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Salisbury Athletics | March 14, 2014

No. 7 Salisbury plates 35 in rout of Albertus Magnus, most since 2000

Kyle Hayman

SALISBURY, Md. -- No. 7 Salisbury put up the most runs it has scored since the 2000 season with a 35-3 win Friday against Albertus Magnus. The contest was called after the Falcons had batted in the seventh inning.

Salisbury last scored as many as 35 runs in a 37-0 victory against Gallaudet in April 13, 2000.

Albertus Magnus (2-5) scored three runs in the top of the first but Salisbury (10-3) answered with nine runs in its half of the inning. The Sea Gulls scored a run in every inning except its last at bat.

Junior Kyle Hayman led off for the Sea Gulls with a base hit to right field and was followed by freshman Pete Grasso, who went to first after being it by a pitch. After a single by senior Quinn Griffith, Hayman scored on a wild pitch to cut the lead to 3-1. Junior Bobby Sanzone sent a single through the left side for an RBI, before senior Ken O'Neill reached on a throwing error by the third baseman to tie the score at 3-3. During the next at bat, Sanzone scored on a wild pitch to give the Sea Gulls a lead they wouldn't relinquish.

The Sea Gulls would add four runs in the second before putting up 17 in the bottom of the third. In that inning, Salisbury sent 23 batters to the plate, plating the runs on eight hits. In the third, Grasso, juniors Austin Barefoot and Sanzone, and Griffith drew a bases-loaded walk, while junior Jordan Gowe and senior O'Neill were hit by pitches to force in a run.

Salisbury scored a single run in the fourth and added four in the fifth to cap its scoring.

Hayman and senior Johnny Schiotis each had four RBIs in the contest to lead the Sea Gulls, and Barefoot added three RBIs. Schiotis had a team-high three hits in the contest, including two doubles. Salisbury pounded out a season-high 26 hits in the game.

Sophomore Jeff Geary earned the win for the Sea Gulls, pitching two shutout innings in relief to pick up the first victory of his career. His three strikeouts set a new career mark. Freshmen John Britton, Alex Thoms and Nathan Justis each worked an inning to close out the contest.