FORT PIERCE, Fla – In 2018, the Buccaneers finished off their southern trip with a game against Lebanon Valley College which finished 17-14, in favor of the Dutchmen. This year, in the first of two meetings between the team, Lebanon Valley picked up where they left off against the Bucs in 2018 but, Maritime was unable to put any runs on the board, falling 15-0 to the Dutchmen.
How it Happened
For the first two innings, the teams remained knotted at zero. In the bottom of the third inning, LVC broke the game open brining three runs across. This was the start of a four inning scoring spree for the Dutchmen who then scored five more in the bottom of the fourth inning. With the Buccaneers unable to answer, Lebanon Valley added two runs in the bottom of the fifth and, in the bottom of the sixth, scored five runs in an inning for the second time in the game.
Now down 15, Maritime didn't allow another run the remainder of the game but, behind five hits, they were unable to get on the board, dropping the first game against LVC and second game of the day, 15-0.
Inside the Numbers
On The Mound
Mass Maritime: Mason Ashburn (East Freetown, Mass) (L, 0-1): 3 IP | 3 H | 3 R | 3 ER | 5 BB | 2 K
Lebanon Valley: Brenden Ward (W, 1-0): 5 IP | 5 H | 0 R | 0 BB | 6 K
At the Plate
The Bucs recorded just five hits in the game each of which was a single. Two of the Buccaneer hits came off the bat of JohnPaul Kelley (Quincy, Mass). It was Kelley's second multi-hit game of the day.
To go along with the five hits, the Bucs earned four free passes but also struck out on 13 occasions.
The Dutchmen recorded 11 hits in 35 at-bats and also walked 14 times.
Lebanon Valley had five extra base hits in the game, all doubles. Two LVC hitters hit two double each, TJ Holdredge and Josh Herring, who each also drove in five runs in the Dutchmen win.
Following the departure of starting pitcher, Brenden Ward, no LVC reliever gave up a hit to Maritime.
Up Next: The Buccaneers finish their Florida trip with a second game against Lebanon Valley on Sunday, March 3rd at 12pm in Fort Pierce.