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