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Marymount baseball team takes 10-game win streak into weekend

Saints have scored 108 runs during that victory string
Marymount University right-hander Ryan Mariani was the winning pitcher against Hood, going seven innings.

Having won 10 straight games and 15 of 16, the Marymount University Saints baseball team upped its record to 26-5 overall and Atlantic East Conference leading mark to 12-1 entering weekend play.

As a result of its winning streak, Marymount was ranked 25th in the April 14 national poll by

In the 10 straight victories, Marymount has outscored those opponents 108-34. The Division III team’s one loss during the winning stretch was by one run.

In recent victories, Marymount defeated the University of Mary Washington, 10-3, at its home Capital One Park in Tysons, and topped Hood College, 11-4. Both were non-conference contests.

In the win over Mary Washington, Quincy Via had three hits, including a home run, five RBI and stole three bases.

Having two hits and an RBI each were Bobby Leitzel and Ryan Cuadros. Daniel Fernandez belted a solo homer.

On the mound, Gabriel Sebastino started and pitched six innings to get the win. He allowed five hits, no earned runs, struck out one and threw 71 pitches.

Against Hood, Ryan Mariani started and worked seven innings to get the win and improve to 3-1. He fanned three, walked two and scattered seven hits.

Leitzel had two hits and three RBI, Cuadros had three hits and two RBI, Jonathan McMath had two hits and two RBI and Alec Reilly and Jordan Dickson each had a hit and one RBI.

Marymount began the weekend with a two-game lead in the conference standings and nine regular-season games remaining.

NOTES: Marymount won 22 games last season . . . Through 31 games, Leitzel was Marymount’s leading hitter with a .407 average, Dickson was batting .400, Reilly .372, Kevin Knoess .362, Cuadros .354, McMath .333 and Via .326. On the mound, David Muirhead was 6-1 and Parker Casselberry and Braeden Lencz each 5-0. Kyle Lewis was 2-2 with five saves and Owen Mead 1-1 with three saves