Saints Split Baseball DH v. Mount Marty in Missouri

OZARK, MO ( – The PC baseball team spilt day two of the four-game series against the Lancers of Mount Marty College this afternoon. The Saints fell in the first game of the day, 6-0, but wrapped up the 3-2 win to end the four-game series. With the split, the Saints move to 1-3 on the year, while the Lancers improve to 4-3.

Game One: Presentation College 0, Mount Marty College 6

It took the Lancers just three innings to put away the Saints for the third consecutive time this weekend as they poured in six runs during the third, fourth, and fifth innings. The Saints struggled to get the bats going as they were outhit 8-3 in the contest. Errors also played a huge role as the Saints’ defense committed five in the loss.

BJ Wyche (FR/Las Vegas, NV) took the loss for the Saints as he went three and two-thirds innings, allowing five runs on six hits and two strikeouts. CJ Canfield (JR/Rochester, WA) came in relief and threw three and a third innings of work.

Eric Hernandez (SR/Gilbert, AZ), Zane Hunt (JR/San Tan Valley, AZ) and Gilbert Aguilar (FR/Tucson, AZ ) collected the three hits to lead the Saints offensively.

Game Two: Presentation College 3, Mount Marty College 2

The Saints – who have struggled all weekend at the plate – struck first in the bottom of the second inning to take the early 2-0 lead. After a lead-off walk by Zane Hunt and a single by Eric Hernandez, both moved into scoring position after they both stole at the next at-bat. Hunt would cross home after an error by MMC’s catcher and Hernandez would follow on a passed ball for the two-run inning.

Two innings later, the Saints extended their lead up to three after an RBI single by Kyle Angielski (SO/Regina, SK, CAN) to score Hernandez – who reached base on a walk.

However, despite throwing five scoreless innings, Joey Wollman (JR/Aberdeen, SD) gave up the first Lancer run of the game on a sacrifice fly to score Mimmack. Mimmack led-off the inning with a double deep down the left field line and advanced to third after teammate Miller grounded out to Hernandez. The Lancers ended up scoring again in the following inning to cut the deficit down to one run. However, Dryden Kaczmar (SO/Regina, SK, CAN) would come in from right field to close out the game on the mound with the final out to secure his first save of the year.

Four Saints nabbed a hit in the game including Angel Faras (SO/Tuscon, AZ), Gilbert Aguilar, Eric Hernandez, and Kyle Angielski. Eric Hernandez led the team with two runs scored, while Angielski hit in the lone RBI of the game.

Joey Wollman earned his first win of the season as he surrendered two runs off five hits in six and two-third innings of work. Wollman struck out one and walked zero, while Colin Crandall (JR/Littlerock, CA) and Dryden Kaczmar entered the final inning in relief.