HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – The Marymount (Va.) University baseball team went on the road Wednesday afternoon to face off against Hampden-Sydney College, where it dropped its first decision of the year, 8-7, as the game was called short due to daylight after six innings.
Junior Sean O'Connell started on the mound for the Saints, but was pulled after one and two-thirds innings after giving up six runs of which four were earned. Sophomore Patrick Berthelette came in relief and put in two and a third innings of work, striking out two and allowing two earned runs.
Hampden-Sydney came out with two quick runs in the bottom of the first inning, and would go on to add four in the succeeding inning. However, after giving up six runs in the first two innings, the Saints made their move.
After scoring a run in the second inning, senior Roy Coates would knock in a pair of RBIs, scoring seniors Brandon Savage and Karlis Graubics. The Saints went on to add two more runs in the fifth inning, where they also took a one-run lead with Coates bringing in his third RBI of the day on a double. However, Hampden-Sydney would respond in the bottom of the fifth inning, scoring two runs and regaining a lead they would hold on to for the win.
The Saints will return to action this weekend as they take on Lynchburg College at 4 p.m., on Saturday, February 25 at Barcroft Park.