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Hounds Season Comes to Close in Landmark Semifinals with Loss to Elizabethtown

Hounds Season Comes to Close in Landmark Semifinals with Loss to Elizabethtown

BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- The Moravian College baseball team fell to Elizabethtown College in the elimination game of the 2016 Landmark Conference Semifinal Monday afternoon at Gillespie Field by a final score of 3-0.

Senior Ian Carbone got the start for the Greyhounds and pitched 5.2 innings giving up one unearned run. Carbone struck out four batters while only allowing four hits. Also seeing action on the mound today were sophomore pitchers Nicholas Mazzella and Dan Morrin. Mazzella pitched 2.1 innings while allowing no runs and two hits while Morrin hurled one inning for the Blue and Grey.

Elizabethtown scored once in the first inning and scored two more runs in the ninth.

At the plate senior catcher Mike Roethke led the Greyhounds with two hits on the day while junior outfielder Anthony Gaetaniello grabbed Moravian's only other hit of the day.

"Our seniors represented our team well," commented Head Coach Paul Engelhardt. "They went to the conference tournament all four years, played in the finals three times, took home one championship and went to the NCAA tournament twice as well. They accomplished a lot both as a team and as individuals. They fought hard as a team this year just to get to this point and make the playoffs and I am very proud of the effort they all put into the season. I am sure that once they graduate and move on to the working world, they will all be successful and I am honored to have had all of these guys on the team for their collegiate careers."

Monday's game marked the end of the 12 seniors' careers. The group posted some stellar numbers over their careers, with many of them ending the careers etched into the Greyhound record book. Overall the players had a career batting average of .303, hitting the ball 561 times out of 1,848 plate appearances. The group also tallied 22 home runs, 342 RBIs, 371 runs, 97 doubles and nine triples. Seniors Alex Bull , Charles Savite, Roethke and Anthony Zaloga names are all scattered throughout the Moravian record book for games played, putouts, at-bats, hits, strikeouts, as well as many other categories.