pitch to account for the score.
York used a walk and a pair of singles to even the score in the third, but the Eagles won the inning with two runs in the bottom of the frame. Freshman Conner Lilley led off with a single and Cretney reached on an error to put runners at second and third. Jono Haught singled in Lilley, and Cam Kostyack followed with an infield single to plate Cretney.
UMW added an insurance run in the eighth as Jordan and Haught started the inning with singles. After a fielder's choice erased Jordan at third, Brendan Jones walked to load the bases. James Sink followed with a ground ball that York tried for an inning-ending double play, but Sink beat the throw to first, scoring Haught.
Mancari allowed one run on six hits in 7.2 innings to gain the win, while freshman Bernie Mayflower picked up the save with 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.
Cretney had two hits and two runs scored for the Eagles, while Jordan and Haught each singled twice.
Mary Washington will now face Wesley College on Friday at 4:00 p.m. Wesley defeated Frostburg, 7-5, on Tuesday in first round action.