SALISBURY, Md. — The bats were hot all day for No. 1 Salisbury as it took down St. Mary’s (Md.) 31-12 and 28-0 in a Capital Athletic Conference doubleheader on Monday.
Game 1: Salisbury 31, St. Mary’s (Md.) 12
The Sea Gulls started off game one strong, scoring nine runs in a long first inning to take a huge lead early.
In the bottom of the second, the Salisbury bats stayed hot, as the Sea Gulls added seven more runs to their total in the half inning.
The scoring in the inning was highlighted by a two-RBI triple to right center from Hrycak that scored sophomore Tom LaBriola and Lipman.
The offense kept going in the bottom of the third, with six more runs coming across for SU in the inning, including a two-RBI single from LaBriola that helped the Gulls take a 22-0 lead.
Salisbury went on to score nine more runs and saw St. Mary’s score 12 runs to put the final at 31-12.
Brett Collacchi earned his fourth win on the mound in his start, allowing six hits and three runs while notching a strikeout in his four innings of work. Josh Greenberg pitched three innings of relief and recorded a strikeout, while Dylan Anderson and John Britton each pitched an inning of relief.
Mike LaBriola and Joey Gumpman both connected for their first homers of their careers in the game.
Game 2: Salisbury 28, St. Mary’s (Md.) 0
Grasso started on the mound in the second game and earned his first win as a pitcher this season. He pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing only one hit and tallying eight strikeouts in the contest.
Along with pitching, Grasso also got the scoring started off in game two, powering his fifth home run of the season over the right-center fence. The long ball also scored Hayman, who reached when he hit a leadoff single into left field.
The Gulls (20-0, 15-0 CAC) scored one more run in the bottom of the first before the offense opened up again for six runs in the bottom of the second.
The scoring in the inning was highlighted by a three-run home run into left field from Sanzone, which was his first blast of the season.
In the bottom of the third, four more runs came across home plate for Salisbury, including a double down the left-field line by Dmiterchik that scored Hrycak.
Sophomore Scott Ardoin paced SU in the bottom of the fourth, as his RBI-double into left-center helped the Gulls take a 16-0 lead.
Salisbury scored 12 more runs, all in the bottom of the sixth, to cap the scoring on the day.
The Sea Gulls set a program record for combined runs in a doubleheader with 59 runs, which is the most since February 27, 2005 when they scored 44 in a twin bill against the College of Staten Island.