The University of Mary Washington baseball team split its Sunday doubleheader at Gallaudet University, dropping the opener, 6-0, before winning the nightcap in nine innings, 8-7. UMW moves to 7-5 on the season.
In the opener, the Eagles were shut out by Gallaudet pitcher Brandon Holsworth, who allowed just three hits in seven innings. Meanwhile, the Bison rapped out 12 hits, with senior Joey Carleton allowing four runs in five innings for the loss. David Phillips allowed two unearned runs in one inning in relief.
In the nightcap, the Eagles jumped ahead with three runs in the first, as Conner Lilley doubled and scored on an error, Brendan Jones scored on a Jono Haught single, and Seth Jordan scored on an RBI groundout by Chad Anglin.
The Bison tied the score with one in the first and two and the second, and forged ahead with two in the third after the Eagles posted one run in the top of the frame. UMW scored twice in the fourth as Lilley and Jones singled and scored on a sac fly from Haught and a single from Anglin.
The Bison scored twice in the fifth to go ahead, 7-6, but the Eagles tied the score in the top of the seventh. Haught led off the seventh with a triple and his pinch runner, James Sink, scored the tying run on a groundout.
In the ninth, Sink's speed played a factor in the winning run, as his bunt was misplayed, and he advanced to second on the error. Anglin singled to move the freshman to third, and he scored on a sacrifice fly to right field with the veentual winning run.
Junior Jake Black earned the win with 4.2 innings of three-hit shutout ball. Black walked three and struck out three. Offensively, Lilley led the Eagles with three hits, while Haught singled and tripled. Anglin and Cam Kostyack each singled twice.
The Eagles will host Shenandoah University on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.