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Baseball sweeps twin bill over St. Joseph's (Brooklyn)

Baseball sweeps twin bill over St. Joseph's (Brooklyn)

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Marymount baseball team fought out a twin-bill sweep on Saturday afternoon, dropping St. Joseph's (Brooklyn) in a nine-inning and seven-inning matchup at Bishop O'Connell High School. 

Game One: Marymount 3, St. Joseph's 1 

Senior starting pitcher Dylan Gerdts dialed in for game one, tossing six innings for a career-high nine strikeouts for his first win on the hill since his sophomore season. He gave up just one run on five hits and walked one. 

Gerdts was teamed up with by junior Ryan Scheufele, who came in for the final three innings of relief to earn his first collegiate save on the mound. He gave up just one hit and no runs, while striking out one. 

On the offensive side of things, junior Luke Tyree knocked two hits on three at bats for a run and two RBI, including his smashed home run in the bottom of the first innings to put the Saints up 2-0. Junior Michael Wade and senior Kaden Darrow came around for a run in the game, while junior Conner Hall brought around the final score of the game on his RBI single to left field in the fifth inning. 

Game Two: Marymount 6, St. Joseph's 5 

Hall was the star in game two, going 3-for-4 at the plate for two RBI and two runs. All three hits of Halls were doubles. After moving from second to shortstop in the middle of the game, he then moved to the mound in the final inning to see just three batters for two strikeouts and a groundout to seal up his first save of the season. 

Freshman Ryan Bergenhagen earned his first collegiate victory on the mound, coming in for 2.2 innings of relief. He gave up no runs on two hits and struck out three en route to the win. 

Although Hall led the team in doubles for the day, freshmen Bill Wojcik and Casey Baker also added a double to their line for game two. Baker's double earned him a RBI as well. 

The Saints remain at home for one more non-conference matchup on Monday, March 12, taking on Averett for a single nine-inning game at Bishop O'Connell High School. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.