With the win, Saint Mary’s improves to 11-20, while Georgetown drops to 17-11. For the second consecutive game against the Hoyas, the Gaels did not allow an earned run.
There were many baserunners in the game as the teams combined for 21 runners left on base. With the Gaels leading 2-1 in the fourth, Markus Melgosa had a big two-out, two-RBI double to give the Gaels a 4-1 lead. Three of SMC’s four runs came with two outs. Melgosa finished the day going 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.
Saint Mary’s had 11 hits on the afternoon as Melgosa and Anthony Villa had RBI.
Jordan Mills (2-3) earned the win for the Gaels, doing a good job of not allowing base runners to score. Mills went 5.2 innings, allowed five hits, one run, none earned, walked two and struck out five. He threw 106 pitches, 71 for strikes.
Kelsey Outram tossed 1.1 innings of scoreless relief, while Patrick Keane earned the two inning save, his fifth of the year.
Georgetown made its biggest threat in the eighth against Keane, loading the bases with two outs. Keane then got the next GU batter to strike out to end the frame with the potential tying run on base.
Saint Mary’s is back in action on Sunday when it takes on Georgetown in the series finale. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m. at Louis Guisto Field.