Wadington goes 3-for-3, Assumption powers past Baseball

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Saint Anselm College baseball team dropped a 7-4 decision to Assumption College on Sunday afternoon at Alfond Stadium in Winter Park, Fla.

The Hawks fall to 0-5 on the season, while Assumption improves to 4-4 with the win. Saint Anselm returns to action tomorrow morning when they take on Concordia at 11 a.m.

Junior Max Wadington went 3-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI to power the Hawks offense. John Marculitis was 1-for-3 with a run scored, while Jason Turner and Jon McQuarrie each went 1-for-4, with Turner driving in a run and McQuarrie scoring one. Matthew Flynn also went 1-for-5 with an RBI double.

On the mound, Autrey Gates suffered the defeat, tossing 5.0 innings and allowing three runs on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Zane Byrne tossed 1.1 innings and allowed two runs on three hits, while Max Hall pitched 1.2 innings and allowed two runs on two hits.

Jake Byrne opened the scoring for the Greyhounds with a homerun in the second inning, and the Hawks tied it in the top of the third as Wadington drove in John Marculitis after he singled to lead off the inning.

Assumption jumped back on top 3-1 after back-to-back RBI doubles from R.J. Libby and Jared Brescia in the bottom of the fourth. The Hawks answered again, this time in the top of the sixth as Turner stroked an RBI single through the right side to plate Wadington. Saint Anselm would have a chance to tie the game with runners on the corners, but came up empty to end the inning.

The Greyhounds blasted three solo homeruns in the bottom of the seventh to grab a 6-2 lead. They would add one more run in the eighth on another solo shot off the bat of Brescia to take a 7-2 lead.

In the top of the ninth, the Hawks put two runners on with one out after a single by McQuarrie and a walk to John Marculitis. A wild pitch allowed the runners to move up to second and third, and Aaron Crandall drove in McQuarrie with an RBI groundout. Matthew Flynn stepped to the plate and doubled down the right field line to plate Mike Goddu to make it a 7-4 game with two outs. Wadington would work a walk to put two runners on, but Colton King forced a pop up to end the game.

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