Mount Baseball Hosts Lehigh for Three-Game Series

Mount Baseball Hosts Lehigh for Three-Game Series

MOUNT ST. MARY'S (3-9) vs. LEHIGH (9-5)
Friday, March 15, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 12:00 p.m. (DH)

MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount lost both ends of a home-and-home series at UMBC last weekend, falling 3-1 at home and 5-3 on the road.  Tom Healy had a good series for the Mount, going 5-for-8 at the plate in the two games.  Healy leads the Mountaineers with a .409 average this season.  Andrew Clow is hitting .375 while Sam Nott is hitting .300 with five home runs and 17 RBI.  On the mound, Chris Campbell is 0-1 with a 3.68 ERA in four appearances (two starts) while Scott Nickerson is 0-2 with a 3.09 ERA in five appearances (one start).  Freshman Alain Girman has 13 strikeouts in 11.1 innings of work, compiling a 3.18 ERA. 

ABOUT LEHIGH: The Mountain Hawks lost 17-8 at North Carolina A&T on Wednesday, snapping their six-game win streak.  Lehigh is 9-5 on the season, including an 8-4 record on the road.  Justin Pacchioli leads the team with a .349 average and 10 RBI while Casey Turner is hitting .308 with 10 runs scored.  On the mound, Jayme Edwards is 3-0 with a 2.60 ERA in 17.1 innings of work.  Colin Gotzon is 3-1 with a 3.71 ERA and a team-best 16 strikeouts. 

AST TIME WE MET: The Mount defeated Lehigh, 5-3, in Florida in 2009 in the last meeting between the two programs.  Jacob Darr went 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored and an RBI while Kyle Kane added three RBIs in the win.  Brett Moore allowed three runs on nine hits in seven innings to pick up the win while Mike Matta recorded the final three outs for the save.

ALL-TIME SERIES: The Mount is 2-0 all-time against Lehigh, earning a 7-6 win in 1989 and a 5-3 victory in 2009. 

POWER SURGE: Senior Sam Nott leads the Northeast Conference and is currently tied for eighth in the nation with five home runs. The Central Dauphin product recorded one home run last season, two as a sophomore in 2011 and zero in his first season on campus. Nott is fourth in the nation in home runs per game, averaging 0.42 per contest. He is also 15th in the nation with 1.42 RBIs/game.

STEALING BASES: With 11 stolen bases through 12 games, Mount junior Jay Knight is tied for ninth place nationally and is seventh in steals per game (0.92).  His 11 steals tie him for 12th in single-season program history. The single-season record is 18, which Matt Rueckert set in 1991, then repeated in 1992. With 19 steals for his career, Knight is tied for 11th in Mount history.

HEALY WITH HOT START:  Tom Healy has started the season strong, posting a .409 average (18-for-44) with five doubles and 10 RBIs over the first 12 games.  Healy has a .636 slugging percentage in 11 games this year.

UP NEXT: The Mount opens Northeast Conference play at Bryant with a four-game series beginning on Friday, March 22nd.