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Celts Open Season With 7-4 Victory Over McMurry

Baseball opened up their season with a bang, claiming a 7-4 road victory. On top of the Celts' stellar performance, Head Coach David Wood would grab his first win as a collegiate Head Coach.

Dylan Lamb would score the first run of the 2022 season with a solo homerun to right center in the top of the second. St. Thomas would add to this total the very next inning with a Cameron McClure RBI single, granting the Celts a two-run advantage. However, a lone War Hawk homerun in the bottom of the third would keep McMurry in the game, extinguishing UST's momentum.

McMurry would eventually even the score up at two runs apiece behind four scoreless innings from the Celts. Throughout this frame, St. Thomas would log five hits but would stand seven runners on base.

Heading into the eighth inning, looking for separation, the Celts would deliver with a four-run outburst to ice the game. With one out and runners on second and third, Jacob Carriere would hit a bases clearing, 2 RBI triple to center field, sparking the St. Thomas offense. The next at-bat, Israel Fields' sacrifice bunt would score Carriere, giving the Celts a three-run lead. As the War Hawks struggled to get out of the inning, Cameron McClure would put the nail in the coffin with another triple to left field, driving in run.

This was the first time in UST Baseball history that two Celts would record a triple in the same inning.

McMurry would score two runs in the bottom of the frame to stay within striking distance but a Leo Galvan RBI double would ice the cake for the Celts, securing the opening day victory.

Landon Murray would pitch six innings, while only surrendering two runs on four hits. Murrary would record five punchouts while walking zero War Hawks. Brady Watson (1-0) would grab the win and Kameron Craig would log the save. Craig would close out the ball game striking out all three batters in the bottom of the ninth.