Game 1 Box Score: USMMA 14 – Yeshiva 0
Game 2 Box Score: USMMA 16 – Yeshiva 4
KINGS POINT, N.Y. (April 23, 2017) – On Sunday, the USMMA baseball team swept a Skyline Conference doubleheader from visiting Yeshiva University – winning the first game 14-0 in seven innings before taking the second by a final of 16-4. With the wins, the Mariners improve to 12-17 (9-9 Skyline), while the Macabees fall to 0-15 (0-12 Skyline).
Junior Justus Martin (Eaton, Colo.) earned the win in the first game, hurling five shutout innings and allowing just two hits with five strikeouts. Sophomore John Kelly Jr. (Apex, N.C.) and senior Timothy Pamlayne (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) finished of the game with 1-2-3 innings in the sixth and seventh, respectively. Kelly had one strikeout and Pamlayne fanned two.
Junior Michael Barnes (Alexandria, Va.) led the way at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a triple and a game-best three runs batted in while also scoring two runs. Sophomore Jesse Reinebold (Granger, Ind.) led all players with three runs scored and was one of eight Mariners with an RBI.
Senior Francis Grzymkowski (Stafford, Va.) was also stellar from the plate, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple, knocking in one run and scoring once.
Freshman Matthew Austin (Alexandria, Va.) contributed to the win with a two-RBI single in the sixth.
Senior Rephael Rosenberg suffered the loss for Yeshiva after giving up 10 runs (just four earned) on six hits with three strikeouts in four innings of work.
In the second game, the Mariners used four runs in the opening inning, three in the second and nine in the third to blow the game open. Freshman Ben Kane (Fountain Valley, Calif.) got the win after tossing four innings of one-hit ball with one run allowed and five strikeouts. Pamlayne, senior Spencer Blauw (Strasburg, Colo.) and freshman Jonathan James (Fredericksburg, Va.) closed out the game by pitching the fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.
Barnes, senior Matthew Thomson (Memphis, Tenn.), sophomore Kyle Cunningham (Panama City Beach, Fla.) and freshman Matt Mundorf (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) all knocked in two runs apiece in the second game, while four other players had one RBI each. Again, Reinebold led the way with three runs scored.
Junior Mordechai Cohen was tacked with the loss in the second game, as he only pitched one inning and gave up four runs on four hits with one strikeout. Three other pitchers finished the game for the Maccabees.
The Mariners stole a total of 19 bases on the day, including 12 in the second game alone.
USMMA has now concluded Skyline Conference action and currently sit in fourth place. The top six teams at the end of the regular season next weekend will qualify for the Skyline Tournament. The Mariners can finish as high as fourth or as low as seventh based on the remainder of the Skyline schedule that will be played out over the next week. Full Skyline standings with each teams' schedules available as links are on the Skyline Conference website at this link.
Up next, the Mariners are on the road at former Landmark Conference rival Drew University this coming Wednesday, April 26. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Rangers' Doc Young Field in Madison, N.J. Live stats for the game will be available at this link.
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