HANOVER, Md. –
Heavy winds helped propel Mount St. Mary's over Coppin State's baseball team, 15-5, on Wednesday afternoon at Joe Cannon Stadium. It was CSU's first game at Joe Cannon Stadium this season.
Five different Eagles recorded multi-hit games with Caleb Duhay
, Marcos Castillo
, Nazier McIlwain
, Brandon Watkins
and Jonathan Sabino
all recording a pair of hits. Duhay, Castillo and McIlwain also were credited with RBIs, as were Allen Saar
and Carlos Alviarez
With gusts howling over 40 miles per hour, Mount St. Mary's jumped on Coppin State early with five runs in the first three innings. The Eagles were able to answer with two runs in the third on a sacrifice fly by Castillo followed by a single by McIlwain.
Both teams went scoreless in the fourth but the Mount erupted for eight runs in the next three innings to extend its lead to 13-2. After a scoreless eighth, the visiting team tacked on another two runs but Coppin did not go down quietly in its final at bat.
Watkins and Sabino started the rally with back-to-back singles before a passed ball put them both in scoring position. Alviarez then singled through the left side to score Watkins and a double by Duhay drove in Sabino. Allen Saar
then drove a ball to center field for a sacrifice fly but that would be as close the Navy & Gold would get.
took the loss for CSU, allowing four earned runs over 2.2 innings before being replaced by Bradley Tuttle
. Tuttle also pitched 2.2 innings and allowed seven runs. Daniel Alvarez
was impressive in his body of work, allowing just one run over 2.2 innings before Anthony Martinez
pitched the final inning and allowed an earned run.
With heavy snow in the forecasts this weekend, the Eagles were forced to move up their MEAC series against Maryland Eastern Shore. The rivals will play a 5 pm single game on Thursday, April 5 before a 2 pm doubleheader on Friday, April 6. All three games will be played at Bachman Sports Complex.