March 1, 2010

Courtesy of Salisbury Athletics

The Salisbury University baseball team completed its season series sweep of St. Mary's (Md.) College on Sunday with a 5-1 win over the Seahawks at the SU Baseball Field. The Sea Gulls have now won 18 of the last 19 meetings with St. Mary's.

The game started slow with St. Mary's (0-3, 0-3 CAC) scoring its only run and the only run, of the first six innings, in the top of the fourth. The unearned run was scored after an error by Salisbury junior shortstop Will Evans (Salisbury, Md.). But Evans would make up for the miscue later in the game, scoring the game's winning run.

The Sea Gulls (3-1, 3-0 CAC) would open the flood gates for all five of their runs in their final two at-bats. Senior Andrew Miller (Schwenksville, Pa.) scored the Gulls' first run, tying the game at 1-1, when senior Tim Kellinger (Knoxville, Md.) reached on a Seahawk error in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Salisbury's big inning came in the eighth, with four runs on three hits. The Sea Gulls grabbed the lead, 3-1, as Miller ripped a single into left field and drove in Evans and junior Brian Green (Salisbury, Md.). Miller finished the game with two runs scored and two RBI. Senior Trevor Cobb (Hagerstown, Md.) would advance to third on the hit which would allow him to then steal home plate during the next at-bat. After a Kellinger single, one of his two hits, senior Mike Celenza (Gaithersburg, Md.) was intentionally walked to load the bases. Celenza also had two hits in the game. The Sea Gulls' final run came on a bases-loaded walk by senior Ryan Smith (Waldorf, Md.) allowing Miller to score.

Junior pitcher Nathan Young (Washington Township, N.J.) started the game on the hill, working four innings. He struck out three and gave up four hits. Junior pitcher Kevin Story (Damascas, Md.) picked up the win, his first of the year. He did not allow a hit and struck out two in an inning and a third.

The Sea Gulls will play again on Monday as they host Washington College at the SU Baseball Field at 2 p.m.