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Bryant sweeps DH, completes series sweep of Mount

Bryant sweeps DH, completes series sweep of Mount

EMMITSBURG, Md. – Tyler Schoff struck out eight over seven scoreless innings in game one and the offense scored double-digit runs in game two as the Bryant University baseball swept a doubleheader against Mount St. Mary's on Saturday afternoon.

With the victories, the Bulldogs swept their second-straight Northeast Conference series and now are now 8-7-1 overall and 6-0 in league play.

Game Information
Game 1: Bryant 7, Mount St. Mary's 2
Game 2: Bryant 13, Mount St. Mary's 4
Records: Bryant (8-7-1, 6-0 NEC), Mount (5-14, 1-5 NEC)
Location: E.T. Straw Family Stadium (Emmitsburg, Md.)
Game 1: W|L|S: Tyler Schoff (2-0) | Brenden Kennedy (1-2)
Game 2: W|L|S: Kevin Gould (2-1) | B. Shives

Key Moment (Game One)

  • Bryant played team baseball to put a crooked number on the board in the second as Tommy DiTullio and Sam Sinisgalli produced runs without the benefit of a hit.      

How it Happened (Game One)

  • McGill and Knight both reached to open the second and Rodriguez drove in a run with a double to right center. DiTullio followed with an RBI ground out and Sinisgalli brought home a run with a sac fly.
  • Gustin pushed Bryant's lead to 4-0 with a two-out single through the right side in the fifth.
  • Rodriguez made it a 6-0 game with an opposite field two-run home run in the sixth.
  • A fielding error brought home the final Bryant run in the eighth.
  • Mount plated its only two runs in the bottom of the eighth.   

Stats (Game One)

  • Mount outhit Bryant, 7-6.
  • Schoff tossed 7.0 scoreless, allowing five hits. He didn't walk a batter and struck out eight.
  • Liam LeVangie pitched the final two innings, allowing two runs on two hits.
  • McGill, Knight and Rodriguez all scored two runs.
  • Rodriguez finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Key Moment (Game Two)

  • Gustin broke a 1-1 tie with a bases-clearing double in the top of the fifth inning.       

How it Happened (Game Two)

  • An infield error with two outs helped Bryant push across the first run in the third. Two pitches after the error, Ciliento scored on a wild pitch.
  • Mount tied the game on an RBI double in the fourth.
  • In the top of the fifth, the first three Bulldogs reached to set the stage for Gustin. Behind 1-2, Gustin laced a double down the right field line, scoring all three runners. Gustin would then steal third and score on a throwing error.
  • Mount rallied in the bottom half the inning, scoring twice to chace Vito Morgese. With runners on second and third, Kevin Gould uncorked a wild pitch to plate a run. He settled down though, getting two strikeouts and a pop out to end the inning.
  • Bryant put the game away with seven runs in the sixth. A wild pitch scored the first run and Matt Woods drove home the second. Liam McGill added an RBI and Vincenzo Castronovo plated two with a two-run double to right. A sac fly from DiTullio capped the inning.
  • Ciliento added a solo home run in the seventh to make it 13-3.  

Stats (Game Two)

  • Bryant outhit Mount, 17-7.
  • The Mountaineers made five errors in the game.
  • Ciliento finished 3-for-6 with a home run and three runs scored.
  • Gustin had two RBI and two runs scored.
  • Rodriguez finished 3-for-6.
  • Brian Nicolas posted three hits and scored twice, while Woods finished with two hits and two runs scored.
  • Morgese allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits, walked two and struck out three over 4.0 innings.
  • Gould struck out three over 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.
  • Michael Randazzo tossed 1.1 innings of relief.   
  • Christian Allegretti and Jack Ipsen each tossed a scoreless inning of relief to close the door. 

Game Notes

  • Bryant is now 40-5 all-time against the Mountaineers.
  • McGill has reached safely in 16-straight games.
  • Gustin posted his eighth multi-hit game of the year.
  • Rodriguez hit his second home run in as many weekends.
  • Ciliento hit his 20th career home run in game two. He's just the fifth player in DI program history to hit 20 home runs in a career.
  • Schoff improved to 2-0 on the year and has now walked three and struck out 32 in 27.0 innings.  

Up Next

Bryant returns home on Tuesday afternoon, hosting Northeastern at Conaty Park. First pitch is set for 3:00 p.m.