Costantino's two homers, Heralds' three RBIs lift No. 8 Seton Hill past Shepherd
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- No. 8 Seton Hill earned a weekend series victory with a 10-6 win against Shepherd on Sunday. Seton Hill improved to 33-11 overall and 22-6 in WVIAC play.
Shepherd took an early 2-0 lead with two runs in the bottom of the first off of starter Jordan Fuller. Seton Hill took a 3-2 lead in the second. Brad Comport singled in two runs and Matt Malacane hit into a fielder's choice that gave the Griffins the one-run cushion.
Cody Herald drove in two runs in the third to increase the Griffins lead to 5-2. The game remained 5-2 until the sixth when Shepherd tied the score at five with three runs of its own.
Seton HIll answered right back with two runs in the seventh. Brendan Costantino hit his first of two homers to give SHU a 6-5 lead. The Griffins added an unearned run and led 7-5 after six innings.
The Rams got one back in their half of the seventh to cut the lead to one at 7-6. SHU added three more insurance runs in the ninth. Costantino hit his second solo homer of the game, Mike Cima added a sac fly and Herald doubled in a run to increase the lead to 10-6.
Brad Schnelle earned the victory in relief of starter Jordan Fuller. He went 3.1 innings, giving up a run on three hits. Herald and Josh Forbes each had three hits. Costantino and Nick Sell added two apiece.