Joey Bryner '21 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

St. Mary’s Baseball Splits Road Doubleheader with Southern Virginia

Buena Vista, Va. – The St. Mary’s College of Maryland baseball team reached the double-digit win plateau Saturday afternoon following a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader split at Southern Virginia University. St. Mary’s (10-16, 3-13 CAC) claimed the first game, 14-6, before the Knights (16-15, 7-8 CAC) responded with a 17-17 victory in the nightcap.

How It Happened (Game 1)

  • The Seahawks overcame a 6-4 deficit in the eighth as they exploded for 10 runs on seven hits and three errors. First-year Connor Coursey(Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel) sparked the 10-run rally with a two-RBI double to right field. After a bases loaded hit by pitch to junior Holden Marshall (Towson, Md./Friends), first-year Andy Collins (Arlington, Va./Washington-Lee) connected on an RBI double to right field. The highlight of the inning came when first-year Joey Bryner (Leonardtown, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken) stepped up to the plate for the second time in the inning and cracked his first career grand slam to break open the game.

Game 1 Stats

  • Hits: St. Mary’s 14, Southern Virginia 11
  • Errors: St. Mary’s 1, Southern Virginia 4
  • Left on Base: St. Mary’s 8, Southern Virginia 6

St. Mary’s Offensive Leaders

Southern Virginia Offensive Leaders

  • Canon Anderson: 2-for-4, 2 RBI
  • Brady Lamb: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 double, 1 stolen base
  • Ryan Saunders: 2-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 RBI, 1 stolen base
  • Stetson Kay: 2-for-5, 1 run scored, 1 RBI

St. Mary’s Pitching

  • Jackson Edelman: 7.0 IP, 10 hits, 4 earned runs, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts (W, 5-4)
  • Will Spanoghe: 2.0 IP, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts

Southern Virginia Pitching

  • Seth Burris: 5.0 IP, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 4 walks, 5 strikeouts
  • Nate McCallum: 2.0 IP, 3 hits, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout
  • Jonathan Hodges: 0.0 IP, 4 hits, 3 earned runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts (L, 2-2)
  • Riley Daniels: 1.0 IP, 3 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks, 1 strikeout
  • Austen Hammond: 1.0 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts
Joey Bryner ’21 – Photo Credit: Bill Wood

Inside the Box Score

  • Bryner notched his first multiple-RBI game of the season with a season-best four RBI while Coursey collected his second multiple-RBI game of the season as he drove in three.
  • First-year LHP Jackson Edelman (Cherry Hill, Md./Cherry Hill East) improved to 5-4 on the season as Edelman yielded 10 hits, four earned runs, and three walks in 7.0 innings of work with two strikeouts to 31 batters faced.

How It Happened (Game 2)

  • The nightcap featured seven home runs and 11 extra-base hits in all.
  • St. Mary’s struck first in the second inning as Bryner scored on a passed ball after drawing a walk in his at-bat.
  • After the Seahawks staked a 2-0 lead in the third behind Marshall’s leadoff homer, Southern Virginia responded with six runs in its half of the third, connecting on three dingers.
  • The Knights added two more in the fourth keyed by a leadoff home run by Jordan Keefer and then tacked on five additional runs in the fifth as Ryan Saunders cracked a three-run long ball.
  • Bryner collected his second home run of the day in the sixth with a one-out solo shot, cutting the deficit to 13-3.
  • St. Mary’s pulled within 13-7 following a three-run rally in the eighth as the Seahawks scored three runs on two hits and three errors.
  • The Seahawks would get no closer as they were limited to a one-out double in the ninth before SVU turned a double play to end the game.

Game 2 Stats

  • Hits: St. Mary’s 9, Southern Virginia 17
  • Errors: St. Mary’s 1, Southern Virginia 4
  • Left on Base: St. Mary’s 6, Southern Virginia 8

St. Mary’s Offensive Leaders

Southern Virginia Offensive Leaders

  • Jordan Keefer: 4-for-5, 4 runs scored, 2 RBI, 1 home run
  • Jonathan Soto: 3-for-5, 2 runs scored, 3 RBI, 1 double, 1 home run, 1 hit by pitch
  • Cole Critchfield: 2-for-4, 1 run scored, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 1 double, 1 sacrifice fly, 1 stolen base
  • Canon Anderson: 2-for-5, 2 runs scored, 1 home run
  • Stetson Kay: 2-for-5, 2 runs scored, 1 double
  • Caleb Layden: 2-for-6, 3 runs, 3 RBI, 1 home run, 1 stolen base

St. Mary’s Pitching

  • Tim Hand: 3.0 IP, 7 hits, 6 earned runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout (L, 0-5)
  • Dan McCann: 1.0 IP, 4 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks, 0 strikeouts
  • Matt Henigan: 0.1 IP, 2 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks, 0 strikeouts
  • Griffin Honse: 1.2 IP, 0 hits, 0 earned runs, 2 walks, 0 strikeouts
  • Will Spanoghe: 2.0 IP, 4 hits, 4 earned runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts

Southern Virginia Pitching

  • Tayler Peterson: 7.0 IP, 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 3 walks, 12 strikeouts (W, 6-1)
  • Matt Roll: 0.1 IP, 2 hits, 2 earned runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts
  • Tanner Black: 1.2 IP, 1 hit, 0 earned runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts

Inside the Box Score

  • Junior RHP Tim Hand (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) is still searching for his first win of the season as Hand (0-5) gave up seven hits and six earned runs in 3.0 innings pitched.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Apr. 26 at No. 3 Randolph-Macon College (26-4-1) – Ashland, Va. – 3:30 p.m.

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