The Saints bats stayed hot in game three of the weekend against Clark State in Fairborn, OH. However, freshman pitcher Casey Radka stole the show. In his first start of the season, Radka spun a complete game with seven strikeouts, allowing six hits with two earned runs. The defense was strong behind Radka's performance as well, as was the theme all weekend for the Saints.
In total the Saints scored 8 runs on 11 hits in a game where eight out of the nine starters registered a base knock.
In game two the Saints came out swinging, especially sophomore Jason Swope. The Ashland commit launched a two-run homerun over the right field wall in his first at bat of the game. After Swope's homerun, Luke Baranchak followed up with a double laced off of the left field wall before Nicholas Petrolla took the next offering over the wall in left for the second homerun of the inning.
After three straight walks loaded the bases, Swope stood in for his second at bat of the inning. On the first pitch of the at bat, Swope connected on his second homerun of the inning, a grand slam none the less, the first of his career at Mercyhurst North East. Swope finished the first inning with two homeruns and six RBIs.
Battling the weather all day, the umpires halted the game after one complete inning. The makeup date has not yet been set. The Saints now stand 13-14 on the year, 10-3 in the conference and are back in action Tuesday as they head to Monroe Community College for two 9 inning games.