March 5, 2006
Moraga, CA- While the conditions at Louis Guisto Field were cold and wet, the Saint Mary's bats were anything but. The Gaels pounded out 17 hits and amassed 15 runs in a 15-2 victory to sweep the series over Georgetown Sunday afternoon. Senior Ian Farmer earned his first victory on the year while SMC improves to 9-7 on the season.
The Gaels took an early 5-0 advantage in the second when sophomore catcher Ian Gordon drove in two on a single down the right field line. Senior Adam Hicks then reached first on an error that enabled Gordon to score.
Senior Orben Frederick followed with a sac-fly that brought in Hicks. Senior Delaney Gallagher then capped off the inning with a double down the right field line that scored Sam Carter. Carter reached on a double to left-center.
In the fourth, the Gaels tacked on three more. Gallagher drove in another run when he brought in Carter on a muffed double play attempt by the Hoyas. Gordon again added to his hot streak with another pair of RBIs. Gordon singled through the left side to bring in Gallagher and senior Mike Harris.
In the sixth, the Gaels would again tack on three more. Frederick pounded a double down the left field line that cleared the bases, bringing in Gordon and Hicks. Carter then followed suit with a single to left-center that brought in Frederick.
The Hoyas would finally put a run on the board in the seventh when they broke the silence with a two-spot. Kelly Muir nailed a single up the middle that brought in Joe Graziano and Mark McLaughlin.
SMC would answer back in the eighth with three more. Freshman Ryan Young brought home Hicks on an error by the third baseman. Gilbert Urbina then was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded that enabled Frederick to score. Greg Jones then capped off the day with a single through the right side that brought in Eric Cattoni.
Gordon finished the day 3-for-4 from the plate with four RBIs and two runs scored. Gallagher batted 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored while Carter added a 3-for-4, one RBI and two run performance. Frederick finished 1-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
Farmer got back on track for the Gaels by scattering five hits and striking out two in six innings. Andy Ferich tallied the loss for the Hoyas after giving up six earned runs on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Saint Mary's will return to action on Tuesday, March 7 to host San Francisco State. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. from Louis Guisto Field.