Pioneers Downed by Mount On Saturday Afternoon

Pioneers Downed by Mount On Saturday Afternoon

EMMITSBURG, Md.— The Sacred Heart University was held off the scoreboard for the second straight game, falling to Mount St. Mary's 7-0 on Saturday afternoon. The Mountaineers (15-23, 9-10 NEC) outhit the Pioneers (10-26, 5-10 NEC) 10-5 in the second game of the four-game set at E.T. Straw Stadium.

Mount picked up where they left off from Friday's win, striking with a first-inning run on an RBI groundout by Vaughn Parker. SHU threatened with runners in scoring position in the third but was unable to crack Mount's Michael Yetter.

The home team proceeded to add a run in the next four innings to take a 5-0 lead. After the Mountaineers made a pitching change in the seventh, the Pioneers picked up runners on first and third on a single by freshman Matt Sorrento before junior Kyle Oliver loaded the bases with one out. But Mount held SHU off the scoreboard with two straight outs to end the frame. A two-run double in the bottom of the seventh by Mount brought the final score to 7-0.

The Pioneers picked up five hits from five different batters on the day with senior Dan Schock recording the lone extra-base hit with a double in the fourth. It is the first time since SHU has been shutout in back-to-back contests March 22, 2015, when the Pioneers were held scoreless by Marist in a doubleheader (5-0, 2-0). 

Junior Brent Teller dropped the decision, surrendering three earned runs on six hits in four and a third inning. Junior Jackson Aldam was charged with three runs in two innings of relief. Junior John Cerretani pitched a scoreless inning of relief to close it out. 

An hour and 35-minute rain delay in the eighth inning pushed game two back to Sunday morning as the Pioneers close out the weekend with a doubleheader beginning at 11:30 a.m.