Maxon, Seariac lead MCLA to non league win over RPI 7-6

Maxon, Seariac lead MCLA to non league win over RPI 7-6

Troy, NY- The MCLA Baseball team pounded out 12 hits and Dillon Maxon came on to escape a major jam in the ninth inning as the Trailblazers squeaked past RPI 7-6 this afternoon in non league action.  The Trailblazers improve to 6-9 on the season while RPI falls to 7-6.

It marks the first victory for MCLA over the Engineers since 2010.

The Trailblazers fell behind early as RPI posted a pair of runs in the bottom of the third inning for a 2-0 lead.  MCLA would respond with a five run uprising in the fourth inning to take the lead for keeps.

Christian Seariac began things with an RBI single to center field slicing the lead to 2-1.  Logan Rumbolt then delivered a two run single to give MCLA a 3-2 lead.  Rumbolt would eventually score on a passed ball and when Jake Ferrara singled home Dan Buchanan, it was 5-2 in favor of MCLA.

RPI would add single tallies in the fourth and sixth innings to pull within 5-4 before MCLA got some breathing room.  Seariac ripped another RBI single and Rumbolt followed with a sacrifice fly to increase the MCLA lead to 7-4.

The Engineers tacked on one in the seventh and then had a golden chance for a walk off win in the ninth before Maxon entered.  Edwin Veras started the frame for MCLA but promptly loaded the bases without recorded an out.  Maxon relieved, and quickly recorded a strikeout for the first out.

A fielders choice brought home a run to cut it to 7-6, but now with two outs.  Maxon would induce a fly out to right to end the game and earn his first career save in a Trailblazers uniform.

Seariac and Jeff Bink ended with three hits each.  Seariac drove in three runs while Rumbolt ended with a pair of hits and three RBI's.  

MCLA will open league play on Friday when they travel to the New England Baseball Complex to challenge Framingham State at 11am.