After a historic win over No. 2 Southeastern, USCB baseball couldn’t keep up the momentum in a 10-6 loss at St. Andrews on Tuesday.
Both offenses got out to hot starts in the first inning, exchanging four runs apiece. Matthew Morgan smacked a bases-clearing three-RBI double to put the Sand Sharks on the board before scoring on a Knight error to go up 4-0. The home team answered right away, matching the four-run total and scoring two more in the second inning to grab a 6-4 lead.
USCB had opportunities to cut into the deficit in the third and fourth innings but stranded five runners on bases, including leaving the bases loaded in the fourth. Brian Meyer smoked a clutch two-out ground-rule double to cut the lead to one before St. Andrews scored four unanswered runs to go up 10-5 after seven. The resilient Sand Sharks tried to make another comeback in the ninth, as Daniel Searles started it off with a walk and Wesley Ambrose singled to put two runners on. USCB could only push across one before the Knights retired the visitors to seal the win.
Meyer was fantastic at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI, while Morgan drove in three runs. Ryan Reynolds, Jacob Judy, DJ Lawler, and Griffin Cassell all performed well out of the bullpen, holding St. Andrews off the board.
USCB (20-17, 7-11) heads back into conference play Friday hosting a crucial Sun Conference series against Ave Maria.
By Wes Kerr