FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – In a game that lasted just over three and a half hours at a cold and snowy Dickinson Stadium Monday afternoon, the Southern Vermont College baseball team fell 19-7 to hosting University of Mary Washington.
The Eagles led 10-0 at the end of the third before SVC chopped its deficit in half during the next frame. UMW would pull away, however, with nine runs through its final three trips to the plate while holding the Mountaineers to just a pair in the eighth.
Monday was originally scheduled to be a doubleheader, but weather forecasts caused it to be turned into the single matchup. Southern Vermont (1-5)—which had its Tuesday twin bill at Southern Virginia University cancelled—will instead line up with the Eagles again on Tuesday for a 3 p.m. first pitch.
SVC senior infielder John Arancio (Oradell, N.J.) was 2-2 with three walks, two runs batted in, and one run scored while sophomore first baseman Jordan Banks (Bristol, Conn.) went 2-3 with a pair of walks, an RBI, and a run scored. Junior right fielder Will Molloy (Ellenville, N.Y.) had a 2-4 showing at the dish, and he added a walk, two runs scored, and a run batted in to his line.
Mountaineer junior righty Joe Braim (Saratoga, N.Y.) was pinned with the loss (1-2) with just four of his 12 runs allowed being earned.
UMW put up two runs in the bottom of the first before hanging a crooked eight in the third. Arancio turned a one-out double to center into SVC's first score when Banks followed with a two-bagger of his own. After a Molloy RBI infield single made it 10-2, a costly two-out error in center field allowed three Mountaineers to cross the dish.
The Eagles got those runs back with two in the sixth and another three in the seventh. Southern Vermont answered with a pair in the eighth when Arancio knocked a two-run base hit to center, but those would be the last Mountaineer scores as the hosts finished off the victory.
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