Baseball takes down Mary Washington in CAC first round

Apr 18, 2017

The No. 16 Salisbury University baseball team opened play in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday afternoon as the top seed, taking on the University of Mary Washington, rolling to a 21-6 victory. Salisbury got all the offense it needed in the first inning, with 11 batters coming to the plate, coming up with seven hits and eight runs scored. The two biggest hits of the first inning were this two-run double down the first base line from Ron Villone? And Justin Meekins, in his second at bat of the inning, drove a two-run home run to left field, capping the scoring in the inning, giving starting pitcher Pete Grasso an 8-0 lead. Grasso worked seven innings to collect the win, striking out nine, while allowing just six hits and three runs. Kyle Canavan led the offensive effort for Salisbury, going 3-for-5 with three runs driven in, all on this triple in the seventh inning. Five Sea Gulls scored at least three runs in the game, while six had multiple hits. Scott Ardoin was 3-for-6 including this two-run single in the fifth inning. Grasso, who went 2-for-4 at the plate in the game put the exclamation mark on it, with a two-run home run in the eighth as Salisbury put up 20 runs for the second consecutive game. The Sea Gulls will now take on third-seeded York College of Pennsylvania on Thursday, April 20 in the second round of the tournament, beginning at 12:30 p.m., at the SU Baseball Field.

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