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April 28, 2013

Landmark Conference Regular Season Co-Champion USMMA Routs CCNY, 22-5

New Rochelle, NY – All 11 USMMA batters who reached the plate recorded at least one RBI as the Mariners routed CCNY Sunday afternoon, 22-5.  League action concluded around the Landmark Conference today with the Mariners on a bye week and after all of the scores went final Merchant Marine is the 2013 Landmark Conference Regular Season Co-Champions.  The title marks the first time the baseball program will bring back a regular season championship to Kings Point.  Today, freshman Ben Tracy (Doylestown, PA) picked up his first collegiate victory in what was his first start of the season with six innings of work on the mound.  USMMA scored in all seven innings, racking up 23 total hits, including six of the extra-base variety.

Merchant Marine (19-13) fired on all cylinders at the dish as Tyler Alger (Fairfax, VA) and Warren Hartmann (Wyckoff, NJ) both had four hits and scored four runs.  The Mariners were also relentless on the base paths, stealing a total of ten bases without being caught.  USMMA's 3-4-5- hitters of Hartmann, Danny Collins (Sleepy Hollow, NY), and Cameron Stadele (Alpharetta, GA) went 9-of-15 at the plate along with 10 runs scored and nine RBI.

CCNY (4-28) plated two runs in the first and third innings to close the Mariners lead to 5-4.  However, Merchant Marine would go on to push across 12 unanswered runs en route to its highest offense output of the year.  Tracy surrendered just three earned runs while Jeff Suciu (Zanesville, OH) needed only seven pitches to close out the seventh and final inning.

The USMMA baseball team finishes the regular season Tuesday afternoon with a non-conference clash at Old Westbury.  USMMA will be the #2 seed in next week's Landmark Conference Tournament, which will be hosted by top-seeded Catholic.