Valori has four hits in opening split
ARLINGTON, Va. – McDaniel scored four run in the first two innings of the opener en route to a doubleheader split with Marymount in non-conference baseball action on Saturday.
Nick Valori (Sewell, N.J./Washington Twp.) went 4-for-6 with two RBIs and a run scored in the twinbill for the Green Terror (1-1), who took the first game 4-0 before the Saints (2-5) got a walk-off home run from Ben Berczek to lead off the bottom of the seventh for a 3-2 victory in game two.
In his first collegiate at bat, Valori rapped a double before taking third on a fielder's choice and soring on a Marshall Betts (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur) single through the left side.
Joe Fiore (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Beach) led off the top of the second with a walk before stealing second.
A Sean Sivo (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) one-out infield single played Hayward before a Valori sacrifice fly scored Hofmeister for the 4-0 advantage.
Jake Brown settled in after that, allowing just one baserunnner over the final five innings.
The nightcap was a pitchers' duel until Anthony Perretti led off the bottom of the sixth with a walk and took second on a passed ball.
A Bret Phillips doubled staked Marymount to a 1-0 lead before a sacrifice bunt and Austin Schnarrs double pushed the advantage to 2-0.
A Sivo bunt single loaded the bases before Valori, whose infield single scored Nazelrod to trim the deficit to 2-1.
A two-out single from Betts knotted the game before Berczek went yard to left-center for the game-winner.
Sivo finished with three hits in the twinbill.
The Green Terror returns to action at Gallaudet on Wednesday. Game time is 2 p.m.